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Non Working Site Supervisor Black Hat

Job Category:  Construction
Contract Partner Company:  Jobs Service
Employing Company:  Sedgemoor Tree Services

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Job Vacancy for Non-Working Site Supervisor (Black Hat) - Grounds/Countryside Maintenance


Sedgemoor Tree Services are a small friendly family ran arboriculture and countryside management business based on the doorstep of the Quantock Hills and Somerset levels. Established in 2005, the business offer a range of domestic and commercial habitat maintenance services, with the prime objective of preserving, planting and protecting the natural habitat in which we live.


One of our main projects includes habitat restoration and maintenance of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station main site and external areas. It is for this project that we are looking to recruit a non-working Site Supervisor (Black Hat), to join our existing grounds maintenance team to help us successfully restore areas of the site back to its a former beauty.


The grounds maintenance team are responsible for the delivery of a variety of important, interesting and rewarding habitat maintenance works which includes but aren’t limited to:


  • Chemical & fertiliser application,
  • Hedge works and ground based pruning,
  • Vegetation clearance, grass cutting & litter picking,
  • Tree planting, translocation and maintenance,
  • Irrigation and potted tree maintenance,
  • Pond and water course maintenance.


As the non-working Site Supervisor (Black Hat) you will be responsible for overseeing the scheduling and delivery of the maintenance project by organising works across multiple sites, allocating appropriate resources and equipment across multiple work areas, whilst ensuring quality standards are met and health & safety compliance adhered too.


This will involve you:

  • Co-ordinating and managing all tasks set to ensure the safe and successful delivery of the habitat maintenance project at HPC.
  • Managing staff to improve safety and reduce accidents/incidents, protecting workforce from injury and company from prosecution.
  • Maximising team productivity to make the most of resources and being able to show value to the client.
  • Implementing efficiencies and innovations in operations to provide cost savings to the client where applicable.
  • Promoting a consistent and well-planned approach to works and providing a swift resolution of any identified problems.
  • Managing changes to the plan to ensure that costs are minimised and risk to the client is reduced.
  • Supervising third party contractor work to ensure compliance with healthy and safety, standards, and good value without risk to quality.
  • Managing interfaces with other departments, building relationships and resolving issues quickly.
  • Ensuring Safe Systems of Works are in place and adhered to while tasks are undertaken.


Specific Daily Accountabilities and Key Tasks, involve but aren’t limited to:


  1. Set To Work
  • Issue works folder with job sheets for task(s) - to include, permits, maps, drawings, RAMS, briefing sheet(s), and procedures. Making sure all job sheets are correct for task i.e. spraying or standard.
  • Deliver daily safety messages, prominent events or messages from previous day.
  • Brief on the days task(s) explain any variations or changes, the order, 3rd party issues.
  • Check team have any special items of kit, keys or documents, ready, pick up, ordered, hired etc.


  1. Pre-Task Brief – (Each new task)
  • Explain on site new task(s) to team and brief with the RAMS the procedures and process involved with it.
  • Run through Method Statement in detail to highlight the approved method and what equipment has been approved.
  • Demonstrate technical tasks if required.
  • Fill out RAMS sign off sheet and explain the reasoning for signing it.


  1. POWRA Sign off
  • Inspect the work to ensure that direct supervision is being carried out and that the works are being undertaken in a manner compliant with the RAMS (Presence on site on rotation basis).
  • Inspects work for quality and standards of workmanship and redeploy teams where necessary.
  • Review and sign of POWRA checking for completeness and effectiveness of controls and the team have done as they have said.
  • Review paperwork to ensure everything is complete whilst onsite and rectify any missing information.


  1. Job sheets
  • Review all completed job sheets for quality and accuracy of information and complete if incomplete.
  • Record details of any materials or chemicals used and check application rate is circled/marked.


  1. End of day
  • Ensure all paperwork is collated and processed accordingly.
  • Checks / permits / access / 3rd parties for following day.
  • Review and amend the plan for the following day – communicating to staff.
  • Report any non-emergency accidents, incidents or near misses.
  • Quality control teams previous day’s work and report as appropriate.


On a weekly basis the role will also involve:


  • Regular liaison with partner organisations, building relationships and achieving prompt and effective resolutions of issues.
  • Distributing POWRAs and completed works certificates (CWC’s) to SIA Site Agents or Project Managers.
  • Reviewing upcoming program, checking paperwork is prepared and permits / passes etc received to facilitate works.
  • Carry Out SELMA inspections at least one a week.
  • Compile statistics for monthly report, hours, briefings etc.
  • Gather information for weekly/fortnightly operations meeting.



The successful candidate will have:


  • Not just an ambition to work at HPC but a genuine desire to play a pivotal role in the habitat restoration of the site.
  • A SMSTS qualification.
  • Site management and co-ordination experience.
  • A passion for and experience in grounds maintenance and landscaping.
  • A proven track record in promoting a culture of awareness to improve safety and reduce accident and incidents.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • A proven track record of being able to work autonomously, to plan, organise and prioritise work by themselves.
  • A full driving license, ideally B & E.
  • CSCS / green or blue card.


In return we offer:


  • An opportunity to make a positive contribution to the habitat maintenance on HPC main site and external areas.
  • A full time / permanent contract.
  • A competitive salary of £40,000 - £43,000 per year, depending on skills and experience plus bonuses.
  • 28 days annual leave with an extra day for each year worked in the company.
  • Full PPE and uniform.
  • Private Health Assured Program.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • An opportunity to work across multiple sites throughout the area.
  • Lots of opportunities for personal and career development.


Previous applicants need not apply.


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.