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Grounds Person

Posted on: March 29, 2024

Location: Gillingham

Salary: £24,294 per annum

Category: Grounds & Garden Maintenance

Job Type: Full TimePermanent

We are searching for a Grounds Person in Gillingham, Dorset. This is a permanent, full time position.

What you will do.

As a Grounds Person you will conduct general grounds maintenance of open spaces, play areas, and landscaped areas. This will include grass cutting, watering, weeding, hedge cutting, clearing leaves, debris and litter, installation, and hard landscape work. You will also conduct inspections of equipment where required.

  • Build and maintain outdoor structures such as fences, benches, and pathways.
  • Perform general groundskeeping duties including mowing, edging, and weeding.
  • Dig and prepare soil for planting and gardening.
  • Assist with landscape maintenance tasks such as pruning and trimming.
  • Operate and maintain power and hand tools.

Skills and experience.

We are looking for someone with a horticultural qualification or willing to take a qualification, or relevant experience. You should be able to use your initiative and produce good results with a minimum amount of supervision. You will need a full driving licence to be able to drive a company vehicle.

  • Experience in grounds maintenance or a related field preferred
  • Knowledge of landscaping techniques and practices
  • Ability to operate hand tools and power tools safely and effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow instructions
  • Physical stamina to perform manual labour in various weather conditions
  • Excellent time management skills to prioritise tasks effectively

What you will receive.

In return there is 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 2 extra days at Christmas.

  • Generous pension scheme.
  • PPE provided.

Are you the right person for this job? Simply click the Apply Online button. Anna is recruiting for this role, and she’d love to hear from you. To find out more about looking for work with Octopus, head to our Looking For Work? page.

Octopus Personnel focuses on equality and believes in the value of our diverse characteristics that make each one of us unique. We are committed to inclusive recruitment policies, where everyone is welcome to register.

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Contact details for this job

Agent Name: Anna Wiklinska

Telephone: 01747 825568

Email: enquiries@octopuspersonnel.co.uk

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