Gardener (Scale4)

Ashton Recruitment requires a Gardener for our client Belfast City Council.

Job Title: Gardeners (Scale 4)

Location: Belfast

Duration: Temporary

Rate of pay: £12.80 per hour

Hours: 37 hours per week

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • To maintain the orderly condition of grounds, that is, sweeping, hoeing, raking, mowing, edging, removal of litter/rubbish, etc.
  • To carry out labour associated with soil cultivation, manuring, site preparation and construction.
  • To carry out grass cutting, hedge cutting and pruning.
  • To use powered hand tools and light plant to perform duties.
  • To load, unload and move equipment and materials such as mowers, barrows, plants, soil, fertilisers, horticultural tools and sundries.
  • To maintain all tools and equipment in a satisfactory condition including the cleaning of garden tools and basic cleaning and maintenance of lawnmowers.
  • To undergo periodic training as and when required.
  • To carry out skilled horticultural/sports ground/agriculture operations. To also identify, maintain and cultivate a wide range of plants, trees and shrubs and be able to take remedial action to control growth/pests/diseases, use of wide range of horticultural tools and sundries.
  • To assist in the training of staff, including ability to pass on skills and give direction to lesser graded staff and staff placements.
  • To carry out turf and seed sowing.

Desirable Criteria:

Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

  • possess an NVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture, or an equivalent relevant qualification;
  • possess the PA1 and PA6 Pesticide Application Certificates; and
  • be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year’s relevant work experience of each of the following:
  1. a) undertaking gardening and horticultural work, for example, grass cutting, hedge trimming, turfing and seed sowing, planting, working in glasshouses, sweeping, removal of litter and rubbish etc; and
  2. b) dealing with members of the public, in a face to face environment.

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