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Grounds Operative - Birmingham

Job title: Grounds Operative - Birmingham
Contract type: Contract
Location: Birmingham
Industry: Facilities Management Trades & Labour
Salary: £9.10 per hour
Reference: JO-2103-241994
Contact name: Sue Gaffney
Contact email:

Job description

We are recruiting for several soft grounds maintenance operatives or Landscaper to work on a large prestigious commercial facility in the Birmingham area B40 postcode area. Pay rate £9.10ph on a PAYE basis.  Main duties will be completing all the grounds and landscaping maintenance. The role is full time – 40 hours per week Mon-Fri. Asap start possible temp – perm role for the right candidate. The work will involve the maintenance of the surrounding green-space and general horticultural upkeep. Ideal position for landscapers, commercial gardeners, soft landscapers and mower operatives.

Main duties:
  • Cut grass using ride-on mowers, pedestrian mowers and strimmer’s.
  • Hedge cutting, weeding, pruning, shrub bed maintenance and other seasonal activities including, gritting
  • Be responsible for the general tidiness of the site.
  • To ensure the work is carried out safely to specification and to the customer’s satisfaction.
  • To take responsibility for the upkeep of the ground’s maintenance of the estate
  • Obey all health and safety rules to take care of yourself and others who may be affected by your work activities.
  • Responsible for ensuring the standards of work are consistent and compliant with those in the specification and that a quality service is provided in the most cost-effective way.
  • All record keeping being kept up to date to meet time schedules and other criteria - paperwork to be filed in orderly manner.
  • Liaise with colleagues and manager/supervisor regarding any defective/unsafe equipment/hazards or issues affecting personnel or the operation.
 To succeed in this role, you will need the following:
  • A good awareness of Health and Safety regulations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of grounds maintenance with knowledge of horticulture preferred.
  • Self-motivation with the ability to use own initiative.
  • A full UK driving licence.
  • A PA1 and PA6 spraying certificate - essential.
  • A chainsaw license would be advantageous.
  • Tractor driving experience would be advantageous.
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