Estate Assistant

10 May 2022

Job Description

About the employer:

Wollaton Park and Newstead Abbey are standalone heritage site, with special attributes unique under the
Nottingham City Council portfolio, with site-specific jobs e.g. Deer Management, Japanese Garden.
To successfully complete a range of advanced horticultural, nature conservation, practical grounds maintenance,
and assist with deer duties; working to a high standard in line with the historical, horticultural, and aesthetic
requirements within the Heritage management plans. Also, within Green Flag award standards.
To be responsible for driving City Council vehicles and interact with visitors and customers in a positive way..
You will ensure exceptional service, every time to everyone, and oversee outstanding and inspirational
experiences at our site. You will be part of a broader team of staff on the site delivering great service to

About the role:

Undertake a range of specialist tasks including:
a) Advanced horticultural operations, such as planting (including ornamental bedding), pruning &
other horticulture tasks.
b) Practical habitat management including scrub control and management of woodland, hedgerow,
meadow and riparian areas.
c) Turf maintenance including fine, medium and sports turf and the maintenance of hard surfaces,
including landscaping.
d) Plant propagation, planting and care of plants in containers, watering and feeding etc
e) Grounds maintenance including strimming, mowing, blowing, spraying etc
f) Wildlife management eg assist with wild deer herd including manning a gate at the cull
 To safely use light and heavy equipment and tools to undertake grounds maintenance and habitat
management operations, including the use of hand and powered tools i.e. strimmer’s, mowers,
chain saws, litter pickers etc
 To patrol, litter pick and assist with car parking at peak times.
 To be responsible for maintaining the daily cleanliness of the grounds e.g cleaning toilets, litter
picking and emptying bins.

Hours of work:

Working hours will include weekend, bank holiday and evening work.

Additional information:

All staff are expected to maintain high standards of customer care in the context of
the City council’s Core Values, to uphold the Equality and Diversity Policy and health
and safety standards and to participate in training activities necessary to their post.