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Grounds and Greenkeeper

Job title: Grounds and Greenkeeper
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Chester, Cheshire, England
Industry: Trades & Labour
Salary: £22000 per annum
Reference: JO-2107-244295-1
Contact name: Sam Mordant
Contact email:

Job description

We are recruiting for an experienced Grounds-person / Greenkeeper to provide maintenance and upkeep services to a large landscaped estate in the Chester area. You will be working for a world wide, renowned facilities company who provides this service and all associated FM to the site.
The job will largely entail: soft ground-working, green and lawn maintenance, basic horticultural upkeep, exterior maintenance, basic landscaping.
General handyperson and interior fabric maintenance will also be required. It is a permanent role and is paying circa £22,000 depending on experience.

Duties and responsibilities:
The groundsman / greenkeeper will be required to:
  • Ensure that Planned Preventative Ground and Horticultural Maintenance is carried out in line with task schedules and industry best practices.
  • Identify any issues and defects found to Line Manager.
  • Attend site and carry out reactive repairs to landscape aspects
  • Operate ride-on mowers, push mowers, strimmers, and associated kit
  • To clear litter, leaves and debris from around the site, and clean up spillages as required. 
  • Emptying of general waste, recycling and cigarette bins, sweeping
  • To ensure that gullies, drains etc. are kept free from debris
  • Use appropriate chemical pesticide equipment etc.
  • To dispose of waste materials in a safe, hygienic manner ensuring that it is available for collection as required. 
  • Painting – as required 
  • First line maintenance of fixtures and fittings, examples: tightening  screws on window hinges, maintenance on door handles, minor repairs as a temporary measure after break-ins, vandalism etc. 
  • To maintain appropriate records for QHSE logbooks.
  • To assist and host where necessary, personnel visiting the site such as contractors
Grounds-person / Greenkeeper Candidate requirements:
Previous experience of any of the following:
  • Lawn and Greenkeeping
  • Horticultural works
  • Soft Grounds duties
  • Exterior handyperson
  • Commercial landscaping
  • Ride-on mower operatives
Experience using gardening tools such hedge cutters, strimmer, mower (including ride-on mowers)
Reliable and punctual
Good working attitude
Ideally some experience and training in pesticides etc i.e. PA1 & PA6 - but not essential
Experience on non-horticultural works such as handyperson / fabric maintenance etc.

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Please note if you have not had a response within 5 days, then please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

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