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Grounds Operations Manager

Grove House
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Starting salary £32,910 rising to £35,745
Closing date
28 Jun 2021

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Dunstable Town Council is a public sector organisation helping to make Dunstable a better place

Are you passionate about parks and green spaces and providing high quality grounds maintenance services? Do you enjoy working to improve local environments and maintain award winning places for local residents and visitors?

If the answer is yes, then you may be just the person we are looking for to manage the day-to-day operations of the Council’s grounds maintenance service and help make Dunstable a better place.

Your Rewards

  • Competitive salary
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Flexible working  

In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you have the chance to make Dunstable a better place to live, work and visit.   

Your Role

Dunstable Town Council manages 12 parks and recreation grounds, a large cemetery, 6 allotment sites, play areas including an adventure play area and a splash park, a skate park and BMX track, floral displays and a public realm Ranger Service. The Council currently holds three Green Flag Awards including a Green Heritage site. Dunstable regularly participates in Anglia in Bloom and has been selected as a Britain in Bloom Finalist.

As the Council’s Grounds Operations Manager, you will oversee the day-to-day routine maintenance of these spaces and services and work closely with others to help shape and improve these green spaces.

About You

We are looking for someone with sound grounds maintenance knowledge, a background in green space management, a passion for delivering effective and efficient high quality horticultural services, a creative approach to problem solving and experience of managing a large direct services workforce.   

You will be a good communicator with strong organisational skills and the ability to plan work effectively within the resources available. You must have a flexible ‘can do’ approach to work and be willing to work some evenings and weekends.  You must also be able to demonstrate that you are in touch with up to the minute grounds maintenance techniques, operational safety and best practice.  

How to Apply

If you think this is you, we would welcome your application.

If you would like an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact John Crawley, Head of Grounds and Environmental Services on 01582 891413 or email

To apply for this position you will be required to complete an application form via our website or please telephone 01582 513000.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS – midnight on Monday 28 June 2021.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 8 July 2021

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