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Groundskeeper - job post

Volare Aviation LTD
Witney
£25,000 - £35,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time

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Pay

  • £25,000 - £35,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Monday to Friday

Location

Witney

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • Company pension

Full job description

Groundskeeper

Overview:
We are seeking a skilled Groundskeeper to join our team in maintaining the outdoor areas of our property. The ideal candidate will have a passion for landscaping and groundskeeping, with the ability to use a variety of tools and equipment.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

PERSON SPECIFICATION

- Candidates must have at least 2 years Private Estate experience

- They must have a full, clean driving license and access to a car.

- Pass a Company Advanced DBS check.

- Good sickness and attendance record.

- Punctual, positive ‘can do’ attitude.

- A team player, good time management and proactive approach.

- Attention to detail and flexibility.

- Tidy and organised.

- Strong communication skills.

- Honest, reliable, and committed

- Friendly, professional and approachable manner

- Physical stamina to handle outdoor work in various weather conditions

- A basic understanding of electronic devices such as phones and computers.

- Experience of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word etc) - Spreadsheets and Computer Skills a bonus.

- Understanding mechanical equipment and how to apply mechanical knowledge to operate machinery effectively

- Tractor, Digger and Spray qualifications (PA1/PA2) a bonus, otherwise training will be provided.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

- A “can-do” positive attitude at work

- Ability to carry out manual heavy labour tasks.

- Ability to establish and develop working relationships.

- Ability to maintain and develop personal performance.

- Background knowledge of Estate maintenance is essential.

- Basic Livestock handling and care required.

Primary duties would include but are not limited to:

PRIMARY DUTIES

- Lawn mowing, hedge cutting, strimming, leaf blowing, weeding, pruning shrubs, pruning trees.

- Digging, edging lawns, planting and soft landscaping when instructed.

- Weed control and lawn quality management.

- Tidying and organising of working areas.

- Tractor driving, trailer towing, paddock maintenance and fence repairs.

- Livestock feeding and health checks.

- Animal feeding, cleaning and health checks.

- Monitoring lighting and irrigation systems.

- Fixing property defects as required. Reporting back issues and problems found on site.

- Vehicle cleaning and maintenance. Keeping your vehicle tidy and equipped with all the materials and equipment required to do your duties.

- Maintain garden equipment including mowers, strimmers, chain saws.

- Manage personal budget and expenses.

- Handyman duties using basic power tools.

OTHER DUTIES

- Driving and running errands as per business requirements.

- Assisting and providing cover for Gamekeeper as and when necessary

Secondary duties, not essential but would be a bonus…

ASSISTANCE GAMEKEEPER DUTIES

- General animal welfare

- Rearing Pheasants and Partridges ready for the shoot season

- Feeding

- Dogging in

- Beating

- Ensuring animal welfare and safety

- Daily livestock supervision

- Prepare feed and water supplies for livestock.

- Load and unload physical resources within the work area

- Monitor and maintain Health and Safety at all times

- Maintain equipment.

- General animal husbandry

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £25,000.00-£35,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company pension

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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