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Job Summary

 

Betts Estates are looking to recruit full-time Estates Groundsmen. You must be enthusiastic, hardworking, self-motivated and have ability to work under own initiative and as part of a small team, in our fast-growing business.  These positions are based in Martley, Worcester and will cover sites in the Midlands. Ideally candidates should have proven practical experience in land management.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

 

  • Amenity grass and verge cutting, strimming, grassland topping and parkland maintenance using pedestrian and ride-on mowers, strimmers, chainsaws and other manual/power tools across Betts-owned public open space and nature reserves.
  • Parkland tree planting and maintenance.
  • Maintenance fencing and gates around the sites.
  • Management of waterways on sites.
  • Maintenance of machinery.
  • Wildflower meadow and grass seeding.
  • Tree, shrub and hedge planting and management.
  • Litter removal & bin emptying.
  • Visual checks and basic maintenance of play equipment.
  • Clearing up of fallen trees and limbs across the sites.
  • Weed control on hard-standing areas, yards, tracks and paths using knapsack and vehicle mounted sprayers.
  • Spot weeding in green areas.

 

Qualifications and Skills

 

  • Ideally candidates should have some or all of the following:
  • Experience with ground maintenance machinery, particularly ride-on mowers and brushcutters along with relevant qualifications.
  • Full driving licence, trailer licence beneficial.
  • NPTC PA1, PA2 & PA6.
  • Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting.
  • Experience with tractor driving beneficial.
  • First Aid Certificate.

 

Benefits

 

Salary will be dependent on experience and ability.  Additional benefits include a commitment to ongoing professional development, the auto-enrolment pension scheme, a small welfare scheme and 25 days annual leave (exclusive of public holidays).

 

To apply for this position, please send in your CV and covering letter to: jeanetteknights@bettsecology.co.uk

 

 

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