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Grounds Maintenance

£12.0 - £13.0 per annum + £12.43 per hour

Rochester, Kent

Hays Specialist Recruitment

Grounds Maintenance, Gardener position at HM Prison Rochester.

Experienced Grounds Maintenance/ Gardener

HMP Establishment in Rochester, Kent.
Based on 39 hours per week- Monday- Friday
£12.43 per hour including holiday pay.

Overview of the position:
As a supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit an experienced grounds maintenance/ gardener for HMP Rochester in Rochester, Kent. This is a Long-term Temporary Contract based on an average of 39 hours per week, working Monday - Friday.

The Grounds Maintenance/ Gardener role is in a unique working environment with a strong sense of team working. Basic Uniform will need to be provided by the temporary worker in most establishments, the Prison/ Contractors will supply high visibility clothing and protective headwear, along with any other specialist safety equipment if required.

Purpose of the Grounds Maintenance/ Gardener role:
As part of the Works/ Maintenance Department you will be responsible for the gardening maintenance requirements throughout the prison: Grass Cutting, weeding, spraying, litter picking, pruning, hedge cutting etc... You will also be required to assist in the safety and security of the establishment where your duties will include escorting visitors, building contractors, gate duties within the prison and outside areas.
You will ensure the safety and security of the visitors, staff and prisoners within a Prison establishment, while persons from outside of the prison system are on site. You will also ensure that no unauthorised persons or items enter the establishment.
Kent Prisons have an excellent reputation as busy local prisons, which serve all the courts in the South East. They pride themselves in engaging and involving employees working alongside them in the process of change.

Grounds Maintenance/ Gardener Duties:

* Grass cutting & Strimming & mowing Radio handling
* Weed spraying Patrolling perimeter and grounds
* Weeding & potting Escorting contractors & vehicles
* General gardening maintenance Health & Safety Proceedures
* Pruning & Hedgecutting Tool checks
* Landscaping Supervision of visitors
* All aspects of planting & bedding Supervising small selected prisoner work parties
* Litter Picking Routine administrative work

The nature of the role requires candidates to be security conscious and able to challenge potential compromises and risks, you will also need to be reliable and consistent, level headed and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Successful applicants will be assessed based on the following competencies:Acting with integrity, respecting others, Building relationships and team working, communicating effectively, developing self and others.

Security Clearance required:
All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can take up to 3 weeks.
You must hold a Valid Passport or Birth Certificate & Photo Driving Licence in your current address.
All applicants must be able to provide details of 2 satisfactory references, at least one from an ex-employer.

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