Works Manager

Simon Dobie

simonSimon manages all the ground and street cleaning staff. He is also responsible for the maintenance and inspection of all our play areas, open spaces and the Cemetary. In addition he is responsible for maintaining all the Councils building.

Responsibilities and Staff Structure

  • Supervision of Grounds Staff
  • Work Scheduling
  • Weekly recorded play area inspections
  • Oversee Burials
  • Management Plans for Open Spaces
  • Monthly reports to GP Committtee
  • RoSPA
  • Health and Safety Inspections
  • Risk Assesments of grounds staff activities
  • Health and Safety Working Party
  • Review of Health and Safety Policy
  • Play Area Working Party
  • Workshop Provision Working Party
  • Grounds Staff Holiday / Sickness records
  • Performance appraisals
  • Training needs appraisals
  • Certification of time sheets
  • Oversee erection of festive lighting


Head Groundsman

  • Leave Cover for Works Manager


Outside Groundstaff / Town Orderlys

  • Grass Cutting
  • Hedge Cutting
  • Agency agreement with NDDC grass cutting
  • Pruning
  • Maintenance of planted areas
  • Daily Play Area inspections/litter clearance
  • Play equipment maintenance
  • Summer planting/ watering
  • Burials
  • Street cleaning/ litter clearance
  • Cleaning of public conveniences
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