Maintenance Operative


Newcastle upon Tyne
£18,150 pro rata pa

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: SUS2639

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Tuesday, 23rd April 2019   4 days left

Maintenance Operative (Ref: SUS2639)

£18,150 pro rata per annum 

22.5 hours per week – contract to 31 January 2020

Based in Newcastle with travel locally and across the North East 

Working along existing cycle paths and associated infrastructure on Sustrans and Railway Paths Limited managed land, you will be part of a small team which maintains the general upkeep of land including vegetation, drains, path surfaces, structures, fencing artwork and signs. You will conduct regular safety checks, liaise with the local community and support volunteer events. The role will also include the use of a variety of hand held and powered tools.

Experienced in general land maintenance work, you will be practically minded and self-motivated and have IT skills. You will have experience of health and safety protocols and experience of engaging with the public. You will have good communication skills and be willing to work with volunteers. It is essential that you have a full driving licence with category B+E for towing, a basic chainsaw certificate, be committed to sustainable transport and have an enthusiasm for keeping Sustrans paths attractive and safe.

Qualifications in First Aid, the use of some power tools and pesticides would be an advantage.

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