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Facilities Technician

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are looking to recruit an experienced Facilities Technician.

The purpose of the role is to carry out statutory testing, servicing and maintenance works.

What we are looking for

Must be organised, self-motivated and have a good work ethic

Able to work without supervision.

Able to work independently or as part of a team

Understand the importance of Health and Safety

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Accuracy and attention to detail

Positive outlook and approach to work.

Looking to build a long-term career with willingness to learn and gain required qualifications as required by the business.

Accurate completion of report sheets and site logbooks

Problem solving skills and initiative.

Requirements:

Knowledge of ACoP L8 and HSG274 would be advantageous, however training can be provided to the right candidate.

Previous experience which demonstrates practical skills and technical ability.

Full Driving License is required.

Desirable – BOHS P900 Control of Legionella in Domestic Hot and Cold-Water Systems or equivalent but not essential as training can be provided to the right candidate.

Desirable – BOHS P901 Management of Building Hot and Cold-Water Services or equivalent but not essential as training can be provided to the right candidate.

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test and DBS check.

Interested? Please send your CV to hr@aragondirect.co.uk

Salary: £22,000


Passenger Transport Assistant

What is the purpose of this role?

To assist in the collection and delivery of students and other clients to and from their schools or other establishments.

What makes this role unique?

You will assist in ensuring that clients are assisted in a safe and supportive manner.

What will this role involve?

  • Assist in the collection and delivery of allocated clients from their home, school or other point to their destination
  • Work with the driver to load and unload clients in and out of the vehicle
  • Ensure that when the vehicle is travelling, the clients are securely strapped in position using the full range of restraint equipment
  • When clients are being transported, sit with them and assist them during the journey
  • Report any concerns over the physical, mental or other health needs of the client to the parents, school and/or line manager

What are we looking for?

  • DBS to enhanced level (Company responsible for all costs)
  • Physically fit and in good health
  • Ability to adapt in changing situations
  • Must be able to demonstrate a good level of care and compassion towards our clients
  • Be able to ensure that all occupants on our vehicle are securely strapped in position
  • Able to assist the driver by ensuring that the driver is not distracted by any incidents that occur in the vehicle whilst on the move
  • The ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing with work colleagues, members of the public, clients.
  • The ability to identify any physical, mental, or other health needs of our client
  • Knowledge and understanding of any physical, mental, or other health needs of clients
  • Experience of working with children and vulnerable people
  • Willing and prepared to work extra hours as and when required
  • Candidates must demonstrate understanding of, acceptance, and commitment to the principles underlying equal opportunities
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of effective customer care

This is a Term time Only position – working 15 hours per week – 1½ hours in the morning and 1½ hours in the afternoon. You will be collected and returned to your home address each shift.

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test and DBS check.

Interested? Please send your CV to hr@aragondirect.co.uk

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £8.00-£10.00 per hour


Refuse Driver/Loader

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are recruiting full time Refuse Driver/Loader to work as part of their team based in Peterborough.

The main purpose of this role is to collect refuse and recycling from residential properties in Peterborough and dispose of it at the appropriate waste collection sites.

Hours of work – 42 hours Tuesday – Friday or Part Time

What does the role involve?

  • Collect refuse/recycling from requested locations and dispose of at the appropriate waste collection sites.
  • Carry out daily vehicle inspections and complete appropriate paperwork.
  • Drive / load as directed.
  • Operate the compaction controls of a company vehicle when required.
  • Operate the ‘in cab device’.
  • Ensure that where premises, gates, barriers are unlocked to gain access and they are relocked, paying particular attention to the safeguarding of keys.
  • Carry out and assist with Loading responsibilities as required.
  • Ensure paperwork is completed fully and passed to the relevant Supervisor.
  • Ensure the satisfactory completion of work in accordance with instructions.
  • Ensure compliance with both company vehicle policy and all legislative requirements.

Requirements – qualifications

  • Driver CPC qualification.
  • Full Category C driving licence.

Requirements – experience:

  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Driving experience.
  • Experience of using a Digital Tachograph Card is desirable.
  • Awareness of Health and Safety, Manual Handling, legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience of refuse collection is preferable.

Requirements – personal characteristics

  • A desire to work to a high standard in all weathers with a flexible approach to hours of work. Working times will include Bank Holidays and weekends. Also including overtime.
  • Take pride in what you do and be self-motivated towards work. An ability to motivate your colleagues.
  • To be reliable, trustworthy, and punctual.
  • Ability to work under pressure, while maintaining high attention to details.
  • Seeing safety as a top priority and having a positive impact on other people’s wellbeing.
  • Ability to calmly deal with potentially confrontational interactions with members of the public.
  • Must be physically fit.

