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Overview of the job
This is a delivery role within an establishment requiring an appropriate trade.
The job holder will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the grounds and amenity areas within the estate.
This is a non-operational job with no line management or supervisory responsibilities.
Responsibilities, Activities and Duties
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:Carry out soft landscaping - turf laying and hard landscaping - laying patio stonesMaintain establishment's grounds and amenity areas including the maintenance of lawns, ponds, water features and external grounds to the establishment including woodlandWork inside/outside establishment grounds: cutting, mowing and maintaining areas in accordance with accepted practiceMaintain sports fields, as per agreed plan, with both the Land based Activities Manager and PE DepartmentCarry out pest control preventative measures across area of responsibilityUndertake small project work as advised/requested: including soft and hard landscape development and erection of horticultural support structures where the situation warrantsMaintain correct soil husbandry, ensuring all stages of crop development are followed in accordance with good horticultural practiceMaintain the growing plant/crop to ensure optimum development and/or cropping, ensuring that the plants needs are fully metProvide safe access and exits to the estateSupervise prisoners parties and undertake quality control over their work, as agreed within the Service Delivery Agreement (SDA)
Undertake other trades tasks to:Ensure allocated planned maintenance and small repairs are carried out, undertaking service requests raised by computer aided facilities management systemUndertake survey inspections in confined spaces and at height, recording all work and completing associated registers/logsCarry out project work as requiredAdvise on sufficient levels of stock and request procurement of goods and services, and ensure all materials used are logged and are fit for purpose.Escort technical contractors as required, working with and supervising them in accordance with Local Security Strategy (LSS)Maintain regular communications via radio net in accordance with the LSS.Undertake the role of banksman, directing the operation of plant equipment and/or machinery Be responsible for all tools and plant machinery, carrying out checks at regular intervals and completing all relevant documentation in accordance with the LSS and National Security Framework (NSF) Comply with all Health and Safety policies, procedures and legislation to ensure statutory and mandatory compliance.Drive estates vehicles and operate plant equipmentCarry out locking duties as requiredOperate within command mode in line with local contingency plansUndertake incidental and emergency or urgent tasks and assignments as per Service Delivery Agreement timescales, in a safe mannerAssemble products on site as requiredContribute to prisoner reports, including parole and sentence planning.
The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.
An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.
BehavioursDelivering at PaceManaging a Quality ServiceCommunicating and InfluencingLeadership
Essential ExperienceCompetent in relevant skill.
Technical RequirementsMust have a Vocational Qualification at Level 3, or be willing to work towards gaining this qualification within an agreed timescale
Hours of Work
37 hour working week (standard).
HMPPS Staff on closed pay structures only:
Additional Conditioned Hours Pensionable (ACHP)
Staff moving from a closed 39 hour pay structure will be eligible for the two protected pensionable additional committed hours (ACHP). They will work a 39 hour week consisting of the standard 37 hour week and a further 2 additional hours (ACHP) paid at plain time pensionable rate.