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DATE ADDED: Sat 09/11/2019

Grounds Maintenance Operative

Bristol, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £18795 - £19171/annum Pension, Uniform, Training

We are seeking a Grounds Maintenance Operative located in Thornbury, Gloucestershire.

Job purpose
You will have responsibility for the maintenance of a number of sites including Playing Fields, Cemetery's, Skate Parks and five play areas and open spaces.

This role involves keeping facilities free from litter and changing rooms and toilets clean, as well as assisting with general grounds maintenance works such as grass mowing, watering, weeding and working in the cemetery. The post holder will need to be able to adhere to all current and future Health and Safety requirements that are required to safely carry out the role. The work is carried out on a cyclical basis and is physically demanding and carried out in all weathers conditions.

This is a full time role, normally 37 hours a week. Regular hours will be confirmed with the post holder on appointment. It will be expected that the post holder will work on a rota to cover litter picking and safety checks at our outdoor sites including weekends and bank holidays. The post holder will also be expected to be available to work additional hours at large scale events held at our sites and to provide additional capacity at other busy times.

This post has a starting salary of £9.77 per hour and includes entitlement to join the local government pension scheme. Full training will be provided and the role will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory probationary period of 3 months after which a staff uniform will be provided.

A driver's licence is essential for this role as the post holder will be required to drive vehicles and equipment whilst working at various locations within the town. The ability to work on your own initiative and without supervision is also essential. As this role may involve contact with children and other vulnerable adults, the post holder will be subject to DBS checks.

Personal Specification
The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience necessary to meet the requirements of the role:


Friendly, approachable and professional at all times while representing the business
Ability to work as part of a small team and to perform designated tasks safely, accurately and efficiently.
Experience of using a range of grounds maintenance tools and equipment and the ability to adhere to all current and future Health and Safety requirements that are required to safely carry out the role and operate equipment.
Ability to work independently using your own initiative and deal with matters as they arise
Ability to demonstrate pride in your work and in keeping community facilities to a high standard.
Availability to work regular weekends and bank holidays as part of a rota.
Good level of physical fitness.
Full UK drivers licence.

A generally 'practical' nature with the ability to turn your hand to a number of maintenance related tasks.
A flexible 'can do' attitude and a willingness to tackle any task.
Previous experience in cleaning, property and/or grounds maintenance.
Health and safety, property and grounds maintenance or play area inspection qualifications

Please forward your CV to (url removed) or call (phone number removed)

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment
Role: Grounds Maintenance Operative
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, Bristol (County),

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