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Date Added: Fri 16/09/2022

Landscaping Operative (Permanent)

Wolverhampton, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £20,998 per annum

Salary : £20,998 per annum + Van + Fuel + £500 Benefits Per Year + Up to 10% Annual Bonus

Location : Wolverhampton (WV10), Bilston & Dudley

If you can put your landscaping and grounds maintenance experience to use and help them provide and maintain safe, secure and thriving communities that people are proud to call home - you belong at our client.

As a landscaping operative, you’ll carry out the grounds maintenance of their green spaces and help with the clearance of their empty homes and gardens. You’ll maintain the upkeep of all landscaped areas, ensuring pathways and hard standings are maintained and clear of debris. You’ll operate landscaping machinery, ride-on mowers, strimmers, and blowers.

You’ll be the eyes and ears within the community you serve, responsible for reporting neighbourhood and community issues to your colleagues. PPE must be used for each activity, and you should follow health and safety regulations throughout all your work, never compromising the customer, colleagues or yourself. All your tools and equipment must be kept in good working order and regularly serviced, including the use and maintenance of the company vehicle.

You must be comfortable working on your own and as part of a team. You are expected to provide a high-quality service to residents, including consultation and liaison work with customers and colleagues. It’s a physically demanding job. You’ll be working outside all year round, working in inclement weather conditions, and exposure to cold/heat and noise. You must keep accurate records of your work, sharing best practice and ways of working to improve the service, learning from experience when things don’t go to plan.

You’ll build strong relationships here, make new friends, and have a genuinely positive impact on the lives of thousands of people.

This is a permanent role and will require travel to and from Wolverhampton, Bilston and Dudley, so you must live in a suitable location to cover this area of work. Due to the nature of the role, a DBS check will be completed for the successful applicants.

To be a landscaping operative with them, you will:

  • Be experienced in landscaping and grounds maintenance
  • Ideally, hold an NPTC qualification in brush cutter, pedestrian mower, ride on mower, hedge cutter and PA1 and PA6 in spraying pesticides (although training is available where required)
  • Have a good understanding of health and safety, COSHH requirements
  • Have basic IT knowledge and comfortable using mobile devices (training to be provided)
  • Be punctual, have excellent customer service skills, and a positive attitude
  • Be comfortable working on your own and as part of a team
  • Have a full, clean driving licence.
  • Build effective relationships based on trust and respect, have excellent customer service skills, and be a great ambassador for them.

Your previous experience may be in roles such as a gardener, landscaper, grounds maintenance operative, grounds person, fencing and landscaping operative, fencer and/or hard landscaper.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 20 September 2022.

They reserve the right to close this advert early, depending on the volume of applications. They, therefore, encourage an early application.

If this sounds like you, you’ll feel right at home here. They give both customers and colleagues the opportunity to realise their potential. In their team you’ll do incredible work and be rewarded for doing so. Not just in the smiling faces of the thriving communities that you help build, but in the trust, support, training, success and friendship you’ll find in their team.

If you can be bold, be honest, be you and be brilliant… you belong at them. Apply now.

In addition to a competitive salary, they will offer you a fantastic benefits package. This includes; 27 days holiday (plus statutory bank holidays); a choice of defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes; trust-based flexible working, and a £500 personal allowance to spend on your choice of things like private medical cover, dental treatment and gym membership.

They are committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding employees and customers, as a result they will carry out pre-employment checks. The nature of these checks will vary according to the role applied for, and may include details of current/previous employment, unspent criminal convictions, education and proof of relevant qualifications. They will also be asking for references for everyone who is offered employment with themwhich must cover the last two years. In addition to this, all employees will be asked for evidence of their right to live and work in the UK.

They do not require recruitment agency support at this time - all speculative CV’s will be treated as a direct application.

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