Akers Land & Ecology Ltd is looking to fill various roles to help deliver ecology, countryside and landscape focused projects in the construction industry. We work closely with house builders, developers and environmental and ecological consultants to deliver our work.
We are currently seeking skilled and experienced staff to help deliver a range of countryside management tasks, including: fencing, path building, pond building, landscape maintenance, tree and shrub planting, tree work and forestry.
Operatives – Rugby, Warwickshire
We require ground workers/countryside operatives and hands on plant operators to help deliver our ever-increasing work load.
You must be fit, healthy and hard working with a positive attitude.
You should have strong team working skills and the ability to communicate clearly.
You should hold a CSCS card.
You will need to hold a full UK driving licence.
Other qualifications that would be highly valued but not essential include;
- NPTC Chainsaw certificates (CS30/31/39/40)
- CPCS/NPORS/NPTC excavator, tractor, telehandler or skid steer.
- Trailer towing licence
- First Aid at Work
- PA1 & PA6 spraying certificate
- Ride on mower certificates/experience
- Machinery maintenance experience
- Planting and seeding experience
- Fencing experience
- Vegetation clearance experience
Full-time 40 hours per week
Operatives starting at £9 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience
Supervisor – Rugby, Warwickshire:
We are looking for a responsible supervisor to help deliver our work. This is a key, hands on role that provides the link between the delivery team and management. While you must be able to fulfil the requirements of an operative you will also be responsible for leading a small team. You will need to communicate effectively with management and operatives and ensure tasks are delivered efficiently, safely, on time and to high standards.
We’re looking for someone with a positive, well tempered and professional attitude who can motivate and lead a team. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and competent individual who will be able to organise and guide team members in the completion of their work.
Supervisory duties would include:
· Ensuring health and safety standards are implemented on a day to day basis
· Liaising with management regarding the delivery of work
· Delegating tasks and organising the team to deliver work efficiently
· Ensuring that employees understand their duties or delegated tasks
· Monitoring team members’ work and providing any necessary constructive feedback and coaching.
· Identifying and resolving problems in a positive and professional manner.
Essential: CSCS card, full UK driving license, certification in the safe operation of relevant plant and tools
Desirable: NVQ level 3/4 qualification relevant to landscape, countryside management, forestry or construction industries, trailer towing licence
Full time 40 hours per week
From £10.50 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience
National field worker, North Leeds depot
We’re looking for field staff to join our friendly team working on sites throughout England. Work will involve installing fencing, clearing vegetation and creating and managing wildlife habitats. To start with, work will be on a ‘contract’ basis. You will be operating out of our North Leeds depot. Equipment, travel, accommodation and training are provided. As the business builds there are strong prospects for long term full time employment.
You will be hardworking and enjoy being outdoors. Ideally you will have experience in countryside management, forestry, agricultural and/or landscaping and will be interested in ecology.
Essential qualifications and experience:
- CSCS card
- Familiarity with Health & Safety procedures
Desirable qualifications and experience:
- NTPC brushcutter
- NTPC Chainsaw (CS30/31/39/40)
- PA1/PA6 Spraying
- Chipper qualification
- CPCS/NPORS Excavator
- CPCS/NPORS Telehandler
- CPCS/NPORS Skidsteer
- Machinery maintenance
- First Aid at Work
- Planting and seeding
- Vegetation clearance
Please contact Rohan on 07974 439389 or at [email protected] and provide details of any relevant experience or qualifications you have.