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Grounds Maintenance operative - job post

Onward Homes
2.8 out of 5
£24,550 a year - Permanent, Full-time
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  • £24,550 a year

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time



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  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Paid volunteer time

Full job description

Grounds Maintenance operative

Full Time Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Hours Per Week
Contract Type
Job Type
Environmental Services
Closing Date
Ref No

What you can expect from us

  • We offer a competitive salary of £24,550 per annum.
  • 37 hour per week
  • 32 days annual leave plus bank holidays a total of 40 days paid holiday per annum which is equivalent to 8 weeks.
  • Salary Finance - access both short and long terms loans, plus provides access to a savings facility.
  • Opportunity to further increase annual leave with service or though the holiday purchase scheme.
  • Immediate entry to our Pension scheme (matched contributions up to 10%)
  • A great flexible working environment, with a range of family friendly policies.
  • Simply Health cash plan with financial benefits and the option to extend to your family. Cover includes dental, optical, physiotherapy, 24HR private GP access and much more.
  • Paid leave for absence including sickness, maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
  • Access of up to £150 annually through the ‘Learning for life’ scheme.
  • Access to a wide range of discounts and cash back offers, ranging from retail and automotive to holidays and cycle to work scheme.
  • Develop your career with support and access to training and qualifications.
  • 2 paid half days volunteering per year.

About the role

We are looking for Grounds Maintenance Operatives on a permanent basis to join our Onward Environmental team. This role is based in Merseyside area and successful candidates will work in local teams and are not required to report to a depot each day but attend when require for team meetings and replenishment of supplies.

The purpose of the role is to work as part of a mobile team to deliver a wide range of landscape maintenance and improvement works, resulting in a consistently high-quality environment, which improves our schemes and estates to create positive spaces for customers.

  • Carrying out grass cutting, shrub pruning, weed control and the removal of litter
  • Training will be given to successful applicants in all aspects of the job description.
  • You will be required to ensure that all works, and safety procedures are followed, and record keeping is accurate and to undertake routine maintenance checks of plant, equipment, and machinery.

To learn more about the role please view our day in the life video:

What we require

  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Previous experience in a similar ground’s maintenance, environmental services, or estates cleaning role.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Proactive approach to following procedure

Advantageous experience.

  • Ride on movers, hedge cutter, leaf blowers
  • PA1 and PA6 qualifications in pesticides
  • NVQ Level 2 in horticulture
  • NPTC CS30,31 Chainsaw
  • 360 rotating excavator Trailers –B+E

About Onward

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the Northwest, with 35,000 properties across the region.

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 500 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.

We embrace diversity and strive for diverse teams to create an inclusive culture which enables Onward to thrive and be representative of the communities that we serve. We want to ensure that everybody has an opportunity to be part of our recruitment processes and will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you with our recruitment process via the email address below.

If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.



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