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Grounds Maintenance Operative • Senior – Permanent

Based in Scarborough

SCSG- GW-002

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We are looking for a self-motivated and hardworking individual with practical abilities reporting to the Operations Director. Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships with customers and colleagues;

Good time management skills; Able to work well as part of any team but also able to take responsibility and work alone using his own initiative; Punctual, reliable and trustworthy with CSCS card.

This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a Groundswork company, which can offer opportunities for career progression.

Role Responsibility

  • Undertaking grounds maintenance, related tasks within strategic sites to the required specifications and quality standards
  • Undertaking all grass cutting
  • Edge trimming
  • General pruning
  • Conducting relevant preventive maintenance checks of machinery provided for the undertaking of ground maintenance
  • To implement the principles and the practices of the Health and Safety and Assurance at work and the customer care whilst at work including reporting any hazards, unsafe procedures or systems to the Operations Director
  • To ensure appropriate company paper work is completed daily, weekly and monthly
  • Knowledge and experience of maintaining grass, shrubs etc.

Work to include:

  • Cutting of grass with a rotary mower or ride on mower on large strategic sites new plant maintenance and tidying area
  • Strimming of grassed areas.
  • Weed spraying with appropriate chemical on large strategic sites
  • Cutting of hedges and pruning when required, taking care and attention.
  • Cleaning of all tools and equipment after use.
  • Various other grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Responsible for Yard tidiness


ATV/RTV Certification would be advantaged

Trailer Certification Certificate required

Chainsaw certificate from recognised training provider NPTC,

First Aid Certification

Spraying certificates PA1 and PA6

Garden machinery knowledge to include fault diagnosis and ability to carry out minor repairs


You will be working in a team of three/four, occasionally as part of a larger team of more than four. To ensure our internal and external customers receive a courteous service. Undertake any additional, ad-hoc tasks as deemed necessary by the Operations Director. Take responsibility for your own personal safety and that of your colleagues and others around you, ensuring compliance with Health & Safety Policy and Procedures at all times.

Any other Gardening or associated duties as may be reasonably requested by the Operations Director. This will entail working longer hours during the summer and fewer hours during the winter period.

Other tasks:

To promote equal opportunities and diversity in service delivery.

To respect the need for confidentiality when processing personal/customer data.



Essential Previous experience in a similar role Minimum of 3 GCSE pass or equivalent   A college qualification or background of gardening and horticulture.

We need a hard working individual with a willingness to learn new skills. Self motivated and enjoy working as part of a supportive team. Good listener. Work on own initiative. The ability to deal effectively & non-prejudicially with a range of customers, as well as to communicate clearly with colleagues at all levels.


A valid UK driving licence is essential

None smoker

Will need to pass DBS checks

Between £22,000 and £25,000 Per Annum
Salary Gross per annum
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Closing Date:
31st March 2020
SCS Groundcare Ltd
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