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Council Worker - Gardener - job post

£12.80 an hour - Full-time

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BSNI have a fantastic opportunity for Belfast Council seeking a Gardener

Hours: Monday to Thursday 8.00am-4.00pm
Friday 8.00am-3.30pm

Rate of pay: £12.80 per hour

Main purpose of job

To be responsible to the Community Parks Supervisor or other appropriate officer for the undertaking of work in parks, playing fields, landscaped areas and open spaces either individually or as part of a team.

Summary of responsibilities and personal duties

1. To maintain the orderly condition of grounds, that is, sweeping, hoeing, raking, mowing, edging, removal of litter/rubbish, etc.

2. To carry out labour associated with soil cultivation, manuring, site preparation and construction.

3. To carry out grass cutting, hedge cutting and pruning.

4. To use powered hand tools and light plant to perform duties.

5. To load, unload and move equipment and materials such as mowers, barrows, plants, soil, fertilisers, horticultural tools and sundries.

6. To maintain all tools and equipment in a satisfactory condition including the cleaning of garden tools and basic cleaning and maintenance of lawnmowers.

7. To undergo periodic training as and when required.

8. To carry out skilled horticultural/sports ground/arboricultural operations. To also identify, maintain and cultivate a wide range of plants, trees and shrubs and be able to take remedial action to control growth/pests/diseases, use of wide range of horticultural tools and sundries.

9. To assist in the training of staff, including ability to pass on skills and give direction to lesser graded staff and staff placements.

Qualifications and experience

Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

· possess an NVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture, or an equivalent relevant qualification;

· possess the PA1 and PA6 Pesticide Application Certificates; and

· be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year’s relevant work experience of each of the following:

a) undertaking gardening and horticultural work, for example, grass cutting, hedge trimming, turfing and seed sowing, planting, working in glasshouses, sweeping, removal of litter and rubbish etc; and

dealing with members of the public, in a face to face environment

If you are interested please apply via indeed and call Chelsea on 02895219313

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £12.80 per hour


  • Company pension


  • Gardening: 1 year (preferred)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)
  • NVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture, (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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