Grounds Operative

First Personnel
29 Sep 2017
27 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Responsibility for the quality and responsiveness of the Contract, delivering a full range of grounds maintenance services, ensuring the service is continuously improved, and the specification is met and exceeded.


  • Horticultural grounds maintenance tasks at the contracted sites.
  • Driving company vehicles and transporting plant, machinery and equipment.
  • General maintenance of grounds e.g. Grass cutting, clearing of debris, leaves, litter, hedge and shrub trimming.
  • Chemical and hand-weed control.
  • Ensuring that all visited locations are left in a clean and tidy state.
  • Maintenance of records relating to tasks performed, timesheets, materials, vehicles and equipment.
  • Reporting any damage or vandalism to company vehicles or property to the Contract Manager/Team Manager.
  • Maintenance of vehicles and machinery and reporting vehicles defects.
  • Use of appropriate tools and equipment including the operation of powered hand tools, minor plant and machinery.


  • Good communication skills.
  • Resilience under pressure.
  • Ability to work to laid down schedules.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative.
  • Excellent customer liaison skills together with a commitment to customer service.
  • Enthusiasm, drive, ambition and commitment.
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and safety procedures.
  • PA1/PA6 qualifications are desirable.
  • A full driving licence with B+E and to be able to tow a trailer is preferred but not essential.
  • Knowledge of the use of chemicals (COSHH) and Health and Safety legislation is desirable.
  • Obligation to adhere to safe working practices and ensure due consideration is given to the safety of the residents and the public.

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