A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join BEAR Scotlands NW Operations team as a Landscaping Operative.
The North West Trunk Road Unit spans some 1,422km of trunk road through some of the most scenic parts of the country. It also includes 1,501 bridges and structures, including the Kessock Bridge which carries the A9 north of Inverness and the A87 Skye Crossing.
The North West Unit covers a huge area of Scotland, from Thurso and Wick in the very north of the Highlands down to Campbeltown in Argyll and Bute, from Uig on Skye to Perth and Stirling in the central belt.
The Landscaping Operative will work to carry out landscape operations such as grass cutting, strimming and weed control throughout our network. This role will involve travel throughout Scotland, with time spend working away from Perth due to remote locations.
This is a fixed term role.
Preparation machinery and equipment for days work.
Day to day reporting of information where necessary.
Ensuring that they are working with the correct systems, i.e. Method Statements, Risk Assessments, Traffic Layouts, Environmental regulations, etc.
Carry out landscape operations such as grass cutting, strimming, weed control as instructed.
Any other duties as required.
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 and other departments in relation to works.
Good work ethic.
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.
Good planning and organisational skills
BEAR Scotland currently manages, maintains and improves 1962km of Scottish trunk road including over 2000 bridges and structures through some of the most scenic, but challenging, parts of the country. That means delivering £million investment on road maintenance and improvement every year.
We believe that the people who work with us are our greatest asset and, in order for us to succeed, we make sure we retain and attract a talented, innovative and dedicated team. In return, we offer:
A tailored, competitive salary
Pension and life assurance
Up to 34 days annual leave per year
Additional annual leave purchase through Salary Sacrifice
2 paid days per year to help to support your charity of your choice
BEAR Rewards – shopping discounts and cashback
Employee Assistance Programme available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Cycle to Work Scheme
Development and progression plan
Grow your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, flourish, and succeed.
We are an equal opportunities employer. We wish to ensure equality of opportunity in employment and the fair treatment of all our employees.