|Employer||West Lancashire Borough Council||Reference||HR1101|
|Published||10 April 2018||Closing date||12 pm Midday on Tuesday 24 April 2018|
|Salary||£18,870 - £20,541 per annum||Disclosure||N/A|
|Location||Robert Hodge Centre, Skelmersdale||Duration||Fixed term until 26th October 2018|
Would you like to contribute to the local community and make a difference to the local area? If so, we would like to hear from you.
We have an exciting opportunity for three Grounds Maintenance Operatives within the Grounds Maintenance service, based at the Robert Hodge Centre in Skelmersdale. These are fixed term positions until 26th October 2018.
As a Grounds Maintenance Operative you will carry out a range of general amenity horticultural operations including duties such as, grass mowing, hedge trimming, pruning, weeding, annual bedding maintenance, leaf and litter clearance duties etc., in accordance with service standards, and to undertake maintenance work in respect of Council owned cemeteries including grave digging.
You will drive and operate a range of fleet vehicles including vans, tipper vans, towing trailers, tractors, tractor operated machinery and ride-on mowers in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions and within appropriate licence restrictions and undertake vehicle checks and complete all associated records/forms
You will hold minimum qualifications of GCSE English and Maths, Grade C or above (or equivalent under the new qualification framework – experience of working within a similar job may also satisfy this requirement). You will also be required to support and participate in training and development activities as required within the role.
Find out more about working for the Council by downloading our Recruitment Pack (Pdf, 1.48mb)
Download an Application Form (MS Word, 766kb)
Download an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (MS Word, 100kb) - This form must be submitted with every application. We use this information to check how effective our HR policies are and ensure that discrimination does not occur.
Completed application forms (along with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form) should be emailed to Recruitment@westlancs.gov.uk Please submit these documents in MS Word format.
If you are unable to return the application form by email, then you can send your completed application form to: West Lancashire Borough Council, Human Resources, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2DF.
If you cannot apply using the above application form, then please call 01695 577177 or email Recruitment@westlancs.gov.uk
All applications for vacancies should be submitted by the application method stated. Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs.
Please note that if you have not been invited to interview within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been successful at the shortlisting stage.
Your completed application form plays an important part of your selection as it is the only basis for considering your initial suitability for the post.
The following advice should help you to complete the application form as effectively as possible:
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