Grounds Maintenance Operator

Job title: Grounds Maintenance Operator

Job Type: Contract

Start date: April/May

Duration: 6 months

Salary/ Pay rate/ Benefits: £9.88 per hour PAYE/Weekly Pay

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Grounds Maintenance Operator to join United Utilities on a 6 month contract, working within the Grounds Maintenance team.

Job Purpose

Responsible for the delivery of Grounds Maintenance activities in line with the ground's maintenance plan for each site. To ensure the site standards are upheld on our Wastewater Treatment Works and Network sites on all non-operational asset areas for the site and complying with the United Utilities standard. This will involve carrying out physically demanding tasks in an outdoor environment.

Job Accountabilities

You will be accountable for undertaking grounds maintenance activities on a variety of sites to a schedule provided and recording the work completed on a corporate system. You will also be accountable for:

  • Operating and performing daily checks on a variety of powered and non-powered plant, tools and equipment including vehicles, ride on mowers and small handheld tools
  • Carrying out minor remedial work on non-assets (e.g., paving flags), appropriate to the level of competence and training.
  • Adhering to Health and Safety requirements and to complying with regulations and internal company policy.
  • Identifying any site standards improvements and winter work during the scheduled visits.
  • Working closely with the process and network teams while on their sites.
  • Application and handling of pesticides.

Knowledge and Skills

In order to succeed in this role, you will need to have the ability to demonstrate practical experience of Grounds Maintenance in an outdoor environment and be able to demonstrate practical experience in using grounds maintenance machinery such as ride on mowers, walk behind mowers, strimmers, blowers and hedge cutters. You will also have the following:

  • A full UK driving license.
  • Ability to plan activities on a variety of sites to a schedule provided.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to liaise with a range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to risk assess dynamically.

Desirable Criteria

  • Hold accredited Grounds Maintenance qualifications e.g. Lantra, City & Guilds, NPTC etc.
  • Pesticide Application PA1 & PA6.

Additional Information

  • Main interaction will be with the Grounds Maintenance Team Leader and Grounds Maintenance Co-ordinator who will provide the daily plans and deal with any issues arising.

Should your application be successful, and you are offered the role, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any assignment offer with our client will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Barring Service.

This vacancy is being advertised by Rullion Ltd acting as an employment business.

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

Manchester, England, UK