Grounds Maintenance Operative

A client of mine in Weymouth is looking to recruit a Grounds Maintenance Operative on an initial 7-week contract.

The position as a Grounds Maintenance Operative will be to maintain grounds of the properties as to good horticultural practice, meeting the programme of works and with due regard to Health and Safety and customer satisfaction.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Carry out the full range of horticultural and maintenance tasks required within the contract including, but not exclusively:

    • Soil preparation, planning and maintenance

    • Herbaceous borders, shrub and flower borders, and pond maintenance

    • Hedge and grass cutting

    • Pruning and tree planting

    • Sweeping, clearing of litter, leaves and fly tipping

    • Application of pesticides

    • Watering

    • Assist in soft/hard landscape work

  • Assist the Estates caretaking team when necessary, including but not exclusively:

    • Cleaning of graffiti

    • Removing household waste from empty properties

    • Removing bulk rubbish items

  • Ensure that equipment and vehicles used are thoroughly checked prior to use, any faults or defects are reported with immediate effect and that maintenance logs are accurately and promptly maintained.

  • Participate in planning, monitoring and reviewing team objectives

  • Maintain routine administration records as required

Your experience and qualifications will include:

  • Strimming Certificate (Essential)

  • PA1 & PA6 Spraying Certificates (Desirable)

  • Trailor Licence C1+E (Desirable)

  • At least a year in amenity horticulture, or similar experience

  • Plant and soil maintenance understanding

  • Basic Health and Safety

  • Use of horticultural equipment

  • Current driving licence

  • Able to carry and operate some reasonably heavy handheld machinery and operate ride on mowers

  • Flexible approach to working hours

  • Uses initiative with the limits of own duties

To apply for this position please email an updated version of your CV to or press apply.

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