Landscape Maintenance and Forestry Trainee Level 1

Zoek Pin Milton Keynes - This Area Only


Contract (Full time)

Posted 16 days ago

Role: Level 1 Trainee - Landscape Maintenance and Forestry Trainee (18-month Training Scheme)
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £19k

Do you have experience or an interest in the landscape or forestry industry? Are you an enthusiastic and fast learner with a willingness to take on further training to enhance your skill level in horticulture and the green environment?

The Parks Trust is committed to safeguarding the land and the environment for future generations. It is an independent charity that cares for over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes.

In this role, you will carry out landscaping activities such as working with the parks fixture and fittings and hedge and tree works to ensure that the green estate is maintained and presented to a good standard. If you are a team player who can apply your initiative to your work, with effective time management skills, then this may just be the role for you.

Full drivers license
Happy to work outside in all seasons
Occasional weekend work may be required

Main duties will be to undertake required landscape maintenance (LM) work (. weed control, shrub pruning, coppicing, hedge cutting, grass cutting).
Range of soft works including but not exclusively tree works, chipping, stump grinding, spraying, tree/shrub planting, planting aftercare
Assist the team to identify and carry out works as required.
Ensure all machinery is properly maintained and in good working order, being used correctly and safely
Ensure all statutory Health and Safety requirements are fulfilled as per instruction from line manager and Health and Safety Manager
Assist other team members in carrying out Risk Assessments and help implement measures on site.
Assist with keeping the parks tidy and presentable; carry out litter picking, minor graffiti removal and other duties as required.
Liaise with the Supervisor, Landscape Officers and other team members on issues associated with the management of the green estate
As part of a call-out system, respond to incidents, alarms and emergencies regarding The Trust's holdings as required

What's on offer:
Ongoing support and training - including NPTC Certification
Excellent contributory pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
Income protection and life assurance cover
Enhanced maternity and paternity allowances
Occupational sick pay
Generous annual leave allowance

The Parks Trust will always recruit all personnel in line with government guidelines, relevant legislation, Charity Commission guidance and best practice standards.

They are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Profile Resourcing is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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