Grounds Maintenance Operative
Pertemps TM
Aylesbury, South East, UK
6d ago


Pertemps Recruitment on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council has an exciting opportunity for a Grounds Maintenance Operative to join the Street Scene team in Aylesbury (HP20 area).

Working alongside the Street Scene team, you will play an important role in the delivery of a safe and efficient grounds maintenance service and will be responsible for maintaining the Councils parks and open spaces through a variety of horticultural tasks such as, grass cutting, shrub bed work, hedge maintenance, ensuring sites are clean and tidy (free from litter) and gritting, snow clearance.

This role has a payrate of £10.92 per hour.

About the role

As a Grounds Maintenance Operative, you will be responsible for :

  • Using relevant machinery and equipment to complete the tasks. The role holder will also be involved in maintaining and preparing the Councils football / cricket pitches
  • Having good communication skills, combined with a pro-active and flexible approach to duties
  • Understanding the high level of health and safety risks involved in operational services and will role model good health and safety practices.
  • Employees will participate in and complete all training activities required for the role and will adhere to health and safety Regulations and the Council's safety rules at all times including the wearing of company issue uniform and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

  • Attending and participate positively in activities such as team meetings and performance review meetings as required
  • Working within the councils policy / procedural framework under close supervision. The Council has a set of defined principles, policies and procedures and the jobholder will The jobholder will have little scope to deviate from detailed work instructions
  • About you

    The successful candidate(s) should have :

  • The ability to carry out all duties safely
  • The will and ability to understand and carry out instructions from other team members and supervisors
  • An understanding and learn the Buckinghamshire Council's Service Standards
  • Adaptability to ensure a consistent service and high customer service standards
  • An understanding of the expectation to suggest improvements to working methods and spot opportunities for commercial or service development and actively pursue these
  • PA1 and PA6 (advantageous but is not essential as training will be provided)
  • Full UK Driving License preferred
  • Practical understand of ride on mowers, hedge trimmers and strimmer's
  • Minimum two years horticultural experience desirable
  • A view that ensures the work and role focus supports The Buckinghamshire Council's vision for the Aylesbury Vale and its commercial strategy, by delivering cost effective solutions, profitable products and services, with the customer at the heart
  • Commercially minded attitude in accordance with the council's behavioural framework and encourage colleagues to behave in this way, challenging inappropriate behaviour where applicable.
  • Compliance with the council's policies, procedures and Governance frameworks including those relating to Customer Care, Financial Management, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding, Information Security, Resilience, Health and Safety
  • The desire to meet the individual needs of customers and other staff and not to treat anyone less favourably on the grounds of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy / maternity, religion or belief marriage and civil partnership
  • The understanding that this role is very physically demanding and the jobholder will work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • About us and our Client

    As a flexible employee of Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Ltd, you will be joining a Company that holds the distinction of being one of the largest and most successful independent recruitment agencies in the country.

    Our pioneering spirit and ability to tap into the uniqueness of each individual's talents has enabled us to open doors for our employees, our clients and our applicants too.

    Our philosophies and rewards are built very much on mutual trust and respect within the style of a partnership in which we hope you will feel both fulfilled and valued as a person

    Buckinghamshire Council are a leading Authority with offices in Aylesbury, Amersham and High Wycombe, whose values represent exactly what they are - Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

    By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect :

  • A fair and inclusive culture
  • The chance to really make a difference to your local community and those around you
  • Health and well-being initiatives including Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • Ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career
  • Opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events
  • Apply online now so we can review your application!

    If you require further information on this role, use the below contact details. Please quote the following reference when getting in touch : 770100413

    Email : buckinghamshirecouncil

    Phone : 01296 489621

    We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

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