Grounds Maintenance Operative (Gardening)

  • Post Date: April 1, 2021
  • Apply Before: April 1, 2024
  • Offered Salary Hourly Rate
  • Hourly Rate £8-£10 per hour
  • Experience Desirable
Job Description

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Grounds Maintenance Operative (Gardening)

Location: Based from their Hyde depot and required to travel to sites across the Tameside area.
Rate: Starting at £9.30 per hour
Shifts: Working Monday to Friday, 7.30 am – 4.00 pm (early finish Friday)
Duration: Temporary, long term

About the Role:

To maintain grounds/gardens and undertake work in parks, greenhouses, playing fields, public open spaces and landscaped areas, and deliver an excellent service for local communities, working with experts in a wide range of Horticultural and Grounds Maintenance Services throughout public sectors.


  • You will be working as part of a team.
  • Working in all weathers, rain, snow, heat.
  • You will be carrying out a wide range of grounds maintenance tasks including but not limited to:
  • Grass/hedge cutting, weeding, litter picking/emptying bins, removing graffiti, removing fly tipping, mechanical street cleansing, removal of syringes/animal carcasses.
  • Cleansing of play areas and other similar facilities – public toilets, park pavilions, etc.,
  • Chemical spraying and weed spraying, etc.,
  • Completing all job requirements ensuring a high level of quality and productivity.
  • Using powered mechanical equipment.
  • Using a range of light tools and machinery such as: hand mowers, strimmers, blowers, hedge cutters, etc.


  • Must have full UK license with trailer entitlement – DVLA check will be required.
  • Driving experience essential.
  • Qualification in Horticulture NVQ, City & Guilds or equivalent – Desirable.
  • Working in a Grounds maintenance environment (minimum of 1 year) – Desirable.
  • Certificates in Pesticides PA1 and PA6.

Physical Demands:

  • Actively working, standing and/or walking throughout the day – must be fit and healthy.
  • Lifting, moving and pulling heavy equipment.
  • Working in all weathers.

How to Apply for this position with Staff Recruitment:

  1. Submit your up-to-date CV online – “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  2. Once a member of our Team has reviewed your application if you meet the criteria we are looking for you will be contacted to discuss the role in further detail.
  3. After your telephone vetting you will be asked to complete our online application forms and supply the necessary ID.