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Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Operative

Posted 6 February by Commercial Services Ended

Landscape Services provide grounds maintenance services on a wide range of different contracts across Kent.

We are looking to recruit an operative to work for our Aylesford Depot with potential positions available in other areas. Day to day duties include the hands on delivery of grounds services including grass cutting, shrub maintenance, summer sports markings and related operational activities. You will ensure fulfilment of our contractual obligations to maintain effective customer care and service delivery. Completion of work records, returns and forms maybe required.

Your Role

The post holder will undertake grounds maintenance works and related tasks on a large number of sites over a defined geographical area. This will involve a range of operations including grass cutting, border works, hedge cutting, sport marking and related works. The post holder will be required to be self motivated, health and safety conscious and motivated to achieve the highest standards

This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Disclosure check.

You Will Ideally Have:

 Full driving licence

 Grounds maintenance knowledge in a similar role

 Horticulture related knowledge and operational procedure awareness

 Demonstrable machinery maintenance knowledge and skill

 Demonstrable health and safety knowledge

 Demonstrable mowing and related experience

You will have the ability to operate machinery and able to work as part of a team or on own initiative as well as good communication skills and the ability to write forms and records when required.

Your benefits:

Our package includes Monday - Friday working pattern

25 days annual leave plus concessionary day (increasing to 27 days after 4 years service

Free on site parking

Staff benefits including 4% employer company pension contribution, discounted gym membership, childcare voucher scheme and staff discount and many more.

A Bit about us:

Commercial Services is one of the largest trading organisations of its kind in the UK. With its Schools Supplies Division set up nearly 70 years ago by Kent County Council, it has grown organically to become one of the leading suppliers of products and services to other publicly funded organisations.
Since creating a private limited company corporate structure, wholly-owned by the local authority, Commercial Services is aligned to seizing opportunities for further growth beyond its established customer base and diverse markets.

Commercial Services Kent/Trading Ltd is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

Required skills

  • Horticulture
  • grass cutting
  • hedge cutting
  • DBS required
  • border works
  • sport marking

Reference: 34410572

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