Temporary Landscape Operative (Fixed Term Contract)

Due to an increased operations schedule, we require additional Temporary Landscape Operatives based at our Perth Depot from July - October.

The Landscape Operatives carry out landscape operations such as grass cutting, strimming, weed control, tree planting and all other landscape duties as required.

- Lantra Brushcutter qualification card preferred but not essential.

- PA1 & PA6 Preferred but not essential

- Driving licence preferred but not essential. 

Working away from home is a key requirement of this job.


Job Title:

Landscaping Operative

Job Holder:


Reporting To:

Landscaping Manager



1.         Job Purpose:

To assist the Landscape Manager / Working Co-ordinator with the operations of the day to day activities relating to the delivery of routine and cyclic maintenance works.



2.         Responsibilities and Activities:

·                Preparation machinery and equipment for days work.

·                Attend all relevant Toolbox Talks.

·                Day to day reporting of information where necessary.

·                Supervise Roadwork Teams who are under his control and provide them with adequate resources, support clear technical instructions and targets

·                Supervise Sub-Contractors allocated to carry out works

·                Ensuring that they are working with the correct systems, i.e. Method Statements, Risk Assessments, Traffic Layouts, Environmental regulations, etc.

·                Filling in of weekly timesheets and relevant paperwork where required.

·                Report vehicle defects to the Fleet Manager and ensure that accidents/incidents are reported accordingly.

·                Co-operate with senior managers regarding recruitment, sickness absence and disciplinary matters.

·                Ensuring tidiness and good general order of the depot.

·                Participation in emergency response.

·                Any other duties as required. 



3.         Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

·                Experience of Landscape works.

·                Basic knowledge of landscape operations and machinery.

·                Preferably hold a current driving licence. 

·                Ability to develop skills within the department.

·                Ability to carry out basic reporting.

·                Good at working in a team.

·                Working together with other employees in relation to works.

·                Good work ethic.

·                Good attendance rate and arrival times. 

·                Good communication skills.

·                Knowledge of the requirement for Health and Safety rules and procedures.

·                Physically fit for working in sometimes arduous conditions.

·               Ability to problem solve.

·               Flexible to working practices.

·                Ability to cope with change. 

·                Good planning and organisational skills




4.         Key Relationships, Internal and External:





Members of the Public







Start date:
13 Jul 2020
Closing date:
05 Jul 2020

Back to Career list

Apply Now