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Grounds Maintenance Operative (Parks – Site Based)

Cannock Chase Council
Cannock, Staffordshire
£18,328 – £18,933 per annum
Closing date
11 Mar 2021
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Grounds Maintenance Operative (Parks – Site Based)

Grade B: £18,328 – £18,933 per annum

Post No: CL343 – 37 Hours per week on average (Summer and Winter hours apply)

Following the restructure of the Parks and Open Spaces Division, we have a unique opportunity for Parks and Cemeteries professionals in a number of new roles at the Council. With an emerging new Parks and Open Spaces Strategy, Cannock Chase Council is committed to continue to maintain and enhance its highly valued Parks and Open Spaces. We are looking for some exceptional candidates who want to make a difference and strive in a challenging environment.

Benefits to you:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Leisure Centre Membership
  • 22 days holiday increasing to 25 after 5 years continuous service
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Free Car Parking

We are looking for a Grounds Maintenance Operative who can mange a wide range of maintenance activities in a Parks setting including horticultural tasks, play area inspection, football pitch maintenance and cleansing duties.

You should be self-motivated with the ability to act on your own initiative and as part of a team so you will need to have a flexible approach to your work. You will also have good interpersonal skills with a commitment to customer care and will be capable of achieving targets under pressure. You will be required to keep records of completed works and comply with all Health and safety regulations, including carrying out routine checks and maintenance of supplied equipment.

Experience in Horticulture, Grounds Maintenance or Turf Maintenance is essential, and you should be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers on a whole range of horticultural tasks.

Knowledge of using a wide range of machinery and hand tools in Environmental maintenance is essential. In addition, you will also have numeracy and literacy skills sufficient to record and report basic statistical information. A current full UK driving licence with category C is desirable.

How to Apply

Please click on the Apply button below to be taken to our website, where you will find further information on the role and how to apply.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tom Walsh, Parks and Open Spaces Manager on 01543 464482.

Alternatively please telephone 01543 462621 or write to HR Services, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG or e-mail  quoting post number CL343.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 6pm on Thursday 11th March 2021.


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