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Estate Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

The Image “Our Values” is an image of text. It is a logotype for our One Coventry Values - Open and fair, Nurture and develop, Engage and empower, Create and innovate, Own and be accountable, Value and respect

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

Coombe Country Park is set on the outskirts of Coventry on the Brinklow Road. It is managed as part of the Park Service for the city council. Coombe has won many awards for it’s quality and excellence in management, conservation, visitor experience and education. These include SSSI status for 40years, Green Flag (Park and Green spaces excellence award), Visit England visitor attraction quality scheme, Natural England’s Country Park Accreditation and Trip Advisor certificate of excellence for consistently high ratings in our customer reviews. Our staff provide high quality provision in terms of green space care, development and restoration based on an important site for biodiversity amongst the wider ancient woodland landscape setting and the cultural & heritage setting of listed building (Coombe Abbey Hotel). We are visitor focussed, family friendly and encourage visitors to explore the site for heritage and biodiversity.

What is the job role?

This a rare opportunity to work in a parks and countryside setting providing an excellent steppingstone to developing a career in conservation and grounds maintenance.

We are looking for someone to join our team as an Estate Assistant to support the maintenance of Coombe Abbey Park by undertaking various grounds maintenance, cleansing and retail activities on site.

In this role, you will be ensuring a good visitor experience and will be assisting with improving standards and the continuous development of the park.

The main day-to-day duties of the role include:

  • Patrol the park ensuring that visitors can fully enjoy its facilities.
  • Carry out routine maintenance including clearing litter, cleaning, basic horticultural tasks such as pruning, leaf clearing and path edging.
  • Actively promote Coombe's facilities through face-to-face interaction. Encouraging positive involvement with the site by providing information on things to see/do and how to get involved in activities and events.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

To apply for this role, you MUST have a full UK driving license and be available to work weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of basic maintenance and horticultural operations.
  • Verbal communication skills - communicating with the general public, external organisations and other employees, face to face and over the telephone.
  • Able and willing to carry out routine cleaning work of Coombe's facilities.
  • Able to lift and carry materials and resources.
  • Experience in the safe use of a variety of tools e.g. strimmer, leaf blower, secateurs, bowsaw.
  • Able and willing to work outside for long periods of time.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme - As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'. If there is any evidence of a candidate using AI to complete their application, then the application will be rejected unless the candidate can provide a justification which the Council considers to be reasonable.

Interview date: Monday, 22nd July

 

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies

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