Grounds Maintenance

Posted 17 January 2024
Salary Up to £12.38 per hour
LocationWalsall
Job type Temporary
Discipline Industrial & Logistics
Reference16321
ContactNiamh Harvey

Job description

Grounds Maintenance Operatives

Opus People Solutions are looking for experienced drivers for the Grounds Maintenance Operative role available within Walsall Council.

You will be required to start your day at the Depot in Brownhills starting at 6.30am, then work out in the community.

Salary: £12.38 per hour (temporary role), G4 scale for full-time contract (£23,893 to £25,979)
Hours: 37 hours over 4 days, starting at 6:30 am
Location: Brownhills, Walsall Environmental Depot.

Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Grounds maintenance, horticulture and parks services
  • Vegetation control (PA1/PA6) - herbicide treatment - If qualified
  • Graffiti removal
  • Floral displays and planters
  • Sports facility and fine turf maintenance
  • Play area inspections, reporting, and maintenance
  • Litter picking, manual sweeping, hoeing, removal of silt & detritus, weeds
  • Driving vehicles/plant up to 3.5 tonnes (category Maximum BE)
  • Operating mechanical hoist/tail lift equipment/use of hand held equipment (e.g., strimmers, hedge cutters)
  • Assisting drivers in accordance with route risk assessments and safe vehicle operations
  • Willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions.


Qualifications Required:
Full driving licence - CATEGORY Maximum BE/Minimum B
6 months to 1 year minimum driving experience required

Additional Information:
The post is covered by the Government's Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.
The ability to communicate verbally with customers in accurate spoken English is essential.

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