Lead Operative - Grounds

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Stevenage Direct Services
£25,878 to £28,371 pa pro rata for hours worked
Full Time

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Job Title: Lead Operative - Grounds
Post Number: 000769
Working Hours: 37
Salary Range: £25,878 to £28,371 pa pro rata for hours worked
Contract: Permanent
Location: Stevenage

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individual to join our Stevenage Direct Services team, undertaking varied and skilled tasks to complete grounds maintenance works within the town of Stevenage.

Experience in the industry is desirable with an ability to build strong team relations, using initiative to problem solve and a keen eye for detail to ensure a high standard or work is completed.

Tasks undertaken include:

• Grass Cutting – residential areas, parks, highway verges and council owned flat blocks
• Shrub/Hedge Maintenance - residential areas, parks and council owned flat blocks
• Sports Pitch Management – football pitches, bowls greens and athletics facility
• Landscaping – Improvement schemes, seasonal bedding maintenance and design/planting
• Tractor Operation using side-arm flail, gang mowers and other implements
• Mechanical Sweeping – maintaining cycle tracks, garage compounds and retail areas
• Tree Works – maintaining the town’s 32,000 trees and woodland areas

Our benefits
We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
• Pension Scheme: We offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
• Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements.
• Part time and Job share: all our full time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.
• A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
• 25 days holiday rising to 31 days (depending on Local Government service)
• An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
• Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
• Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.
• Employee Discounts: via monthly paid membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC)
• Discounted Health and Fitness membership
• Trade Unions: For a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union.

Application Details

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Darron Nicolson – darron.nicholson@stevenage.gov.uk

To apply online, please visit https://jobs.stevenage.gov.uk/StevenageBorough/Home

Closing date for receipt of applications: 11th June 2023
Interviews will be held week commencing: TBC

Please note that if we receive a large volume of applications for this role, we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the published closing date

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All. For further information please click https://www.stevenage.gov.uk/about-the-council/jobs-and-careers/equal-opportunities