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Grounds Maintenance Supervisor – East (Based from Wimborne) & Landscaper (based from Milborne St Andrew)

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Job Description – Grounds Maintenance Supervisor – East (Based from Wimborne)

Role: Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Location: Based at our Wimborne depot working across East Dorset
Salary: £26,000
Job Type: Full time
Duration: Permanent
Benefits: Works vehicle provided and Company NEST pension scheme

Wessex Grounds Services Ltd is an ambitious organisation providing grounds maintenance services across Dorset, South Somerset, South Wiltshire & East Devon and landscaping and safety surfacing throughout the South West.

Key responsibilities

Under the general direction of the WGS Management, this role is to assist with the maintenance and development of the grounds at our customer’s sites. The Supervisor is a role model for WGS and needs to behave accordingly, adopting a positive attitude to his/her work and WGS at all times.

Duties involve

  • Supervise teams of employees on a daily basis, identifying workloads and allocating tasks, ensuring work standards are maintained, ensuring areas are left secure and barriers/gates locked
  • Induct/train new members of staff to ensure they are trained to correct standards for the work undertaken and machinery used
  • Responsible for frontline discipline including productivity and timekeeping
  • Responsible for the quality of service within his/her area of operation
  • Ability to pass on experience and knowledge and educate your team
  • Responsibility for ensuring depots are kept safe and in good order
  • Ensure and promote the correct use and operation of machinery and equipment
  • Ensure Health and Safety requirements are adhered to and the correct PPE used for each task
  • Driving and operating a wide range of vehicles and equipment
  • Safely use, maintain and clean grounds and horticultural equipment including hand tools, strimmers, hedge-cutters, pedestrian and ride-on mowers, and any other machinery required to undertake allocated tasks
  • Compliance with all relevant legislation and in particular the control of Vibration at Works Regulations 2005 and PUWER Regulations 1998
  • Maintain and prepare sports pitches, i.e. grass cutting, line marking and erecting sports equipment when required
  • Maintain artificial sports pitches
  • Periodically assist with horticultural operations such as planting, pruning and maintenance of trees, shrubs and other gardening tasks as required
  • Work in a tidy and safe manner so as not to put oneself or others at risk
  • Follow company and customer policies
  • Portray a professional image of WGS at all times
  • Lead the team on the importance of excellent customer service
  • Timely completion of company paperwork and documentation, including signing off timesheets and conducting staff reviews and appraisals
  • Attend staff training when required
  • To prepare quotations and assist with tenders
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Undertake other duties that are required by the business

Physical Effort and Working Environment

This role is at least 70 % manual.  It involves travelling, flexibility with working hours is essential, using ride-on mower, powered tools, i.e. strimmer on a daily basis, digging, planting, unloading and loading equipment/tools/materials.  The work is outdoors all year round, and work will take place in all weather.  Personal protective equipment will be provided.

Personal Specification

Skills/Experience
Essential/Desirable
Able to lead and motivate a team, min 3 years supervisory experience E
Able to organise work to meet quality standards and deadlines E
Knowledge of some common fine turf and or horticultural pests and diseases and treatment. E
Experience of undertaking grounds maintenance and landscaping work, min 3 years experience E
Health and Safety Qualification E
Experience of grass cutting using a ride-on mower E
NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) in Groundsmanship/Horticulture E
PA1 & PA6 Spraying Certificate E
Chainsaw certificate D
Trailer license E
Can work on own and as part of a team E
Can use own initiative, be self-motivated and adaptable E
Sports Field Line Marking Qualification/Experience E
Knowledge of school sports rotation E
An understanding of tractors, mowing equipment and associated plant and their maintenance requirements E
Certificate of competence in ride-on mowers, pedestrian mowers, brushcutters and hedgecutters D
Full valid Driving Licence, to transport employees and equipment to various sites E
Experience of producing quotes and tenders D
Excellent customer relationship skills E

Please note that this role will need an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check due to working within the school environment.

