Commercial Grounds/Garden Maintenance

Location : Chelmsford
Salary : 29,400
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 46808

Our client is a leading facilities management company, providing various services nationwide. With their core values built around their beliefs, making a difference every day, empowering their teams, being resourceful and innovative and building positive relationships with a family spirit. They believe they offer a fantastic opportunity to join a growing and forward-thinking company.

What are we looking for?

- An experienced Landscaper/Garden & Ground Maintenance Operative, covering sites in Essex, you will be based from the Chelmford Depot. Ideally you will of previously maintained commerical grounds maitenance such as retail/shopping centres and communal areas for social housing and various.

- Someone who can work at least 48 hours per week in the summer and approx 40 in the winter. This is a 2352 hour contract.

- Full driving licence. 

What is in it for you?

£12.50 per hour for all hours worked.

- A company vehicle and fuel card.

- NOW Pension.

- Statutory Sick Pay.

- 20 days holiday plus bank holidays.

- Additional 1 days holiday for your birthday week.

- Cycle to Work scheme.

- Enhanced paternity leave.

- Employee of the Month Awards.

- Yammer monthly lottery.

- Regular ad hoc monetary recognition.

- Paid DBS or SIA Vetting application.

- Access to free online training.

What will we expect in return?

- As a landscaper, you will conduct general ground maintenance duties across all sites managed, in line with the weekly rota as dictated by management.

- This is a full-time role covering all gardening duties, including mowing, edging, hedge trimming & weeding. As such, you must be flexible when it comes to working arrangements and sites covered.

- There will also be an element of basic handyman duties, including sign hanging, camera cleaning & basic reporting and as such we are looking for someone with a can do attitude, with you wanting to go above and beyond to exceed client expectations.

What do we need from you?

- Previous proven Landscaping & Grounds Maintenance experience.

- Full driving licence with 6 points or less

- Experience of using a range of garden tools & equipment.

- An excellent knowledge of H&S.

- Hold a Pa1 & Pa6 certification (preferred)

- Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions.

- Good verbal communication skills.

- A great eye for detail, with high personal standards.

- Flexibility, reliability and the ability to deliver within the timescales given.

- A friendly and courteous approach.

- Punctuality and a desire to succeed.

- An ability to work autonomously, whilst ensuring your line manager is kept updated on progress.


Please quote 46808 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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Once again, I would like to extend my thanks to you for being so efficient and focused on my behalf. You have impressed me and have been extremely professional about matching me well with potential opportunities. Should I require staff in my new role... I will be sure to use you.

Simon (Contracts Manager)

I would like to give a big thank you to everyone in the team at Fresh Horticultural Careers for their help throughout my employment with them. Their support was great and helped me enjoy my time whilst working for them.

Ross (Horticulture)