Gardener – Estate Services Operative

Gardener – Estate Services Operative

Job Description

Gardener – Estate Services Operative



Basis: Full Time

Work Pattern: 37 Hours per week, Monday – Friday

Type: Permanent

Our client is looking for a gardener to join our busy grounds maintenance team to maintain their estates in Birmingham.

You will be responsible for working as part of a team to deliver this service using various equipment including ride-on and all other mowers, hedge cutters, strimmer’s, blowers etc. You will be working to a plan on each estate which will enable you to deliver a high standard of service across all areas.

In housing you can make a real difference, the role of Estate Services Operative will involve:

  • Grass cutting and collection
  • Removal and disposal of green waste
  • Hedge and bush reduction and shaping
  • Strimming
  • Weed management
  • Shrub maintenance, pruning and planting
  • Litter picking
  • Maintenance of hard standing areas

As a Estate Services Operative we need you to have:

  • General knowledge of grounds maintenance
  • Experience of grass cutting and collection, Grass cutting and collection, Hedge and bush reduction and shaping, Strimming, Weed management, Shrub maintenance, pruning and planting, Litter picking, Maintenance of hard standing areas
  • Experience of using appropriate equipment including the operation of petrol machinery and ride on mowers
  • Be able to undertake physical activities including lifting of heavy items and working to a high standard
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Able to maintain work records and reporting
  • Experience of dealing with customers and commitment to delivering a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Basic Health and Safety knowledge in a gardening including the use of chemicals and equipment
  • Be able to work to and meet varying deadlines
  • Current driving licence

We would be really excited if you have:

  • PA1 & PA6 spraying licence
  • Banksman training
  • Licence to drive a trailer

Our people are everything and we offer:

  • Vehicle provided for work use
  • ‘Live work better’ scheme which actively encourages work-life balance
  • Annual leave starts at 25 days per year, increasing with length of service
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Company Pension – theymatch up to 10%
  • If part of the pension scheme you are entitled to Life cover (three times your annual salary)
  • Organisational Sick Pay (benefit increases with length of service)
  • EAP – a 24/7 service which gives free, confidential advice and support on a range of issues including telephone counselling
  • Medicash scheme -which includes GP Access, digital Physiotherapy app, retail vouchers and discounts, discounted gym memberships and more!
  • Organisational Sick Pay (benefit increases with length of service)
  • Recognition through our Employee Excellence Awards
  • Representation opportunities on our Staff Consultative Forum
  • Access to Citizen’s Wellbeing platform
  • Employee Excellence Awards (winners receive extra days annual leave that year)
  • Occupational Health
  • They believe everyone has something to give and encourage everyone to be the best they can be to reach their full potential with extensive learning and development opportunities and Study Leave

This post is subject to a Basic DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service).

Closing date: 8th February 2024

Interview date: 12th February 2024

Please note we will be reviewing applications throughout the campaign and may invite candidates to interview at any time. We reserve the right to close this role earlier than the published closing date should a suitable candidate be identified.


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