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Jobs at Aberdeenshire Council

A Career Working Outdoors

Does outdoor physical work interest you?

If Yes, Aberdeenshire has a wide range of positions to offer both school leavers and those with experience. We are responsible for providing a wide range of services to the public and we need you to help us provide those services.

roads-maintenancePositions include:

•Landscape Operative
•Plant Operative
•Skilled Landscape Operative Female Gardener
•Road Worker
•Quarry Operative
•Landfill Site Operative
•Litter Patrol Operative
•Street Sweeper
•Refuse Loader
•Refuse Driver

hedge-trimmingDuties usually involve the following:

•Use of equipment and tools
•Driving people or supplies
•Operating Council vehicles
•Street sweeping
•Landscape services
•Day-to-day supervision of others
•Organisation squad work
•Operating heavy plant
•LGV driving
•Road and winter maintenance

What qualifications and experience do you need?

Most of our outdoor working opportunities require little or no qualifications or experience with the exception of a driving licence. We will offer you in-house training on basic and technical skills needed to carry out certain jobs. There will be opportunity to refresh this training, allowing you to build on your skills and knowledge, and gain new skills. Certificates and skills vary from job to job and may include:

gritter•Driving Licence
•Chain Saw Operator Certificate
•Kerb Saw Operator Certificate
•Health & Safety Site Certificates
•LGV Driver Licence
•Certificate for Handling and Spraying Pesticides
•Fork Lift Certificate
•SVQ 2/3 in Horticulture

Benefits for choosing a career in outdoor working

As well as the benefits of working in an active outdoor environment there can be opportunities for additional work, e.g. in periods of bad weather when workers need to be deployed outwith normal hours. This type of work is paid at enhanced rates.