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    Open Spaces Operative

    Designation:  Council Worker

    Grade:  SCP 11 £13.47 PH

    Hours: 37 hours per week Monday – Friday; winter hours 8 – 4 summer hours 6 - 2

    Location:     Open Spaces Building
            Unit 26 underwood business park BA5 1AF

    The work is based primarily in the City Centre, a hand cart, all necessary protective clothing and tools are provided.

    Job Purpose: Outdoor and general grounds and maintenance work

    Responsible to: Open Spaces Officer

    Key Duties: 
    1.    To carry out the role of the Open Spaces operative as required.  
    2.    To be part of the Open Spaces Team and work on the areas for which they have responsibility within the City of Wells 
    3.    Practical work with the City Council Open Spaces Team involving manual work and use of machinery.
    4.    Responsibility for the watering and maintenance of the wells in bloom planting scheme.

    Skills, Knowledge and Experience
    -    Experience of grounds operative work
    -    Understanding of safe use and maintenance of relevant equipment
    -    Ability to manage own time and workload
    -    Must be able to work as part of an effective and high performing team
    -    Experience of working with the general public
    -    Effective verbal communication skills
    -    Ability to respect and retain confidence

    Complexity & Creativity
    -    To assist the Open Spaces team in identifying and resolving any maintenance/repair issues that arise
    -    Ability to respond to enquiries

    Judgement & Decisions
    To make routine decisions on every day work, other decisions being referred to their line manager

    Open Spaces Manager; Open Spaces Supervisor, Town Clerk


    -    To work within Health and Safety guidelines in accordance with the Health and Safety at work Act.
    -    This role can be physically demanding

    This job description is a reflection of the present position and is subject to review and alteration in detail and emphasis in the light of future changes or developments.

    To apply, please fill in the below application form and send to

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    Wells City council is an equal opportunities employer, whilst this advert is for a skilled position we would equally be interested to hear from people that are looking for a career change or to start off in the horticultural industry.