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Play Area Maintenance Operative

Vacancy Details

Salary: £19,945 to £21,166
Location: Cleveland Street Depot
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Manual/Ancillary
Category: Authority
Closing Date: 06/23/2019
Date Posted: 06/11/2019
Reference: 0000027131


Band E

36 hours per week

To maintain Wirral's Play Areas, Outdoor Gym (Fitness Equipment) and Multi-Use Games Areas by carrying out a range of maintenance operations including inspection, cleaning, maintenance, repairs and replacement of equipment, surfacing and all site furniture, including signage, seating, fencing and gates. 

Carry out regular site inspections of all play areas and outdoor gyms etc. and carry out safety checks of play equipment, surfacing, fencing, site furniture and gates, completing report for each inspection. 

Identify, priorities and report any defects, faults or repairs that are needed or have been completed using the appropriate format.

Carry out regular routine maintenance and repair of all specified equipment and safety surfacing to ensure equipment is in a good and safe working order and ensure that the areas are free from litter, broken glass etc.


To ensure maintenance and repairs are undertaken in line with manufacturer's guidance, and appropriate health and safety procedures followed, including the use of tools and equipment.

Operate light plant, machinery and power tools in order to clean and maintain sites and to remove and install equipment and site furniture.

Carry out a range of maintenance and cleaning duties, e.g. rake sand and bark, remove and or treat weeds and moss, paint equipment, lubricate bearings and remove graffiti etc.


Drive allocated vehicles in order to carry out general duties.

Comply with and adhere to Health & Safety at Work Act and Security Act requirements in order to adopt safe working methods.

Install new equipment and site furniture when required, as per the manufacturer's installation instructions and any layout drawings issued, to precise measurements.

Assist with accident records and reports, and if required prepare statements with Council's legal representatives . When required attend court and give evidence on behalf of Wirral Council.

We want people who are driven and ready to deliver. It is a fantastic place to live, work and visit. We are an employer who supports, who is flexible but who demands the very best.

No holding back. No excuses. Just change Wirral.

Bring it on.


Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.


Contact 1
Contact Name: Darran Marquiss
Telephone: 0151 606 2086
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