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Chargehand Groundsperson/Gardener

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NEDDC Depot, Eckington, Sheffield / Various Council Establishments
Salary details
£26,421 to £28,770 per annum (pay award pending)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
21 July 2024

The Council is seeking to recruit a Chargehand Groundsperson/Gardener on a full time basis working in the Grounds Maintenance service. 

North East Derbyshire District Council is a dynamic and ambitious organisation that takes pride in delivering excellent services to our community whilst driving economic growth and environmental sustainability for the district.

The role involves working in the Council’s Grounds Maintenance service undertaking the routine care of soft and hard landscaped areas including the daily responsibility of a small team of staff.

The successful applicant will be required to operate primarily from the depot facility at Eckington but must be prepared to work at any operating facility as required.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of team working including the supervision, motivation and communication with subordinate staff.
  • Experience of working to pre-targeted work schedules and to tight deadlines.
  • Substantial experience of amenity horticultural working practices.
  • Hold NPTC PA1/6 Pesticide application certificates of competence.
  • Experience in the use of specialist horticultural equipment and vehicles.
  • Experience of undertaking soft and hard landscaping works.
  • Knowledge and experience of preparations for burial of the dead and cemetery/churchyard maintenance.
  • Ability to sustain high levels of physical output and performance over prolonged periods.
  • Full clean driving license (category B+E).
  • Knowledge and experience of driving light commercial (3.5 Tonne G.V.W) vehicles with trailers above 750kg.

For a full list of job details and requirements please view the Job Description and Person Specification.

Why work for us?

North East Derbyshire District Council is a great place to work and if you join our team, you will become part of a talented and dedicated workforce. If you are keen to make a difference to people’s lives and develop your skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.

We offer the following benefits: 

  • Competitive salary
  • 30 days annual leave (rising to 35 after 5 year’s service), plus bank holidays and a

Christmas close down

  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • Discounted leisure services

Learn more about the benefits of working for us at ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

Contact and additional information 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Darren Mitchell, Streetscene Service Manager on (01246) 217285 or email darren.mitchell@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk.

Apply Today!

If you are interested in this post, please apply using the online application on our dedicated webpage on Derbyshire Jobs at: North East Derbyshire District Council Vacancies or via Derbyshire - Jobs and Careers by clicking ‘Apply for this job’ and creating an account.  You can save your progress and exit the application at any time, coming back to it at a later stage to complete and submit your application.  Please read the Guidance Notes provided before completing any application and please note that CV’s will not be accepted.  Applications close midnight on 21st July 2024.

If you do not have internet access, you can request an offline application pack by contacting North East Derbyshire District Council on 01246 231111 or emailing: human.resources@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

Please note the Council only consider applications from candidates eligible to work in the UK and who possess a current work permit appropriate to the job role advertised.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you have not received any communication within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion, and we thank you for your interest in the job role.