Senior Operative – Parks



Closing Date:

21 Apr 2024

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: SC4 (£25,629 – £26,913)
Work Location: Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, N22 7TR (Hybrid working)
Hours per week: 36 per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday, 14th April 2024 at 23:59

About Haringey

About us Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth. We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

About the role

Haringey Council is currently seeking a Senior Operative (senior gardener) to become part of their newly formed Parks Services team. We are in search of a dedicated and passionate individual who can bring their expertise to the team. As a Senior Operative, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervising a designated Parks grounds and other green spaces maintenance team, ensuring that the team provides excellent service delivery, communication, and achieves team, departmental and Council objectives. Additionally, the Senior Operative will promote safe working practices and ensure compliance with current regulations and safety guidelines, particularly regarding all grounds maintenance, horticultural activities, seasonal works, and traded services. If you are an enthusiastic individual with a love for gardening and landscaping, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team at Haringey Council.

About the team

We are currently looking for individuals who can work effectively in teams of 3-5 people on a day-to-day basis. As a senior operative, you will have similar responsibilities as your colleagues, and you will be assigned to cover one of the six zones that we manage. Each zone has a Senior Operative and up to 3-5 gardeners, and each team leader is responsible for overseeing two zones. The job involves working in all weather conditions, but our teams are dedicated to making the local environment a pleasant place to visit, no matter what.

About you

We are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic individual who is committed to maintaining high standards of the local environment. The ideal candidate must be friendly, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and have a versatile skill set to carry out a range of tasks. The role is varied and requires the ability to handle powered hand tools and drive ride-on machinery and a 3.5T van, which necessitates a full clean UK driving license. Additionally, the successful candidate will have some leadership skills as they will be responsible for managing up to 5 gardeners. If you have a passion for creating beautiful outdoor spaces and enjoy working in a role that demands different skills, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to be part of our team.

Working for Hairngey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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