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Grounds Maintenance Operative - Parsons Landscapes Ltd, Taunton - Full Time Permanent Position


This demanding but hugely rewarding job role provides the opportunity to work on an extensive range of prestigious private estates and world-renowned historical sites. 


Due to our close alliance with both English Heritage and The National Trust there is scope for a varied workload across the Southwest, which ensures job diversity.  You will be involved in grounds maintenance of our flagship site for English Heritage: Stonehenge (stones and Visitor Centre).  This responsibility permits the opportunity to apply and expand your skills, whilst working on the most reputable prehistoric monument in Europe.


Job Specification:  


We are looking for an enthusiastic, versatile and hardworking individual to join our Taunton-based firm.  If you are conscientious, love the outdoor life, and want to work in some of the most beautiful parts of the Southwest, then this is the job for you.  The successful applicant will engage in our 5-day working week, where variable hours reflect differing seasonal demands.


Staff & Workplace Benefits: 


With a full supply of company-endorsed personal protective equipment, workplace-funded safety courses, including: First Aid, Manual Handling, and CSCS cards, we just need you to bring your initiative and commitment to our high professional standards. Staff benefits include: free on-site parking, flexible working arrangements, paid tea breaks, access to shower and washroom facilities, designated staff lockers and drying room. 


Further enhancements incorporate access to Aviva pension scheme, sick pay, and 20 days' annual leave plus 8 days' paid Statutory Holiday.


Essential Characteristics:


  •  3 years' minimum experience in grounds maintenance
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Trailer licence
  • A proven all-round horticultural knowledge
  • Ability to use initiative and improvise in an ever-changing outdoor working environment
  • Communication skills to enable effective team working aimed at satisfying the requirements of demanding clients
  • Time management skills to facilitate efficient working to meet deadlines
  • Must be capable of doing physically strenuous labour for long hours, occasionally in extreme heat or cold


Desirable Characteristics:


  •  PA1 and PA6 (training will be provided if not currently held)
  • Basic mechanical knowledge
  • Local to area/living within reasonable proximity to our yard owing to travel requirements during work hours


Please send application/CV to: info@parsons-landscapes.co.uk 


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