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Park Operative - Driving Role

Location Belfast
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £11.81 per hour
Published 23 days ago
Start date ASAP
Contact email Robyn Barry
Job ref RQ908894_1684331213

Job description

Park Operative - Driving Role

Rate of Pay: £11.81

Location: Duncrue Complex

Hours: 37 hours per week

Duration: Temporary ongoing


To be responsible to the Community Parks Manager or other appropriate officer to drive and be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the allocated vehicle including, but not restricted to, van / trailer / tractor / ride on mowerTo maintain the orderly condition of all locations, that is, sweeping, hoeing, raking, mowing, edging, grass cutting, hedge cutting and pruning and the removal of litter, rubbish and hazardous materials and to carry out other cultural operations, for example, the planting of trees, shrubs and plants.


  • To drive and be responsible for any allocated vehicle and trailer (within the post holder's driving licence category) and any authorised passengers. Also, to ensure that the vehicle is not overloaded and to ensure the proper and safe use of all ancillary equipment attached to allocated vehicle, eg gang mowers, rakes, trailer, fertiliser distributor etc.
  • To adhere to drivers' daily checks and accident/ incident/ vehicle defect procedures including the completion of all required documentation, including legal and tachograph compliance in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • To maintain buildings, including cleaning (sweeping, mopping and dusting), moving equipment and materials (tables, chairs etc).
  • To maintain the orderly condition of all locations, that is, sweeping, hoeing, raking, mowing, edging, grass cutting, hedge cutting and pruning and the removal of litter, rubbish and hazardous materials.
  • To maintain games facilities and areas including spiking, scarifying, top-dressing, fertilising and also marking of games areas and erection/dismantling of posts.
  • To maintain fine turf and grass areas such as bowling greens and cricket squares including maintenance of appropriate stock levels of equipment and materials.
  • To maintain all tools and equipment in a satisfactory condition including the cleaning of garden tools and basic cleaning and maintenance of lawnmowers.
  • To use powered hand tools and light plant to perform duties as required.
  • To assist as required with the inspection of playgrounds, play equipment and parks furniture including the undertaking of some minor repairs. To undertake litter collection duties associated with these facilities to ensure they are maintained to set quality and safety standards.
  • To provide Community Park Manager with all relevant information required for the preparation of statements and reports of evidence, to attend public liability claim hearings which involve the client and to attend court as required.
  • To report to management any accidents, incidents, defects, hazardous equipment, acts of vandalism and other park related incidents or complaints involving staff members or members of the public.

Essential criteria

Applicants must:

  • possess a full, current C1+E driving licence which enables them to drive vehicles, including vehicle and plant trailer, in Northern Ireland.
  • possess a full, current Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC); and

at least one year's relevant experience in each of the following areas:

  • undertaking gardening and horticulture duties, for example working with plants, including their care and treatment; grass cutting, hedge trimming, turfing and seed sowing.
  • using powered hand tools and equipment and ensuring that these tools and equipment are safe for use in accordance with health and safety regulations; and
  • dealing with members of the public in a face-to-face environment.



If you are interested and available for this position, please upload your CV to the link or contact Robyn Barry.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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