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Grounds Assistant

Grounds Assistant

Posted 12 July by Center Parcs
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Grounds Assistant

Location: Elveden Forest Village - Suffolk

Hours of Work: Part-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £7.95 - £8.25 per hour dependent on qualification

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


Imagine stepping away from the desk and having 400 acres of beautiful forest as your office? The Grounds Services team is responsible for managing and maintaining the forest landscape at each of our Villages, including wildlife and biodiversity surveys. Our expert teams are extremely passionate about the natural environment at Center Parcs, which our guests love to see.


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets


You will maintain the Village’s grounds in accordance with the department’s Forest Management Plan, Standards of Performance and Health and Safety documents, in direct liaison with Senior Forest Rangers and the Grounds Services Manager.

Responsibilities will include ensuring that the grounds are clean and tidy; assisting the Forestry Team with the management of mature woodland areas; assisting the interior plants person in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise; mowing and strimming established grassed areas; maintaining ornamental landscaping and assisting Estate Rangers in the maintenance of Village waterways.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, hardworking, with the ability to work alone and as part of a team. You should have be naturally cheerful and have the ability to communicate with people. Previous experience working in horticulture would be desirable.

Please note that you must also be prepared to work outdoors during periods of adverse weather conditions and attend for additional duties during these times.


You will be contracted to work 64 hours per 4 week period on a flexible basis. This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

Flexibility is required but your hours of work will predominantly be Monday and Friday 7am - 3pm to include some public / bank holidays on a rota basis.


Essential requirements:

  • Full UK driving Licence

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience in horticulture trade
  • Tractor Driving Certificate
  • Chainsaw Certificate
  • Spraying Certificate

Closing date: 24 July 2018 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 23 July 2018

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

Reference: 35611180

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