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Betts Ecology and Estates

Estates Grounds Staff

Salary: £19,000.00 /year

Job Summary

Betts Estates are looking to recruit full-time Estates Grounds staff. You must be enthusiastic, hardworking, self-motivated and be able to work under your own initiative and as part of our team. These positions are based in Martley, Worcester and will mainly cover sites in the Midlands. Candidates should have proven practical experience in land management, ideally with evidence to show understanding and practical application of today’s nature conservation and biodiversity protection/net gain policies.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Grassland (of all types) and other habitat management using pedestrian and ride-on mowers, strimmers, chainsaws and other manual/power tools across our open space and nature reserves.
  • Tree, shrub & hedge planting, care, management and maintenance.
  • Making safe fallen trees and branches.
  • Meadow and conservation grassland seeding/establishment.
  • Management of aquatic (lentic and lotic) habitats.
  • Fencing maintenance.
  • Maintenance of machinery.
  • Litter removal & bin emptying.
  • Visual checks and basic maintenance of play equipment.
  • Mechanical weed control (we avoid chemical spray and pesticide use).


Qualifications and Skills

Ideally candidates should have some or all of the following:

  • Lowland habitat management experience.
  • Experience with ground maintenance machinery, particularly ride-on mowers and brush-cutters with evidence of relevant qualifications.
  • Full, clean driving licence and trailer licence.
  • Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting.
  • Experience with tractor driving.
  • An awareness of climate change and pollution as they affect land-use.
  • Good/emerging botanical identification skills
  • A natural enthusiasm for nature conservation.
  • First Aid Certificate.


To see Betts’ site management policies, please visit our website.

Benefits

Salary will be up to approximately £19,000pa dependent on experience and ability. Additional benefits include a commitment to ongoing professional development, the auto-enrolment pension scheme, a personal welfare scheme and 25 days annual leave (exclusive of public holidays).

Please apply via email by sending a cover letter and your CV to bettsteam@bettsecology.com. Thank you.

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