Experienced Tractor Driver / Grounds Operative

at DKS
Location Bridgend, United Kingdom
Date Posted 21/12/2021
Category Agriculture
Environment and Countryside
Job Type Full-Time Vacancies
Closing Date 30/01/2022
Start Date March 2022
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How to Apply

DKS Limited are offering a rare and exciting opportunity to join a national organisation, which offers specialist land management in the renewable, agricultural and commercial sectors across the UK. Our head office is based near Bridgend, boasting a friendly and energetic environment. Our capabilities span both consultancy and contracting work in ecology, arboriculture, agriculture and associated environmental services. DKS pride ourselves in offering total land management to funds, developers, landowners and local authorities helping them to manage risk within their portfolio’s whilst realising added value through our practical, experienced and straightforward approach.

Details of position:
We are currently recruiting an experienced Tractor Driver/Grounds Operative to join our team and are looking for a motivated, confident, and hard-working person.

  • You must of course have a valid driving license, and ideally a valid CSCS/CPCS/NPROS card (although not essential).
  • Trailer license advantageous

Duties to include:

      • mowing
      • front flail
      • carting
      • power harrow
      • seeding
      • spraying
      • hedge cutting
      • 360
      • and other general duties.

The ideal candidate will have experience of grass cutting and hedge trimming, and any of the following would be advantageous:

  • NPTC/Lantra Tractor 3
  • City & Guilds NPTC Arm mounted flail/hedge cutter
  • ATB Pesticides Safe Use & Handling
  • ATB Pesticides Field Sprayer
  • City & Guilds NPTC Pesticides PA1/PA2/PA6
  • NPTC/Lantra Brush Cutter
  • City & Guilds/Lantra sit-astride ATV
  • Lantra Excavator 360 10 Tonnes
  • Lantra Forward Tipping dumper
  • Lantra Telescopic Lift Handler (over 9 Metre)
  • First Aid at Work 

No week is the same as you could be based locally within the Bridgend area between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00pm any day of the week. Or a typical week might mean leaving early on a Monday morning to travel to a site in Kent or Leicestershire for the whole week. Overnight accommodation is provided when travelling across the UK to sites away from Bridgend.

Other duties will include spraying, use of strimmer, reinstatement works such as fence painting and ditches.

A willingness to travel and work away is essential, as well as being enthusiastic with a flexible approach to work and working hours. Pa 1, 2 and 6 an advantage. Other tickets also an advantage however full training can be provided.

For full details see attached PDF. 

Please email your covering letter and CV to emma@dks-ltd.com

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