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Specialist Operative

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£22,571 - £24,920
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Environment, Highways, Streetscene
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Contract Type
Full time
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This post requires a Basic Criminal Record Check

Prospective employees will be required to give a reasonable account of any significant periods (6 months or more in the past 3 years) of time living abroad.

This role is defined as a safety critical role within the Drug & Alcohol Testing Procedure.  You must therefore be willing to comply in accordance with this procedure.

Pensions Regulations have provisions to reduce pension payments in certain circumstances of those who return to work within local government service.  If you are in receipt of a pension upon commencing employment with the authority, this may affect your pension entitlements and you should therefore seek advice from the relevant Pensions Authority.

About the Post:

We are seeking a highly motivated staff member to join our fast paced and high performing Specialisms Team within Neighbourhood Services, performing a vital function as a Specialist Operative.

The key duties associated with this role will include the following: -

·       Undertaking operational duties outdoors in all weathers which will involve a range of physically and mentally demanding tasks.

·       Be polite, friendly, and approachable ensuring compliance with BMBC customer care policies.

·       Driving a council vehicle without trailers and use of powered, mechanical and hand tools to complete varied workloads.

·       Working with chemicals such as pesticides, weed suppressants, fertilizers and construction materials to complete complex and varied workloads.

·       Designing, Planting and maintaining high profile floral displays

·       Planting and maintaining shrubs and trees

·       Undertaking a broad range of soft landscaping and horticultural duties

·       Compliance to relevant legislative and health and safety requirements.

·       Working to agreed schedules and workloads to ensure service priorities are met.

·       Working to support the service as requested by management.

(This list is not exhaustive.)

The role will primarily be based at Smithies Lane Depot however this could be subject to change depending on service requirements. You will report directly to a Team Leader and will be expected to carry out allocated work in accordance with the respective job profile to a high standard of safety and quality.

You will have experience of working in all weather conditions, using a range of mechanical and powered tools combining relevant knowledge and experience, and will be able to undertake a wide range of duties, often under pressure to meet targets and deadlines while also always remaining effective and efficient.

You must hold a valid UK driving licence.

Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.

 Job Profile: Job Profile.pdf

Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf

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