This job has expired

Grounds Maintenance Operative

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£23,500 - £24,702 per annum
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

View more

Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Grounds and Estate Maintenance team, based at Taylors Lane, Oldbury provides a broad range of horticultural services to locations across the Borough of Sandwell.
Tasks include grass cutting, weed management, bed and shrub maintenance, as well as sports field preparation and maintenance.
We are seeking to recruit up to 4 Fixed Term/Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Operatives to work alongside our permanent teams to assist with, mainly, grass cutting/mowing tasks from March to October 2024. You may be based anywhere within the Sandwell area.
You must:
•    Have a full UK driving licence with a minimum of 12 months driving experience (you must have the ability to drive a 3.5 tonne, manual, pickup style vehicle – the ability to tow a trailer would be also be an advantage, but not a requirement);
•    Have experience of using commercial mowing machinery, including pedestrian and ride-on machines.

You will receive basic training on
•    ride-on/pedestrian mowing machinery
•    horticultural equipment including strimmer/hedge trimmer/leaf blowers
•    health and safety

You will be required to drive a manual 3.5 tonne vehicle and successful candidates will be required to pass a Driving Assessment (if they haven’t already done so) and MUST currently hold the category of licence required to operate these vehicles.

You will also be required to pass an assessment to demonstrate that you are competent in the use of mowing and horticultural equipment.

You will be required to wear safety footwear and uniform (PPE), which will also be provided to successful candidates.

Interested? If you meet our requirements, we want to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Paul Cresswell on 07813055650 or Email

Supporting documents
Information for Applicants
Job Description
Personnel Specification

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert