Job title: Grounds Maintenance Operative
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Landscaping (Soft & Hard)
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7SY, UK
Job published: 04-07-2024
Job ID: 38094

Job Description


Job Description / Specification


Grounds Maintenance Operative

Job Description / Specification:

Our Client offers a wide range of services, from the delivery of large multi-phase installations to smaller, more bespoke projects, most of which incorporate soft landscaping works and ongoing grounds maintenance following the completion of the main contract.

Key requirements and tasks:

· Soft landscaping skills of a high standard (planting, turfing etc).

· Experience with the use of machinery (hedge cutters, strimmer’s, rotary lawn mowers) etc.

· Candidates should reside within a reasonable travelling distance of our premises in Chelmsford, Essex.

· Sole working is required for many of our contracts; therefore, candidates should possess the confidence to work individually using their own initiative.

· Some out of hours working, including nights and weekends will be required.

· Completion of daily record paperwork, including highlighting any future requirements.

· Ensuring works vehicle is kept in good order and all equipment is present and operational.

· Ensuring all health and safety procedures are followed.

· Good people skills.

Experience required:

· A minimum of 10 years previous employment within the soft landscaping / grounds maintenance industry.

Qualifications required:

· Current driving license.

· CSCS card. - preferable but not essential.

· NQV level 4/5 or RHS Qualification or City and guilds in Horticulture.

· PA1/PA6 - preferable but not essential.

Attitude and skills:

· Hardworking & Reliable.

· Complete tasks with a high attention to detail.

· Able to plan works methodically, using own initiative.

Starting Salary:

· On site hours Mon - Fri, 8am - 4pm.

· 28 days holiday per year (including bank holidays).

· Overtime rates will apply for night & weekend working.

· Company uniform & all PPE supplied.

Reward and benefit:

This is a progressive role within a rapidly expanding division of our company. It will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to gain qualifications and skills that will increase their earning capacity and the potential to develop a successful career within the soft landscaping industry.