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Grounds Maintenance

Job Title: Grounds Maintenance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Start Date: February 2020
Reference: 25132385001
Job Published: January 27, 2020 11:31

Job Description

Grounds Maintenance Operative
Ref: 25132385001

We are recruiting for a Grounds Maintenance Operative at HMP Birmingham!

About Amey
Fundamental to living our core values is having great people in our business. That's why we believe that Amey is only as great as the people we employ. We place great value on our people and the contribution they make to our business, that’s why we aim to offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees. Working for Amey you will receive a competitive salary and will be able to join our contributory pension scheme. In addition you will be entitled to Company sponsored life assurance and a generous holiday entitlement. You will also be invited to join Amey Choices which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits available throughout the year. Amey is an equal opportunities employer.

What is the purpose of this role?
To work in a team to provide grounds maintenance.

HMP Birmingham

What will this role involve?
General maintenance, such as grass cutting, hedge trimming, clearing leaves and litter, verges
Erect and dismantle equipment
Horticulture activities such as. planting, pruning and seeding
Setting out, making sports pitches including grass, tarmac, sports hall surfaces
Upkeep of artificial, synthetic pitches
Tree care/Arboriculture
Painting sundry equipment
Drainage works
Operate light plant and power tools
Undertake vehicle and cutting equipment checks

What are we looking for?
Full driving licence
Basic knowledge of gardening and horticulture operations
General experience of grounds maintenance type duties
Experience in operating light plant and equipment
Experience of horticulture operations including planting, pruning and seeding
Understanding of Health and Safety Legislation
Chainsaw use qualifications
Weed spraying desirable

What makes this role unique?
You will be involved in construction work where required, e.g walling, flagging, kerbing rockeries, and recreational areas.

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