DBR03556 Landscapes Officer

Local Government, Public Sector

Ref: DBR03556
Job Title: Landscapes Officer
Salary: £11.61 per hour PAYE
Location: South London
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Duration: Min 6 months – extended on performance

Our Client in South London is recruiting a Landscapes Officer: To assist the Landscapes Operations Manager in providing an effective and efficient service, carrying out general and specialist cleansing, grounds maintenance and waste management duties across three cemeteries as directed. To work at parks and other open spaces on occasion, take responsibility for meeting specific aspects of the grounds maintenance specification across a range of sites, and for the safe and efficient operation of equipment to ensure that themselves and their teams minimise financial costs and environmental burdens. Advise the public and support other stakeholders concerning environmental objectives, resolving day to day issues creatively and sensitively and acting as a good ambassador at all times. To maintain high levels of customer satisfaction with the service.:

Qualification – Essential

  • A nationally recognised horticultural qualification or the willingness to gain one
  • A full, clean UK driving licence is desirable but may not be essential
  • Enhanced Disclosure
  • ECDL Advanced – Microsoft

    Skills, Abilities & Experience – Essential

  • Proven working knowledge and application of key horticultural skills
  • Working knowledge of grounds maintenance plant and its operational use
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to deal with and engage a broad range of people and clients in the work of the service
  • Motivated to take pride in the work undertaken and to deliver a strong customer-focused approach to service delivery
  • The ability to form, build and maintain strong, effective working partnerships with others
  • Able to work singly or in a team with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of health and safety policy
  • The ability to monitor and ensure service compliance
  • Able to work the hours that are required to fulfil the job requirements, including early and late shifts, weekend cover and covering emergencies as and when required
  • Able to carry out physically demanding and heavy manual work; and a willingness to work outside in all weathers, providing it is deemed safe to do so, and the appropriate PPE is provided
  • The ability to carry out duties by policies
  • Possess basic literacy and numeracy skills or a willingness to participate in training
  • Possess basic IT skills, including email and use of smartphones/handheld devices; or a willingness to participate in training
  • Substantial experience of grounds maintenance operations in cemeteries, preferably in a public realm context
  • Enhanced CRB on the Disclosure & Barring Service update system
  • Able to provide references covering the last three Years
  • To apply for this role, candidates require a full work history with no unexplained gaps
  • Diamond Blaque is an Equal Opportunities employer
  • Diamond Blaque is acting as an Employment Agency for this vacancy
  • To apply for this job email your details to info@diamondblaquee.com.