Grounds Operative

DS278 - Grounds Operative

Location: Worthing

Salary: £18245


First Military Recruitment are currently searching for an experienced Reactive Maintenance Manager on behalf of our client.

The succsesfull candidate will be working within a Property Services Team.

You will be key in supporting the delivery of our cyclical redecoration programme to customers’ home and communal areas.

Our client strongly welcomes candidates with an Ex-Military background, however all applicants will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To undertake all duties within the Grounds Team in accordance with the grounds work schedule and ensure all areas are left clean and tidy after work is completed. 
  • Have a sound working knowledge of Health and safety regulations, including safe working practices and use of appropriate protective clothes and safety gear (PPE).
  • Undertake grass cutting, shrub and border maintenance, hedge cutting, leaf clearance, litter picking, gritting and other horticultural maintenance as directed. 
  • Carry out landscaping, or other environmental improvement works, such as ground preparation, turfing, seeding, shrub and tree planting. 
  • To be able to identify and have a good knowledge of plants, including trees, their annual care, cultivation and pruning and to ensure that the correct actions are taken throughout the year
  • Be competent in the use of horticultural machinery and access equipment. 
  • To ensure that plant, machinery and equipment used is operated correctly. 
  • Maintain and take responsibility for grounds equipment, which includes daily checks, maintenance of equipment and defect reporting.

    To keep up to date records as required. 
  • Use IT to record data, submit e-forms, view schedules and access other information. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Horticultural qualifications essential ie NVQ, NPTC, LANTRA. 
  • PA1/6 certification in handling and dealing with chemicals is desirable 
  • Must be self-motivated and have a positive attitude towards ensuring work is completed to agreed time schedules, performance and quality standard
  • Must be able to perform physically demanding activities to carry out all aspects of the job, includes operating machinery, digging over borders, lifting or shifting materials, able to climb ladders, trim hedges, trees etc.

    and other heavy manual labour as required 
  • Full driving licence is essential preferably with a B+E trailer licence  
  • A good working knowledge of Health and Safety. 
  • Able to demonstrate a hard working attitude, with the ability to prioritise workload and effectively work to meet deadlines. 
  • Commitment to high level of customer care is essential.

    Some previous experience or training is desirable 
  • The ability to drive and operate a range of plant and machinery 
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the maintenance of grass, hedges, trees, shrubs and flower borders within a contract environment is essential.

    ï‚· Experience of using the full range of grounds maintenance equipment including ride on mowers, pedestrian rotary mowers, strimmer’s and hedge trimmers is essential

DS278 - Grounds Operative

Location: Worthing

Salary: £18245

  • Start: asap
  • Rate: £18,245.00 - 18,245.01 per year
  • Location: Worthing, West Sussex, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Recruiter: First Military Recruitment
  • Contact: Dan Stubbins
  • Tel: 01285 654566
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: DS278
  • Posted: 2018-06-14 15:48:10 -

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