Job Description – Landscaper (based from Milborne St Andrew)

Role: Landscaper
Location: Based at Milborne St Andrew, working across Dorset and surrounding areas
Salary: £23,000 – £26,000
Job Type: Full time
Duration: Permanent
Benefits: Company NEST Pension Scheme

Wessex Grounds Services Ltd is an ambitious organisation providing grounds maintenance services across Dorset and landscaping and safety surfacing throughout the South West.

Key responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Operations Manager, this role will be to carry out a mixture of commercial and domestic contracts. The type of work includes Synthetic Surfacing, Hard Landscaping, Fencing, large planting schemes.  We provide a comprehensive service to a range of customers including Schools, Care Homes and Leisure Centres.

Duties involve

  • Under the Operation Manager’s instructions lead on various landscaping projects
  • Work alone or as part of a team.
  • Supervise a team of operatives (when required), providing a range of practical landscaping projects
  • Induct/train new members of staff to ensure they are trained to correct standards for the work undertaken and machinery used
  • Responsible for frontline discipline including productivity and timekeeping
  • Responsible for the quality of service within his/her area of operation
  • Ability to pass on experience and knowledge and educate your team
  • Assisting the Operations Manager in actively seeking new clients and contracts, working on estimates, quotations and maintenance costs for prospective works
  • Ensure and promote the correct use and operation of machinery and equipment
  • Ensure Health and Safety requirements are adhered to and the correct PPE used for each task
  • Chemical Application
  • Driving and operating a wide range of vehicles
  • Safely use, maintain and clean grounds and horticultural equipment including hand tools, strimmers, hedge-cutters, pedestrian and ride-on mowers, and any other machinery required to undertake allocated tasks
  • Compliance with all relevant legislation and in particular the control of Vibration at Works Regulations 2005 and PUWER Regulations 1998
  • Install/ maintain artificial sports areas
  • Periodically assist with horticultural operations such as planting, pruning and maintenance of trees, shrubs and other gardening tasks as required
  • Work in a tidy and safe manner so as not to put oneself or others at risk
  • Follow company and school policies
  • Portray a professional image of WGS at all times
  • Lead the team on the importance of excellent customer service
  • Timely completion of company paperwork and documentation, including signing off timesheets and conducting staff reviews and appraisals
  • Attend staff training when required
  • Undertake other duties that are required by the business

Physical Effort and Working Environment

This role involves travelling, flexibility with working hours is essential, using powered tools on a daily basis, digging, planting, unloading and loading equipment/tools/materials.  The work is outdoors all year round, and work will take place in all weathers.  Personal protective equipment will be provided.

Personal Specification

Skills/Experience
Essential/Desirable
Able to lead and motivate a team, min 1 years supervisory experience E
Qualified to a minimum Level 2 in Landscaping (or relevant work experience) E
Able to organise work to meet quality standards and deadlines E
Health and Safety Qualification E
Significant experience of soft landscaping E
Significant experience of hard landscaping E
Excavator/Dumper Experience/Certificate E
Experience of fencing D
Experience of synthetic carpeting D
Experience of tree work D
Grounds Maintenance experience D
PA1 & PA6 Spraying Certificate D
Chainsaw certificate E
Brushcutter/Strimmer Certificate D
Can work on own and as part of a team E
Can use own initiative, be self-motivated and adaptable E
Sports Field Line Marking Qualification/Experience D
An understanding of tractors, mowing equipment and associated plant and their maintenance requirements D
Certificate of competence in ride-on mowers, pedestrian mowers, brushcutters and hedgecutters D
Full valid Driving Licence, to transport employees and equipment to various sites E

Please note that this role will need an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check due to working within the school environment.

Landscaper (based from Milborne St Andrew)

If you are interested in either of the above positions and feel that you have the correct credentials please send a covering letter and CV to Wessex Grounds Services Ltd, 48 Weyview Crescent, Weymouth, DT3 5NR or e-mail:enquiries@wessexgroundsservices.co.uk. These vacancies can also be found on Indeed.com.

If these positions aren’t for you but you are interested in working for Wessex Grounds Services and have the necessary skills to join our successful team, please send across a CV as we are an expanding company and vacancies could arise at any time.