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Senior Grounds Operative

37 hours per week
£23,194 – £25,409 (£12.02 per hour – £13.17 per hour)

CLOSING DATE: 21 August 2023

Salisbury City Council own and maintain parks and green spaces within the parish of Salisbury. We are proud of the service which we provide and the high standard of grounds maintenance which we deliver.
Do you have experience in grounds maintenance? If so, this exciting and rewarding position could be for you!

This role will involve managing a group of 5 Operatives and working closely with the team to carry out grounds maintenance tasks within the Salisbury parish.

A Senior Grounds Operative will carry out some grounds operative tasks but also manage a group of around 5 Grounds Operatives.

​Grounds Operative will do a variety of tasks, including:
​• Mowing
​​• Strimming
​• Gardening
​• Hedge trimming
​• Sports pitch marking
​• Planting

We are looking for someone who:
• Enjoys working outdoors
• Is excellent at getting results through other people and managing a team
• Has a full driving licence

In return we can offer you:
• A great place to work, our last staff survey (December) told us that 97% enjoy working for the Council and have sufficient variety to keep their job interesting
• Generous annual leave entitlement, starting at 30 days plus Bank Holidays.
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Paid sick leave
• Excellent training and development opportunities
• Cycle to work scheme
NPTC/Lantra training in Chainsaw, Pole saw and Woodchipper.

If you would like to have a chat about the role please call Graham Sellwood on 07733002346

​We welcome applications from people who are underrepresented in this team including women, people of colour and LGBT identities.

We reserve the right to close the job, earlier than the closing date advertised, if we have had sufficient applications, so would suggest an early application

On your CV can you include your experience with the following criteria this will determine if we can offer an interview:

Experience in working in grounds maintenance, gardening or landscaping
Ability to operate machines and equipment
An understanding of health and safety
Ability to carry out manual work
Any managerial experience
A full driving licence

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