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New Forest District Council

Grounds Maintenance Operative

Grounds Maintenance Operative (P01752)

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:

  • £20,832 - £26,215 per annum
  • 23-24 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 40% on cycles and accessories

About us

What we can offer in return is a great place to work and a friendly team to work with. At NFDC we believe all our employees make a valuable contribution to the work of the council and that’s why we encourage a trusting and open culture where each employee is supported and respected equally where ideas are actively sought and self-development promoted.

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: 4th June 2023

Interview date: w/c 12th June 2023

Apply here

Closing Date: 04/06/2023  Location: New Forest

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