Senior Grounds Maintenance Senior Operative

Places for People
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you tired of working seasonally? Or are you looking for more job security? Here at Places for People Landscapes we are looking to recruit a permanent Senior Grounds Maintenance Operative to work all year round.

What your role will be

You will be working within a team of Grounds Maintenance Operatives and Senior Grounds Maintenance Operatives carrying out a high quality service. As well as maintaining lawns we will need you to keep our neighbourhoods in bloom by planting trees, shrubs and flowers. You will maintain footpaths, walkways, car parks and other hard standing area’s as well as clearing snow from pedestrian areas and, and carrying out repairs including fences and planters will also need to be carried out.

We will require you to apply herbicides, fungicides and insecticides on plants or soil. You will also carry out lawn inspections and apply fertilizers, pesticides as required. As we work within the general public we need you to ensure everything is carried out within Health & Safety guidelines and the Group’s Health & Safety Policy is adhered to.

These roles have risen due to Places for People Landscapes winning a brand new contract, this is a permanent contract that will create lots of new opportunities for existing and new staff members. 

Please Note: This is an outdoors role, so you need to be prepared to work outside all year round, in the glorious British weather (that includes snow, shine or rain).

Your background

Have you worked within a landscape maintenance team previously? If yes then we want to hear from you.  Although it is not essential holding a PA1 and PA6 spraying license would be valuable. For this role, you will need a full valid driving licence with a trailer licence.

The Landscape Team carries out maintenance within our communities so this role will see you working closely with our customers, therefore we will need you to be an excellent communicator. This is a busy time for us so we need you to have strong organisation skills to manage you workload.

What we offer you

We recognise that people want to develop their own skills, at Places for People Landscapes, we are committed to ‘growing our own’ this means we develop current staff members, up-skilling and assisting with all the necessary steps to move up the Landscapes career ladder. As well as career development we can offer the security of being part of a large organisation with guaranteed work.

We also reward our employees with numerous benefits and perks relating to your health and wellbeing here are some of the benefits that we offer:
  • Interest Free Loans
  • Free Places gym membership
  • Kitchen deals (save up to 70%)
  • Discounts on Electrical Appliances, and Boilers
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Eye Care vouchers
  • Discounts on High Street Vouchers
  • Car Leasing deals (taken in salary sacrifice)

About us

Places for People Landscapes provides specialist grounds maintenance services, internal cleaning, health and safety auditing and tree maintenance service to clients across the UK. With over 30 years’ experience and a successful track record of partnership working, Places for People Landscapes has the experience and skill to deliver services to the highest standard. As part of the Places for People Group, one of the UK’s largest landlords, we understand the challenges of managing estates and neighbourhoods, ensuring the safety of customers and creating and maintaining usable green spaces.

What’s next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on .

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

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