Primary Industry

Tractor Driver

Not Specified

Overview
Pertemps Recruitment on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council has an exciting opportunity for a Tractor Driver to join the team in their Aylesbury (HP20 area). We are looking for an skilled and experienced Tractor Driver, who is committed to providing high quality services

Grounds maintenance services are focused on providing quality and safe green space to the local communities. Having a number of Green Flag status parks, we work closely with our Council colleagues to deliver the operational services in line with park management plans.

If you enjoy working outside, have an eye for detail and take pride in your work and the local area, then this could be just the job for you!

About the role
You will be responsible for providing front line grounds maintenance services. You will be reliable, have a ‘can do’ attitude and a commitment to working safely. There are excellent training opportunities available and the Council are committed to supporting continuous personal development.

Working as an individual as well as part of a team, you will be competent in delivering a range of general grounds maintenance duties, including (but not limited to):
Grass cutting – Tractor and wide area rotary mower
Hedge cutting – with parallel side arm flail
Sports Turf Maintenance including
Harrowing
Rolling
Slitting/Spiking
Fertilising
Vert draining
Ensure that equipment, machinery and vehicles used are thoroughly checked prior to use, any faults or defects are reported with immediate effect and that maintenance logs are accurately and promptly maintained.
Routinely to clean machinery, equipment and vehicles inside and out, and ensure that basic maintenance tasks are regularly undertaken in accordance with local procedures and requirements.
Maintain routine administration records as required.
Undertake routine Grounds Maintenance Work when tractor work is unavailable due to workload or weather conditions.This is a temporary position for 12 weeks with the chance to become permanent. The pay rate is £11.55 per hour, and you will be working full time, 39 hours per week.

About you
You will be required to have a wide range of Tractor Operator experience, delivering grounds maintenance services. Experience of working on a Local Authority contract, or in house local authority service, is advantageous.

You should have good communication skills; be able to apply initiative to your work; follow instructions; and be a fast learner and a good team player.

An Horticultural qualification such as NVQ Amenity Horticulture would be advantageous.

Lantra, NPTC or equivalent certification in Tractor driving and use of attachments is essential.

The work is outdoors all year round, and work will take place in all weather conditions. All personal protective equipment and clothing will be provided.

Full UK driving license required.

About us and our Client
As a flexible employee of Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Ltd, you will be joining a Company that holds the distinction of being one of the largest and most successful independent recruitment agencies in the country. Our pioneering spirit and ability to tap into the uniqueness of each individual’s talents has enabled us to open doors for our employees, our clients and our applicants too. Our philosophies and rewards are built very much on mutual trust and respect within the style of a partnership in which we hope you will feel both fulfilled and valued as a person

Buckinghamshire Council are a leading Authority with offices in Aylesbury, Amersham and High Wycombe, whose values represent exactly what they are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy. By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:
a fair and inclusive culture
the chance to really make a difference to your local community and those around you
health and well-being initiatives including Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career
opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events
Other information
We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

Apply now or call, text or email the team for further information:

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We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible