Fencer - Ref 816

Northumberland Estate

Job Title Fencer

Northumberland Estate

Department Fencing Team

Post reports to Head Fencer

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

· Educated to ‘O’ Level / GCSE or equivalent

KEY SKILLS REQUIRED

· 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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