Fencer - Ref 816

Northumberland Estate

Job Title Fencer

Northumberland Estate

Department Fencing Team

Post reports to Head Fencer


To assist and support in the successful delivery of a customer orientated and effective grounds maintenance service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

· To work within the team on all aspects of grounds maintenance and take direction from the Head Fencer.

· Routine grass cutting and general maintenance of open spaces and communal areas.

· Clearance of gardens in order to return them to a maintainable standard.

· Routine garden maintenance to occupied dwellings such as grass cutting, hedge cutting, basic plant care, pruning and weeding.

· Tree maintenance

· Undertaking hard landscaping tasks such as work on fencing/gates and paths.

· To operate and carry out basic maintenance to all ground’s maintenance machinery and equipment in line with Health & Safety regulations.

· To deal with or raise to Head Fencer or Estates management customer enquiries /complaints promptly and effectively.

· To communicate clearly and effectively at all levels.

· To ensure that high levels of service and customer care are delivered in line with the policies and procedures of the Estates.

· To carry out administrative tasks associated with the post, as well as ability to receive, respond and complete work emails, online training, and H&S policies, procedures, and documentation.

· To take personal responsibility for any specific designated duties assigned by the Head Fencer, ensuring they executed at all times in accordance with H&S policies and procedures.

· Emergency on call work will sometimes be required, which could be for example, but not limited to, a tree down and a danger to the public, or the Castle grounds needing gritting due to icy weather. Overtime will be paid for these additional hours.

· Undertake training relevant to the post and to personal development.

· To undertake any other appropriate duties as directed by the Head Fencer or Estates Management Team.


· Educated to ‘O’ Level / GCSE or equivalent


· Full clean driving licence

· Good people skills and able to communicate effectively with colleagues, and contractors

KEY SKILLS DESIRABLE (but full training will be given)

· First Aid at Work

· NPORS operator

· NPTC Land based machinery

· Entitlement to drive vehicle with trailer

· Chainsaw licence

· PA1/PA2 Pesticide Application

· COSHH trained

· L2 or equivalent vocational qualification in general construction, groundworks, fencing or landscaping

· Relevant grounds maintenance machinery training, e.g., mower, strimmer

Please send CV to Abi.Egdell@northumberlandestates.co.uk

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