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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Job Title: Grounds Maintenance Operative
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Loughborough
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SS25161
Job Published: August 14, 2018 08:44

Job Description

Reference numberSS25161RegionUKLocationEast MidlandsSub locationLoughboroughFunctionBuilding Services / MaintenanceEmployment typeFull Time - PermanentHourly Rate BandsN/ASalaried/Hourly-PaidSalaried
Maintain the playing surfaces and amenity landscapes and facilities at Welbeck The Defence Sixth Form College to the required standard in accordance with Interserve Contractual obligations and end user requirements.
Assist Head Groundsman and as directed in undertaking work tasks
Undertake routine preparation and maintenance work on a range of sports facilities and surfaces as detailed on work schedules or job tickets. Undertake all preparatory and cultivation work to maintain safe quality playing surfaces.
Amenity lawn maintenance and cultivation (Amenity and High Profile Areas0
Maintenance of Residential gardens and lawns.
Soil cultivation, digging, forking, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, bed preparation and planting
Undertake weed and moss control around the campus as required and directed
To keep boarders, thoroughfares and footpaths clear and free from litter at all times
Empty litter bins on the campus in accordance with appropriate schedules
The safe The safe use and maintenance of ride on mowers, tractors and grounds maintenance machinery, including hand tools and light machinery and use of cylinder and rotary mowers, strimmers and leaf blowers/collectors
Carry out gritting and snow clearing duties of roads and pavements as requested
Set up and mark out all sports pitches or amenity surfaces in accordance with user requirements and to an acceptable standard.
Drive vehicles and operate equipment in a safe and responsible manner as required for grounds maintenance operations.
Ensure vehicles and equipment used by self and work group are regularly maintained in accordance with routine operating requirements and advise on repair or replacement of faulty equipment.
Monitor the use of consumable items and spares and make arrangements for their replenishment.
Ensure the safe use, storage, calibration and disposal of pesticides and other similar substances.
Promote the Health and Safety of self and others.
Respond to emergencies
Ensure your work area and grounds maintenance yard is kept clean, tidy and secure at all times.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, colleagues and facility end users.
Make recommendations to supervisor regarding improved work systems, labour and machinery utilisation.
Ensuring compliance with Health & Safety practices in accordance with HSE guidance and legislation.
Undertake all work operations in accordance with Interserve QSHE requirements, including CATS, Don’t Walk By and site task based Risk and Method Statements.
Ensure company procedures are adhered to regarding procurement and payment for goods and services.
To enhance the service delivery to meet the changing needs of the organisation and deliver a first class service that supports the core functions of the college and students.
Assist with manual tasks and Undertake any other duties and training that may be required from you.

You should have relevant experience in grounds maintenance and will possess one or more of the following qualifications:
NVQ/SVQ Level 2 Sports Turf Maintenance,
IOG National Technical Certificate,
BTEC First Diploma/First Certificate in Horticulture
City & Guilds National Certificate in Horticulture.
A full and valid driving licence.
Desirable Qualifications and Knowledge
Awareness of relevant Health and Safety legislation.
PA 1, 2a & 6
Facilities Management in education is an ever-changing service and all staff are expected to be motivated and adopt a flexible approach to their work. The candidate should have an aptitude for Grounds Maintenance and take pride in their work.

Applicants should be able to work as a team as well as on their own initiave and have good communication skills
Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check prior to the commencement of his/her employment. the post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College is a Non Smoking Site.
Interserve's vision is to redefine the future for people and places. We are one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and front-line public services. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenue of £3.1 billion and a workforce of over 75,000 people worldwide.