Tractor Driver

Buckinghamshire Council
£24081 - £25316 per annum + (Pro rated £26,033-£27,368) + pension
Closing date
25 Apr 2021

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Buckinghamshire Council's Street Scene Team delivers street cleansing and grounds maintenance services across Aylesbury Vale. We are currently recruiting for a skilled and experienced Tractor Driver.

About us

The Street Scene team, covering Aylesbury Vale, is looking for an skilled and experienced Tractor Driver, who is committed to providing high quality services and help us deliver our future plans.

Grounds maintenance services are focused on providing quality and safe green space to the local communities. Having a number of Green Flag status parks, we work closely with our Council colleagues to deliver the operational services in line with park management plans.

About the role

If you enjoy working outside, have an eye for detail and take pride in your work and the local area, then this could be just the job for you!

You will be responsible for providing front line grounds maintenance services. You will be reliable, have a 'can do' attitude and a commitment to working safely. There are excellent training opportunities available and the Council are committed to supporting continuous personal development.

Key Accountabilities

Working as an individual as well as part of a team, you will be competent in delivering a range of general grounds maintenance duties, including (but not limited to):

  • Grass cutting - Tractor and wide area rotary mower
  • Hedge cutting - with parallel side arm flail
  • Sports Turf Maintenance including
    • Harrowing
    • Rolling
    • Slitting/Spiking
    • Fertilising
    • Vert draining
  • Ensure that equipment, machinery and vehicles used are thoroughly checked prior to use, any faults or defects are reported with immediate effect and that maintenance logs are accurately and promptly maintained.
  • Routinely to clean machinery, equipment and vehicles inside and out, and ensure that basic maintenance tasks are regularly undertaken in accordance with local procedures and requirements.
  • Maintain routine administration records as required.
  • Undertake routine Grounds Maintenance Work when tractor work is unavailable due to workload or weather conditions.


About you

You will be required to have a wide range of Tractor Operator experience, delivering grounds maintenance services. Experience of working on a Local Authority contract, or in house local authority service, is advantageous.

You should have good communication skills; be able to apply initiative to your work; follow instructions; and be a fast learner and a good team player.

An Horticultural qualification such as NVQ Amenity Horticulture would be advantageous.

Lantra, NPTC or equivalent certification in Tractor driving and use of attachments is essential.

The work is outdoors all year round, and work will take place in all weather conditions. All personal protective equipment and clothing will be provided.

Full UK driving license required.

Other information

The role is average 40 hours per week (seasonal variances)

Salary range: £24,081- £25,316 (Pro rated £26,033 - £27,368)

We have two positions available one permanent and the other a 12 month fixed term contract.

For more information please contact the Street Scene Manager on 01296 585506.

This advert will close on Midnight on the 25th April 2021.

About the Business Unit

Our Communities directorate work across the county to deliver a number of the key customer facing services that our residents, businesses and visitors rely on every day. This includes collecting and disposing of waste, maintaining highways and managing country parks, leisure facilities, museums, theatres and libraries, as well as developing our cultural strategy. The customer is central to how we develop and deliver all of these services, which help promote our rich and vibrant culture.

We are looking for enthusiastic, ambitious and committed individuals to join our team and help make Buckinghamshire a great place to live, work and visit. This is an exciting time for us, as we bring together many of the place based services that have previously been run by different authorities. We manage services through a combination of direct delivery, contract management and commissioning, as well as through our key partnerships. As part of the function, you will join us on our journey of continuous improvement. Whether that's through developing strategies and ways of working, or delivering services on the ground - every person in Communities is a valued member of the team.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.


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