Employer Nottingham City Council
Salary National Minimum Wage
Hours 25 hours per week
Contract Fixed term
Type Job
Closing date 12/06/2023

Kickstart Scheme vacancies are only available for people aged between 16-24 who are in receipt of Universal Credit.

Job purpose:

To work in a supported learning environment to develop technical skills and knowledge and acquire transferable skills to enable you to secure future employment.

Under the supervision of experienced staff, undertake a range of practical tasks such as gardening, refuse, recycling, and cleansing duties.

A degree of physical effort will be a feature of this role and much of the work may be performed outdoors.


Principal duties and responsibilities:

  1. As directed, undertake a work programme to develop practical skills and knowledge in a range of areas including:
  • Supporting with practical tasks such as gardening, refuse, recycling, and cleansing duties
  • Learning to operate and maintain a range of hand tools, light power tools, plant and equipment to perform the role
  • Under instruction, applying chemical and cleaning products where required
  • Assisting other team members with the their duties
  1. To develop the general skills, attributes and behaviours required to make you “work ready” and to prepare you for a role in your chosen area of work. (e.g. communication, organisation and time management skills)
  2. To take part in meetings, supervision, training and other events to assist with your development, as requested by your manager
  3. To undertake any other duties in line with your grade and capabilities, as required.


Knowledge, skills and ability:

Willing to take responsibility for own development

Able to follow instruction and learn new tasks

Able to work flexibly and as part of a team

Able to carry out activities in a safe and diligent manner

Able to develop organisation skills and take responsibility for own workload

Able to attend work at the required times

Awareness of and ability to comply with the Council’s code of conduct,  policies and  procedures including Health and Safety

An understanding and ability to work within the Council’s customer care standards



Able and willing to work with and carry materials of an unpleasant nature

An understanding of health and safety requirements, including wearing personal protective equipment

Able to learn and use the correct lifting and carrying methods

Able to learn general gardening and other manual techniques relating to the area of work


Work to promote mutual respect and good relations:

A basic understanding of what Equality and Diversity means and how to act when at work when dealing with different needs of different customers.

Ability to adhere to the Council’s Equality and Diversity policy


Work Related Circumstances/Special Requirements of the post:

Eligibility to the entry level apprenticeship scheme is open to Nottingham City residents only

Ability to walk up to 15 miles per day and maintain a long period of physical effort and willingness to maintain a high fitness level in line with the duties of the job

Willingness to comply with the City Council’s non-smoking policy

Willing to undertake a DBS check, if required

Willing to be flexible with regards to working across different locations that the Council deliver services from


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.

All staff are expected to abide by the obligations set out in the Information Security Policy, IT Acceptable Use Policy and Code of Conduct in order to uphold Nottingham City Council standards in relation to the creation, management, storage and transmission of information. Information must be treated in confidence and only be used for the purposes for which it has been gathered and should not be shared except where authorised to do so. It must not be used for personal gain or benefit, nor should it be passed on to third parties who might use it in such a way. All staff are expected to uphold the City Council obligations in relation to current legislation including the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act.

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