Parks & Countryside Officer

Maldon District Council

Maldon, Essex
£19,249 - £24,817 pa (annualised hours averaging 38 hours/week)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 21st August 2022   1 day left


As a Parks & Countryside Officer at Maldon District Council you will be expected to carry out a variety of duties and tasks in order to maintain the grounds & infrastructure of our 25 parks and open spaces across the Maldon district to a high standard. These include the flagship sites of Promenade Park in Maldon & Riverside Park in Burnham on Crouch.

The Parks & Countryside team’s “annualised hours” means working 29 hours per week October to March, increasing to 46 hours per week during April to September, which are paid monthly at an average of 38 hours/week across the year (April to March).

The role will also require you to work regular weekends/bank holidays as part of the team rota, with occasional additional paid hours available to support major events and Council activities.

Full Uniform and PPE will be provided as part of these roles.

About this role

The ideal candidate will have the desirable competencies listed below, although training will be given both to meet the basic skill/qualifications and as ongoing professional development.

  • Work in partnership with others to achieve high standards of grounds maintenance
  • Organise own working methods within guidelines to ensure safe working and adherence with health & safety procedures/instructions
  • Operate basic machinery and vehicle driving
  • Undertake general gardening and grounds maintenance duties which may include:
    • Leaf clearance; bin emptying; sweeping; litter picking;
    • Strimming; pedestrian and ride on mowing; use of associated groundcare machinery and implements
    • Initial marking and overmarking of sports pitches
    • Pesticide applications and calibrations
    • Basic maintenance of vehicles and equipment
    • Tractor driving with specialist implements
    • Felling & process of small trees with a chainsaw

In order to carry out this role, you will need to hold a full driving licence and be able to meet or obtain via training the qualifications/experience as listed within the Job Description.

For an informal discussion about this position

For more information please first read/download the Job Description and for an informal chat, please contact Joe Poole, Parks Team Supervisor (01621 732652) or Matt Wilson, Lead Countryside & Coast Co-ordinator (01621 732647).


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