Position title
Grounds Maintenance Operative

Location: Covering multiple grounds sites across a broad area as required.

Responsible to: Head of grounds and landscaping.

Provides services to: Clients.

Salary: £10.00 - £12.50 per hour, dependent on time keeping and performance.

Hours: Your regular hours are from 0700 to 1530 Monday to Friday with a daily half-hour unpaid break, totalling 40 hours per week.  Your hours of work per week will vary depending on season, the demands of the customers and thus the demands on the Grounds team.  Some clients request this service outside their normal working hours, with occasional work at weekends.

DBS: Please note that a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure check will be carried out in order for you to obtain clearance to attend our client sites.


Aims of the post:

  • Ensuring work is carried out to the highest standard and in accordance with maintenance plans and site specifications.
  • Client liaison while on site carrying out ground’s services.
  • Compliance with company health & safety and environmental procedures and current legislation.
  • Complete conversance with company procedures and organisation.
  • Report back any issues to the Head of grounds.

Key result areas:

  • Ensuring maintenance and ad-hoc client work requests are responded to promptly and followed up as necessary.
  • Ensuring our company is always presented in a positive manner.
  • Compliance with all existing systems, procedures and work practices.
  • Establishment of excellent interpersonal relationships with clients, suppliers, sub-contractors, employees and other outside agencies.


  • The role of Grounds operative is extremely important as you are crucial in ensuring the department achieves exceptional standards for our company.
  • It is important that clients, suppliers, sub-contractors, staff and other outside agencies are treated in a warm, friendly, courteous and professional manner.
  • It is essential that all work is carried out to the highest standard and that all staff are trained and supervised while on site.

Duties will include:

  • Ensuring health & safety and environmental procedures are followed and risk assessments are completed while on site.
  • Ensuring all tools are safe to use and are looked after by team crew members.
  • Reporting any misuse of equipment and vehicles to the head of grounds
  • Ensuring our company is always presented in a positive manner.
  • Be aware of and proactive in following the Company Environmental Policy, report any noted non-conformances in respect of instructed Environmental procedures to Environmental Focal Point.
  • Keeping the department work area clean, tidy and well organised.
  • Understanding the organisation, services, standard procedures and policies.
  • Participating in training and attending meetings with Head of grounds, Team Leaders and other Grounds Operatives.
  • Informing the head of grounds of any personal or health issues regarding the team that are causing concern and any change of personal information such as home address, telephone number etc.

Quality aspects:

  • To follow standard operating procedures to maintain quality (BS EN ISO 9001: 2008), health and safety (OHSAS 18001: 2007) and environmental (ISO 14001: 2015) management compliance.
  • To demonstrate strong values in regard to customer service, courtesy to all clients, suppliers, sub-contractors, work colleagues and other agency professionals.

Personal development:

  • To participate in the staff appraisal programme, identifying personal strengths and weaknesses and personal development needs.

Other duties:

  • Grass cutting
  • Hedge cutting
  • Strimming
  • Litter picking
  • Emptying of bins
  • Weeding
  • Removing waste ie fly tips
  • Tree works
  • Other duties that may be required as requested by the Head of Grounds and Landscaping.

For further information, please contact our Wantage Branch on 01235 242240.


Michael - 07377836558

Russell - 07523916539

Date posted
January 31, 2022
Property Services
Job Location
Hertfordshire, England
Employment Type
Full-time, Temporary
Base Salary
£10.00-£12.50 Per hour

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