UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Landscape Maintenance Operative, 2440-22

Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£10.56 per hour
Posted
01 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2022
Ref
U1884922TD
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Campus Services & Facilities

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £10.56 per hour
Closing Date:  Thursday 11 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  U1884922TD

Start Date:  As soon as Possible following Successful Interview

End Date: 17th October 2022 (To be Confirmed)

Location: Highfield Campus

Job Purpose:

Landscape and gardens maintenance.   Working with a minimum of supervision, carrying out practical skilled maintenance and new work operations to set standards and schedules.

Key accountabilities/primary responsibilities:

  • Competently carrying out soil cultivation, manuring, site preparation; planting and surgery to trees, shrubs, plants, turfing, grass seed sowing, grass cutting
  • Using equipment involved in landscape maintenance including road vehicles, trailers etc.
  • Operating and adjustment of tractors, ride-on mowers, hand mowers and other horticultural equipment to ensure optimum performance.
  • Maintenance and servicing horticultural equipment under guidance of Landscape Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Carrying out and recording safety checks of all equipment before use

Essential Skills:

  • Relevant work experience in a horticultural or landscape maintenance environment.
  • Experience of maintaining grounds at multiple site locations
  • Experience of managing a challenging work load
  • Experience of lawn care, shrub care, weed management, tree care and new planting schemes.
  • Able to plan own work independently to meet set standards and work schedules.
  • Able to identify problems which can be solved within competence level and take initiative to resolve them, report others on to manager.
  • Holder of driving licence.

Desirable Skills:

  • City and Guilds Advanced National Certificate in Horticulture or NVQ Level 3.
  • Production of certification or other evidence
  • Other relevant certified training e.g. chainsaw use.
  • Flexible attitude towards meeting targets of the team.
  • Experience of driving horticultural vehicles

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