Grounds Maintenance Officer
Grounds Maintenance Officer
Management Grouping: Place, Communities & Infrastructure
Team: Parks & Open Spaces
Location: Footscray Offices
Salary: GBP24,510 - GBP26,805 plus essential car user allowance
Contract: Permanent - 36 hours
Closing Date: 11 May 2018
Job reference: PCI
You will have wide experience of working with contractors in parks and open spaces and the green environment. In particular you will have managed contractor's providing grounds maintenance and landscaping services for clients. You will be enthusiastic about working to provide parks and open spaces that are an asset to the borough and residents.
As part of a busy team you will be inspecting works and monitoring contractors providing grounds maintenance services in parks, on the highway, in the Borough cemeteries and at some schools.
You will also be responsible for inspecting contractor's works and ensuring they are completed to specification, and inspect sites to ensure they are safe.
You shall have experience in proposing, procuring and supervising minor horticultural and landscape works.
You will survey sites to maintain accurate grounds maintenance site inventories.
As part of your responsibilities you will liaise with the Cemeteries Officer to ensure that the sensitive cemetery processes provided by the contractor comply with Cemetery Regulations.
As you will be liaising with the public, schools, contractors and outside organisations to deal with all enquiries about the services either in person or by mail, you will have good communication skills.
As a minimum you should possess a qualification in relevant horticultural or landscaping disciplines and be able to demonstrate relevant experience in the supervision of Grounds Maintenance Contractors and the on-site management of parks and open spaces.
Experience of cemetery management and the use of portable hand held IT data collection systems would be an advantage.
A full driving licence is essential and you must be prepared to participate in regular shared weekend overtime.
What we offer
- Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
- Performance Related Pay
- 23 days Annual Leave (rising to 27 after 5 years' service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
- Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
- An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
- Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
- MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme - Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.
View more about our employment deal here.
Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.
For an informal discussion please contact Len Pegler-Vincent on .
- Closing Date for your application: 11 May 2018
- Please visit our website via the button below to find out more and apply. CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
- Anticipated Interview date: 21 May 2018
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
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