Kickstart - Horticultural Support

Job details
Posting date: 15 January 2022
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Location: Leeds, LS158HA
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000354929

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Leeds City Council (EMAIL IS FAULTING)

Working in Leeds City Councils parks, recreation grounds and public open spaces such as Roundhay Park, Horsforth Hall Park, Potternewton Park and Temple Newsam Estate. Throughout the week you will work within a designated park and also in the surrounding community areas.

Duties include grass mowing, edging, litter picking, emptying bins, general pruning, sweeping and cleaning. Using hand tools and pedestrian machines to help maintain horticultural features. The duties include physical work in all weathers.

Additional duties will include planting of trees, shrubs and other plants, turfing, grass and sowing, hedge cutting and specimen pruning. Depending on the seasonal tasks required.

Communicating effectively with members of the public, community groups, volunteers, customers and colleagues especially in a polite and courteous manner, whilst working as a team.

Training will be provided on the safe use of equipment and how to be responsible for the health and safety of yourself and others.

A willingness to work outdoors in all weathers with a team or on your own.

The essential skills required are a willingness to abide by Leeds City Council’s Equal and Diversity Policy; and to carry out all duties having regard to an employee’s responsibility under the council’s Health and safety Policies.

Monday to Thursday to 730am to 4pm Friday 730am to12pm


Employability support will be provided via Leeds City Council Employment Hub. Once the placement has been set up and agreed then an LCC employment advisor would be assigned to the placement providers. Once the provider has confirmed the successful applicant the employment advisor will support with all on boarding to include but not limited basic skills assessment (maths, English, ICT and ESOL if applicable).

Basic work skills will also be assessed and an action plan of support will be developed with the placement provider, young person and employment advisor involved throughout.

Once commenced in role the employment advisor will support the young person and the placement provider throughout the 6 months. Initially there will be weekly reviews with the young person and provider, then dropping to fortnightly and then monthly. This is dependent on the young person, more or less support will be available based on each individual.

CV's will be updated and amended as standard as well as offering up to 6 months after placement support through one of our employability programmes.

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