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Grounds Maintenance Operative - job post

Science (UK) Ltd
2.3 out of 5
£25,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time

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  • £25,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday



Full job description

We are looking to recruit an experienced Groundsman/Grounds Maintenance Operative for a private family estate on the edge of Exmoor National Park and close to the award winning beaches of Woolacombe and Saunton. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about working outdoors and maintaining a high standard across gardens, grounds and woodland. We see this role being predominantly grounds maintenance in the growing season, swapping over to assisting with winter duties such as tree management in the colder months.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Grass cutting across the estate, mowing, strimming.
  • Hedge cutting, thinning and pruning
  • Ground based chain sawing, tree thinning, felling, chipping
  • Waterway management
  • Building and repairing fences, walkways and other outdoor structures
  • Maintenance, replacement and building of pathways and steps
  • Weed treatment

The ideal candidate:

  • Ride on/push mower, strimmer & brushcutter tickets
  • Qualifications to operate a chainsaw (CS31 essential but CS32 preferred) and manually fed wood chipper
  • PA6 weed treatment
  • Ability to operate a mini digger/telehandler would be advantageous
  • Previous experience working with ponies and sheep would be advantageous.
  • Confident operation of hand tools and power tools
  • Good mechanical knowledge of equipment to make on site repairs if needed.
  • Physically fit with excellent stamina as the position is demanding at times
  • Be hard working, versatile and self motivated
  • Ability to work independently and use their own initiative but also understand the importance of teamwork
  • Be willing to work outside in all weathers
  • Have good communication skills
  • Must have own transport and clean driving license
  • First aid certification (First Aid +F preferred)

Other info:

  • Full time position
  • Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Salary £25k
  • Employee benefits

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £25,000.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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