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Parish Lengthsman for Kirkland Parish

Kirkland Parish Council

Parish Lengthsman Contract

The parish council are looking to contract a Parish Lengthsman to carry out a range of tasks to keep the parish neat and tidy and to improve the environment within the Parish Councilís boundaries.

The contract is for 8 hours a week to be worked flexibly dependent on time of year and weather.  Occasional additional hours may be required.

For further information and to tender for this work please contact the Parish Clerk on 01995 600689 or email clerk@parishes.org.uk.


Kirkland Parish Council

Parish Lengthsman

Pre-Tender Information

 The contract for this post will require any bidder to have the equipment necessary to carry out the work and also the qualifications / training outlined in the person specification.

¬†The contract is for 8 hours a week to be worked flexibly dependant on the time of year and weather.¬† Occasional additional hours may be required and will be at a price agreed with the Parish Councilís representative.

 If you are interested please contact Kirkland Parish Clerk on 01995 600689 or email clerk@parishes.org.uk to arrange a meeting with the Parish Council representatives.

 

KIRKLAND PARISH COUNCIL

JOB DESCRIPTION

PARISH LENGTHSMAN

 Job Purpose

To carry out a range of tasks to keep the parish neat and tidy and to improve the environment within the Parish Councilís boundaries.

 Main Duties and Responsibilities

1        Undertake litter picking, removal of dog fouling, weed removal and spraying (where directed) and sweeping debris from all public areas of the Parish.  This includes footways, these being either flagged, cobbled or tarmac, grass verges and channels in the road.

 2        Report, either directly to Lancashire County Council or to the parish clerk, any highway defects that may arise. i.e. potholes, flooding, street lighting ensuring that any dangerous defects are reported immediately.  

 3        Wash highway signs when necessary, strim round signs and lamp posts.  Mow sight line verges as necessary.

 4        Cut out gully grates on rural lanes where there is no kerb.  Clean debris from all road gullies.

 5        Mow nominated grass verges fortnightly or as necessary with the season.

6¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Cut, prune and maintain all hedges and trees (where appropriate) in the parish councilís ownership. Approach house and landowners where private hedges need to be cut backí

¬†7¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Strim and clear vegetation on public footpaths in accordance with Lancashire County Councilís Local Delivery Scheme.

¬†8¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† To twice yearly walk all public footpaths in the Parish and report damage to public footpaths, stiles etc. to the Parish Clerk.¬† Make repairs once Lancashire County Councilís approval for the work is given.

 8        Maintain and keep in good repair the street furniture, bus shelter, parish notice board and any other parish council structures including removal of any graffiti.

 9        Order, erect and take down Christmas Trees and assist with the Christmas tree lights.   

10      Maintain a good working relationship with Churchtown in Bloom to ensure the village is clean and all necessary actions have been carried out prior to Churchtown in Bloom judging.   To include grass cutting, watering and feeding of planters as requested.

11      To maintain a good working relationship with Kirkland parish councillors and the agents of other local authorities.

14      Undertake associated administrative duties including producing a fortnightly report of work carried out, submitting regular time sheets to the parish clerk and keeping account of all items purchased for the repair of parish council property

Updated 31st May 2020

KIRKLAND PARISH COUNCIL

PARISH lengthsman

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

Essential

Desirable

 

Education and Qualifications

 

Good general education

 

Full driving licence

 

 

 

 

First Aid training

 

Manual Handling/heavy lifting training

 

Basic Health and Safety

 

Weed spraying certificate

 

M1D Highway Working certificate

 

 


 

Skills,  knowledge and Experience

 

Good practical and DIY skills

 

Able to use relevant tools and equipment

 

 

Able to keep clear and accurate records

 

Good timekeeper and able to plan and carry out own workload

 

Able to work alone or alongside a wide range of people

 

Able to anticipate problems and use own initiative to resolve them

 

Experience in a role requiring a range of practical skills

 

 

Writing risk assessments

 

Carrying out safety inspections

 

Experience in weed and pest control

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Qualities

 

Able to communicate with a wide range of people

 

Trustworthy, reliable and honest

 

Polite and friendly

 

 

 

Other

 

Willingness to work at evenings and at weekends if necessary

 

Willingness to undertake relevant training

 

 

 

Reviewed 10.6.2020

 

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