Full-time (37 hours per week) Send Caseworker contract to start on 21-06-18 until 27-07-18 with a possible extension.
Theses assignments are to assist works on grass cutting and litter picking on central reserves. All works carried out under full traffic management and accepted staff will have specific induction training on 21st and 22nd June.
Under the direction of a Chargehand/Groundsworker, to undertake general grounds maintenance and gardening duties in the South Gloucestershire area, according to the specification of the Grounds Maintenance contract.
(a) To undertake grass cutting duties using hand and ride on mowers, strimmers and other equipment, ensuring verges, open spaces and sites are left clean and tidy and maintained according to the contract specification.
(b) To carry out general garden maintenance duties and horticultural operations, assisting in minor landscaping works such as the planting of shrubs and trees.
(c) To undertake other general maintenance work of hard surfaces, hedges, quality and amenity grass, beds and borders, assisting in the control of weed growth by the application of herbicides.
(d) To carry out winter maintenance and litter and general clearance work in public parks, open spaces and woodland areas.
(e) To assist in setting out and marking sports areas undertaking groundsman duties, including spiking, seeding, rotovating and fertilising as required.
(f) To undertake when required general grounds maintenance and horticultural operations within a cemetery environment, including internment duties and grave digging by hand in public cemeteries within the South Gloucestershire area.
(g) To assist the Playground Equipment Inspector in routine inspection work and associated grounds maintenance work as required.
(h) To use powered hand tools and drive vehicles and vans, subject to the possession of the appropriate licence, in the execution of the above duties, ensuring that all pre-start checks are carried out.
(i) To ensure that safe methods of work and relevant Health and Safety regulations are followed at all times, defects in equipment are reported to supervision and that awareness of members of the public is taken into account in undertaking the above work.
(j) To ensure that all work was undertaken complies with the criteria and standards required in the contract specification.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Able to work in inclement weather conditions
PHYSICAL EFFORT AND/OR STRAIN
Physical effort is required to lift plant and equipment, for example, lifting mowers or football posts and digging soil.