Handy Person / Gardener

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre, West Way, Euxton, Chorley, PR7 6DH


LOCATION: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre, West Way, Euxton, Chorley, PR7 6DH

SALARY: Scale 2, Spinal Column Points 5-6, £11,383 - £11,611

WORKING ARRANGEMENTS: Part-time post, 21 hours per week, Monday – Friday (Mornings - 8:00am to 12:12pm), flexitime working arrangements

CLOSING DATE: 12 noon, 12 September 2022

The role of a Handy Person/Gardener is to provide the Training Centre with general maintenance and gardening duties to ensure the upkeep of the grounds and gardens, and other duties that support the effective delivery of Fire Service training.

The successful applicant will be joining a well-established team of support staff in a busy and varied environment.

As the handy person/gardener you will be primarily responsible for

  • Daily checks on all staff/public areas including. showers, toilets, offices, classrooms etc. and daily re-stocking and ordering of all refreshments, Stock recording of all fire ground necessities such as OSB boards, fuel, pallets etc and general stores items including cleaning products, PPE, maintenance items etc. (please note candidates must have basic IT skills to enable completion of records and ordering of goods via online stores portals (Training will be provided))
  • Labouring, cleaning, basic repairs and maintenance duties. (Applicants must have a general understanding of Health and Safety)
  • Cleanliness of grounds, sweeping roads, emptying waste bins, clearing leaves, and disposal of rubbish, clearing drains and ditches in excess of that dealt with by Local Authority.
  • Pruning, trimming and lopping of shrubs and trees etc., including the use of motorised equipment. Care and cleaning of grounds maintenance tools.

Other responsibilities can be found on the Job Description.

Personal protective equipment will be provided and there will also be a requirement to operate machinery including a Telehandler, JCB and Forklift Truck for which relevant training and qualifications will be provided.

Applicants must be willing to work outdoors for sustained periods of time including inclement weather and be aware of the physical nature of this work.

Whilst a Category ‘B’ driving licence is essential, a desirable criteria element attached to the role is LGV & Fork lift truck licences. The successful applicant will be expected to gain these qualifications post appointment and this will be supported by the service.

LFRS is an equal opportunities employer and expect individuals to demonstrate a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexibility is required to accommodate both evening and weekend working when required.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, 12 September 2022. We anticipate interviews to take place w/c 26 September 2022.

Diversity matters at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service – we want to attract the broadest range of people to work with us and the more diverse the workforce, the better able we are to serve our community. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief or age. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.