Grounds Maintenance Operative

Grounds Maintenance Operative £22,640.7 per annum Based from Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk / Working throughout the area Full Time, Permanent Closing Date: 11th July 2021 The Vacancy Our client is recruiting for a Grounds Maintenance Operative to join their Grounds Maintenance team, to maintain all trees and open spaces / green infrastructure of all their managed areas to a high standard. The hours for this role are seasonal, with longer working hours during the summer and shorter working hours during the winter. Key responsibilities include: Maintain all trees and open spaces to the recognised standard using powered hand tools, chippers and stump grinders. Plan and organise aerial tree work operations, including risk assessment, tree condition assessment and equipment inspection. Undertake sectional felling, pruning, planting and grounds maintenance duties, including equipment maintenance as required. Please see the full list of responsibilities on the Role Profile attached. Their ideal candidate will have: Relevant experience and knowledge in all types of arboricultural and grounds maintenance (green space) work. Relevant experience of working with powered hand tools (Chainsaws, Brush cutters, hedge cutters, blowers) and arboricultural plant, including ride-on mowers Experience of working in extreme temperatures and conditions due to seasonal weather conditions. A recognised Arboricultural qualification level 2 or 3 (City and Guilds) or equivalent. Holds all Lantra/NPTC qualifications up to and including unit 309 (Aerial Tree Rigging). Holds a IPAF (B1, B1 Static Boom) and NPTC Units PA1 PA6, would be advantageous. Able to work as part of a team and also able to work independently without the need for close supervision. Ability to use a mobile device (mobile phone/tablet) to manage workload, send and receive emails, access apps and MS Teams for meetings / training. Full, current, valid driving licence with B E Trailer entitlement or equivalent. The Company Our client is a housing association based in Norfolk providing quality homes and services to people across the county and in Suffolk. They manage over 6,000 homes including affordable homes for those in housing need who cannot afford to rent or buy in the open market. They offer specialist homes for older and vulnerable adults and are committed to providing new homes to help solve the housing crisis.

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