• Reference: NHS631
  • Division: Community Services
  • Salary: £23,750.00 - £25,060.00 per annum
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Posted on: 23 November 2022
  • Interview date: -
  • Extra payment(s): Not applicable
  • Positions: 2
  • Category: Support services
  • Grade: C - D
  • Working hours: 37 per week
  • Closing date: 07 December 2022
  • Location: Metcalf Way, Crawley
  • Location type: Onsite
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About the role

We are looking for two individuals to join and support our Waterways and Small Works team, both on a fixed term contract basis for three months.

To be successful you will have hard and/or soft landscaping and/or grounds maintenance experience and the abilities to operate associated vehicles tools and equipment.

Working within the team you will be assisting with physically demanding duties, for which you must have the physical capability to be able to perform, these tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Repairs and Installation of fencing, paths and street furniture such as litter bins, signs and benches
  • Strimming and mowing on and near watercourses and ditches, so you must be happy to work near water and have the ability to swim
  • Cutting back, clearing and maintaining waterways, ditches, and watercourses
  • Hedge cutting and shrub pruning
  • Performing risk assessments

You will be well organised, flexible and reliable and have the ability to role model appropriate behaviours and standards to your colleagues.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert before the stated closing date if enough applications are received.

Additional information

A full current UK driving licence (Category B) which will allow you to operate a transit sized van.

You will be required to wear uniform and associated PPE, all of which will be provided.

For waterways role you must be happy to work near water and have the ability to swim.

Employee benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

Our way of working

Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

Safer recruitment

Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to apply

Click the Apply button to complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, email mark.paffett@crawley.gov.uk, Play, Waterways, Landscaping and Repairs Manager or call on 07984711608.

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