Grounds Maintenance

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
10.00 GBP Annual
06 Feb 2019
04 Mar 2019
Contract Type

SECURITY CONSCIOUS Experienced Grounds Maintenance Operative required

Grounds Maintenance

Experienced Grounds Maintenance Operative required

HM Prison Long Lartin, Evesham, On-Going contract
Based on 39hours per week- Monday- Friday
GBP9.29 (plus holiday pay) per hour

Overview Of The Position

HM Prison Long Lartin is a Category A men's prison, located in the village of South Littleton in the District of Wychavon in Worcestershire, England. It is operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service. The prison is operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service. This is a Long-term Temporary Contract based on an average of 39 hours per week, working Monday - Friday. The Grounds Maintenance/ Gardener role is in a unique working environment with a strong sense of team working.

Purpose of the Grounds Maintenance/ Gardener Role

As part of the Works/ Maintenance Department you will be responsible for the gardening maintenance requirements throughout the prison: Grass Cutting, weeding, spraying, litter picking, pruning, hedge cutting etc... You will also be required to assist in the safety and security of the establishment where your duties will include escorting visitors, building contractors, gate duties within the prison and outside areas.
You will ensure the safety and security of the visitors, staff and prisoners within a Prison establishment, while persons from outside of NOMS are on site. You will also ensure that no unauthorised persons or items enter the establishment.

Grounds Maintenance/ Gardener Duties

  • Grass cutting & Strimming & mowing Radio handling
  • Weed spraying Patrolling perimeter and grounds
  • Weeding & potting Escorting contractors & vehicles
  • General gardening maintenance Health & Safety Proceedures
  • Pruning & Hedgecutting Tool checks
  • Landscaping Supervision of visitors
  • All aspects of planting & bedding Supervising small selected prisoner work parties
  • Litter Picking Routine administrative work


The nature of the role requires candidates to be security conscious and able to challenge potential compromises and risks, you will also need to be reliable and consistent, level headed and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Successful applicants will be assessed based on the following competencies: Acting with integrity, respecting others, Building relationships and team working, communicating effectively, developing self and others.

Security Clearance Required

All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can take up to 3 weeks, this will also include a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
You must hold a Valid Passport or Birth Certificate & Photo Driving Licence in your current address.
All applicants must be able to provide details of 2 satisfactory references, at least one from an ex-employer

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