Grounds Maintenance Operative

  • Job Reference: 00002313-1
  • Date Posted: 30 May 2024
  • Recruiter: New Forest District Council
  • Location: Totton, Hampshire
  • Salary: £22,757 to £25,241
  • Sector: Agricultural & Landscaping
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Grounds Maintenance Operative (P01752) - 2 posts available

Salary: £22,757 - £25,241 per annum
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time
Region: South
Job category/type: Open Spaces

Do you enjoy working outside? 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our Grounds Maintenance Team working across the district. This outgoing team provides a varied grounds maintenance service for the council throughout the year which includes grass cutting, shrub bed maintenance, hedge cutting, formal planting maintenance, soft landscaping, cemetery maintenance, burials and other associated horticultural and arboriculture operations. 

Do you enjoy working in a wide range of locations? 

You will be working in a wide range of locations from woodland, SSSI’s, clifftops to formal gardens. Must be highly motivated to meet targets/schedules and complete work to a high standard. 

Do you have Grounds Maintenance experience? 

You must have at least 1, ideally 2+ years’ experience in a Grounds Maintenance role as well as a valid driver’s license (with trailer entitlement a benefit), holding PA1, PA6 herbicide and preferably with NVQ Level 1 or equivalent certification/tickets/licences.  

Please note that this post is subject to a pre-employment health check and DBS check.  

What’s in it for you:  

  • £22,757 - £25,241 per annum 
  • 23 days leave plus an additional 5 days for 5 years continuous service  
  • Local government pension scheme  
  • Employee Assistance Programme (free 24 hour legal, financial and personal advice for employees)  
  • Wide range of employee discounts at high street retailers, including supermarkets, stores, and restaurants  
  • Cycle to Work scheme which could save you around 40percent on cycles and accessories 

About us 

With our head office based in Lyndhurst in the heart of the stunning New Forest National Park, the Council is an excellent place to work and thrive.  We work together to provide a wide range of highly valued services to our community.  We are working on some exciting and pioneering initiatives and projects, including tackling climate change, supporting the Solent Freeport (to unlock significant investment, create thousands of new jobs and level up our important coastal communities), promoting regeneration of our Town Centres and an exciting fresh approach to modern and innovate working through our Transformation Programme 

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If you are interested in this position and meet the criteria, we would be happy to hear from you. CV’s will not be accepted without a completed application via our jobs portal, or a paper copy sent if preferred. 

If you would like to find out more about this role please call Kevin Frenchum on Tel: 023 8028 5831 or Wayne Dawkins on Tel: 023 8028 5374. 

For any application enquiries, to request a paper application, or assistance please contact the HR Admin team on 023 8028 5504. 

Closing Date: 22nd June 2024 
Anticipated Interview date: 26th June 2024