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Grounds Maintenance Operative
  • Employer: Adur & Worthing Councils
  • Reference: CD/21/172313
  • Published: Thu 11/11/2021, 16:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting from £20,092 to £21,748 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Adur area, Worthing area, Worthing Town Hall, West Sussex, Surrey

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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Grounds Maintenance Operative


Salary: Starting from £20,092 to £21,748 per annum

Grade: Grade 3 

Hours: 37 hours per week 

Place of work: Mobile across Adur and Worthing

Closing date: 28th November 2021, 23:55pm

Interviews: 7th December 2021

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a Grounds Maintenance Operative to become a part of our busy award winning Grounds Maintenance team within our Environmental Services Department. We are seeking a team-orientated, diligent and skilled person to join the team engaged on a variety of horticultural maintenance activities in parks, open spaces including formal planted areas and other leisure sites across Adur and Worthing.

It is essential that you hold a Current Driving Licence as you will be required to drive vehicles as part of the role. You will also be responsible for operating a variety of Grounds Maintenance equipment and hand held power tools and will usually work as part of a Mobile Grounds Maintenance team maintaining sites primarily in and around Worthing Town Centre but also across Adur and Worthing but you will also be required to work on your own on occasions.

The successful applicant will be expected to be skilled and experienced in the use of various powered machinery and have industry related experience and will be expected to work outdoors throughout the year. You will have a positive approach to working and take pride in the work that we do. You will be able to demonstrate high standards of behaviour and professionalism in dealing with the public.

Does this sound like you?  For an informal discussion about this post, contact Steve McKenna, Assistant Parks and Open Spaces Manager 

Staff are our most important asset and we therefore have a benefit package which reflects our continuing commitment to our employees.  This includes:

  • Generous leave entitlement; a minimum of 25 days + Bank Holiday entitlement
  • Local Government Pension
  • Training & development
  • Occupational Health
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Flexible working options

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. Staff work in a supportive and safe environment, recognising their responsibility to value and respect each other’s contributions. Standards of conduct must be of the highest level to ensure that no-one is harassed, bullied or victimised. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, staff engagement forums and are keen to hear from applicants from a variety of different backgrounds.