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test and DBS check.

Interested? Please send your CV to hr@aragondirect.co.uk

Salary: £25,116.12 per year


Lead Arborist/Climber  

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are looking to recruit an experienced arborist/climber to lead our small team of arborists/grounds staff based in Peterborough, managing Peterborough City Council’s tree stock. 

The work undertaken as part of our contract with the City Council offers a varied and diverse mix of urban and woodland tree works, ranging from cyclical scheduled ward works to reactive unplanned tree works and maintenance.

This is permanent position, 37.5 hours a week (Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm) offering an immediate start

What are we looking for?

  • Arborist/climber with 5+ years’ experience
  • Qualifications as below
  • Self-motivated and hard working
  • Ability to lead a small team of up to 5 arborists/grounds staff
  • Ability to operate company vehicles up to 3.5T and tow chippers
  • Desire and ability to consistently work to a high standard with a flexible approach
  • Health and Safety awareness and the ability to follow safe working practices at all times.
  • Ability to proactively recognise health and safety issues and take positive appropriate action
  • Ability to follow work instructions, both written and oral, to a high standard.
  • Ability to understand and complete documents/forms to a high standard and log works on a tablet based system

Experience and Qualifications

Candidates should have evidence of the below as a minimum:

  • CS30/31, CS38 and CS39 certification
  • CS40, CS41 certification (desirable)
  • Woodchipper certification
  • Full driving licence with towing licence
  • First Aid certification
  • PA1, PA6 (desirable)
  • CAT and Genny (desirable)

Service delivery will include, but is not limited to;

  • Undertaking all aspects of tree works including felling, dismantling, pruning, pollarding etc.
  • Undertaking tree planting, shrub/hedge reduction works, vegetation clearance works, brushcutting etc
  • Safely driving company vehicles and operating all plant and machinery
  • Completing appropriate safety checks on all vehicles and equipment, and carrying out appropriate maintenance, and reporting defects as required.
  • Ensuring that all team members are following correct procedures and safety protocols
  • Ensuring daily work schedules are followed, and to a consistent high standard.
  • Ensuring that the requisite safety and wildlife risk assessments are undertaken per job
  • Liaising with members of the public, other team members, managers and sub-contractors in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Assisting with other areas of the contract as required.

What can Aragon Direct Services offer ?

  • Sector competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave of 24 days + 8 bank holidays
  • Secure fixed work based in one location for a local authority client
  • Training and development
  • Full top end PPE and uniform
  • Free gym membership at Vivacity sites

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test and DBS check.

Interested? Please send your CV to hr@aragondirect.co.uk

Salary:£28,000 – £30,000 (dependent upon experience/qualifications)


Tree Surveyor

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are recruiting a tree surveyor to work as part of their team based in Peterborough, providing services to a large local authority client.  

This is a full time position (40 hours Monday – Friday) based in Peterborough. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a progressive client where the management of their large tree stock is a key priority, and thus supported with the budget to reflect their vision. 

What does the role involve?

Managing a large and diverse tree stock; ranging from street trees, parks, open spaces and woodlands, the successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking cyclical and reactive surveying, as well as providing technical advice and support to the various stakeholders on tree related matters.

Requirements

We are looking for candidates holding an appropriate and related professional arboricultural qualification (equivalent to minimum QCF level 3), with practical experience of surveying (ideally in a local authority role) to include:

  • A Full UK driving license
  • Excellent tree identification skills
  • Current knowledge of industry best practice
  • Good tree ID and Pest and disease knowledge
  • A wider understanding of basic ecology & environmental matters
  • Sound written & verbal communication skills
  • Effective IT skills including MS Office and survey data collection software with aptitude to learn new technology

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test and DBS check.

Interested? Please send your CV to hr@aragondirect.co.uk

Salary: £28,500 – £30,500 (dependent upon experience/qualifications)


Streetcare Operative DRIVER (7.5T)

 Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are looking for Streetcare Drivers to work as part of their Streetcare team based in Peterborough.

Working pattern is Monday – Friday, 37 hours

The purpose of this role is to form part of Aragon’s Streetcare team undertaking Streetcare duties across various sites across Peterborough.  Service delivery will include, but not limited to, operating vehicles up to 7.5T, street cleansing, fly tip removals, and other streetcare tasks.

What makes this role unique?

Working within the Streetcare team you will take responsibility for the safety of yourself and others to provide a ‘right first time’ approach to service delivery.

What will this role involve?

  • Driving or operating relevant vehicles and plant as required to complete tasks
  • Undertaking all aspects of street cleansing works including scheduled and reactive works using both manual and mechanical methods, fly tip removals, litter bin emptying, litter picking etc
  • Ensuring daily work schedules are followed, and to a consistent high standard
  • Reporting and recording the status of tasks via works completion sheets or/and a tablet devise
  • Completing the appropriate safety checks on all vehicles, plant and equipment and carrying out maintenance and reporting defects as required
  • Dealing with members of the public, other team members, managers and sub-contractors in a professional and courteous manner
  • Assisting in other areas of the streetcare service delivery as required

What are we looking for?

  • Full driving licence up to 7.5T
  • CPC
  • Experience of operating vehicles up to 7.5T vehicles, mechanical road sweepers OR the ability to learn
  • The ability to undertake manual work, including manual handling and lifting as required
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of good customer care
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of a ‘right first time approach’ to service delivery
  • The ability to work safely, and follow safe working practices at all times 
  • The ability to follow work instructions both written and oral to a high standard without direct supervision.
  • The ability to read and understand documents such as inspection sheets, Risk Assessments, COSHH sheets, etc.
  • The ability to complete all relevant / necessary forms relating to the Streetcare operations
  • The ability to identify and recognise health and safety issues before they may become a problem
  • Self-motivated and hardworking 

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test, in addition to an enhanced DBS check.

Interested? Please send your CV to hr@aragondirect.co.uk

Salary: £19,222


Passenger Transport Driver

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are recruiting a part time or full time Passenger Transport Driver to work as part of their team based in Peterborough.

The main purpose of this role is to maintain a safe environment for pupils accessing transport services. Where required, working with a passenger assistant to provide high quality school transport service throughout the designated area, providing the service user with a positive experience of our transport services and reflect the values of Aragon Direct Services.

Hours of work – Monday to Friday, Term Time Only. 07.15 – 09.15 and 14.30 – 16.30 (split shift) or Full Time.

This is a rewarding role working with a variety of students. Assisting our service users daily to help promote independence.

What does the role involve?

  • To collect and deliver allocated clients from designated pick up points, to their destination, ensuring at all times that they are safe and comfortable, and that when travelling all occupants of the vehicle are securely strapped in position using the full range of restrain systems provided.
  • Report any concerns over behavioural, physical, mental or other health needs of the clients to the school and/or line manager. Completing accident forms where required.
  • Deliver the clients to the safe custody of their designated drop off point.
  • Complete regular bus pass checks and report any issues.
  • To undertake daily vehicle checks before use and at the end of each day (brakes, oil, water, tyres, cleanliness and any vehicle damage).
  • To keep tidy, whilst in possession, the vehicle (inside and out) and to report when interior/exterior clean is required.
  • Responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner towards colleagues and other agencies.
  • Display a good attitude to our clients, school staff, visitors, public and colleagues.

Licencing Requirements

· Unrestricted D1/Full PSV Licence or PCC Private Hire Badge

Based in Peterborough, this is a part time, term time only, permanent opportunity. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an attractive benefits package including pension scheme, holidays and life assurance scheme.

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test, in addition to an enhanced DBS check.

Interested? Please send your CV to hr@aragondirect.co.uk


Part Time School Cleaner

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are recruiting Cleaners to work as part of their team based in Peterborough.

The main purpose of these roles is to maintain a clean and safe environment for schools.

Working hours are 10 hours per week

What do the roles involve?

· Emptying bins and removing waste to a designated area.

· Cleaning, washing, sweeping, mopping, dusting, polishing and vacuuming to a required standard.

· Cleaning toilets and washrooms to the required standard where allocated.

· Using powered equipment where necessary (vacuums, carpet cleaners, scrubbing machines) Training given on induction.

· Cleaning of work surfaces and furniture as directed.

What are we looking for?

· Previous cleaning experience.

· Able to work on own.

· Excellent customer service skills.

· Communicating effectively with the client and members of the public.

· You will take pride in the work you do and want to do a good job.

· A wiliness to learn new things and a flexible approach to work tasks.

· Due to the nature of the role you need to be hard working, reliable, punctual and trustworthy.

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test and DBS check.

Interested? Please send your CV to hr@aragondirect.co.uk

Salary: starting at £8.91 per hour