Grounds Maintenance Operative

Job Info

Closing Date Friday 3rd February 2017

Salary : NJC Scale NO3 ?15,507 - ?16,191 ? split pro-rata according to weeks and hours worked.

Hours: Part-time ? averaging 16 hours per week, - with hours to be varied according to the seasons.

This vacancy is for 12 months in the first instance on a 40 weeks per year basis with holidays to be arranged with the Principal.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Grounds Maintenance Operative who has a determined, flexible and can-do approach to join our team at Hilton Primary Academy. Alongside the skill set and experience noted below, it is essential that candidates are able to work unsupervised and have proven grounds maintenance experience.

Job Description ? Grounds Maintenance Operative

  • Undertake general grounds maintenance duties - ensuring a very high standard of work is maintained at all times.
  • Maintenance duties are to include both mechanical and manual operations and will cover the broad spectrum of grounds maintenance. Duties to include edging, grass cutting, weeding, planting trees, shrubs and seasonal bedding, pruning, small tree works, sports pitch maintenance and any other gardening tasks associated with grounds maintenance.
  • Carry out routine checks on equipment and machinery.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of themselves, their work colleagues and others who may be affected by their activity, working in accordance with the safety policies of Hilton Primary Academy.
  • Operate the full range of ride on grounds maintenance vehicles and associated equipment.
  • Undertake any relevant training which may be deemed necessary to ensure duties are carried out effectively

Hilton Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS certificate.

Further details are available from Mr R Wilson, School Business Manager on 0191 286 9297.

Applications forms are below and can be returned via e-mail to [email protected] or by post to Hilton Primary Academy, Hilton Avenue, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE5 3RN Please mark for the attention of Mrs Shirley Davison, Principal.

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 3rd February 2017.


Person Specification

Disclosure and Barring

  • Enhanced DBS essential

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • At least three years of working in a grounds maintenance environment.
  • Experience of using grounds maintenance machinery ? including ride on mowers and rotary / cylinder mowers plus strimmers.
  • A vision to identify constant improvement.
  • Business Manager
  • Caretaker

? Excellent time management skills

? To be able to work effectively either within a team or unsupervised.

? Prioritise and plan effectively to ensure delivery of priorities.

? Flexible approach to working hours ? depending on seasons.

? Willingness to undertake additional training as required

Working Relationships

Key Internal working relationships are with:

? Principal / Deputy Principal

Qualifications Required