Temp Neighbourhood Operative / Park Estates Assistant

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Temp Neighbourhood Operative / Park Estates Assistant
Contract / Temporary

Manchester 0006 43E5 / 1

Posted: 29th July 2022 16:39
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  • Pay Rate:

    £9.90 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, hours tbc

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Manchester,

    M25 2SW

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Neighbourhood Operative / Park Estates Assistant – Public Realm

Job Ref: Manchester 0006 43E5 / 1

Enhanced DBS required

Rota work including some Saturdays

To support the Estate Team at Heaton Park and undertake minor repairs and maintenance; animal husbandry and park inspections.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake a range of tasks and routine operations necessary to provide a quality customer service and will ensure the security of facilities, materials and other resources.
  • Deal efficiently and courteously with enquiries from members of the public providing effective and accurate information and advice on a range of council services, escalating queries where appropriate.
  • Use a range of equipment to undertake duties, ensuring that the local environment is effectively and efficiently utilised and maintained.
  • Undertake duties in a safe and responsible manner, in accordance with established health and safety requirements, legislation and City Council policies, practices and procedures.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Experience in a similar role carrying out repairs and maintenance.
  • Ability to use hand tools, powered machinery and ride on mowers.
  • Animal husbandry experience (desirable).
  • Health & Safety knowledge.
  • This is a physical role and a moderate level of fitness is required.
  • Ability to carry out minor mechanical tasks and routine horticultural maintenance.
  • Good organisation and observation skills.
  • Ability to keep accurate records.


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Manchester 0006 43E5 / 1
Temp Neighbourhood Operative / Park Estates Assistant
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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