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PERMANENT: 37 Hours per week
SALARY: £23,500 to £23,893
LOCATION: Willand

Do you enjoy working outdoors, whilst playing a vital role for the community? We have an opportunity for a Full Time Grounds Maintenance Operative to join the team at Hitchcocks Business Park, Willand our established depot.

At Mid Devon District Council, Willand our benefits include:

  • Competitive hourly rate of pay
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • A flexible benefits scheme including access to a discount shopping (online and high street) and events
  • Discounted leisure memberships
  • Free uniform and DBS check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Monday to Friday (with annualised hours for longer days in summer and shorter days in winter)
  • Free parking at site

As a Grounds Maintenance Operative your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Grass cutting (mowing and strimming)
  • Attending to flower beds
  • Hedge cutting
  • Hoeing and general weed control
  • Litter and leaf collection 
  • Cemetery work (including some hand grave digging)
  • Assist with tree and arboriculture work
  • Miscellaneous work in emergency situations

At Mid Devon District Council, Willand we value: Pride, People, Performance and Partnerships

About you:

  • Able to work well as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to work and positive attitude towards delivering services to the community
  • A driving licence is essential for driving to site, mowers and tractors
  • Trailer towing entitlement will be advantageous
  • Knowledge of horticultural work; grass cutting, strimming and machinery used

To find out more information about Mid Devon District Council and our Street Scene Services please visit: Residents - MIDDEVON.GOV.UK

To find out more

For any questions or for an informal conversation regarding the position of Grounds Maintenance Operative at Hitchcocks Business Park, Cullompton please contact Luke Howard Environment and Enforcement Manager– 01884 255 255.

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - SS23 - Grounds Maintenance Operative

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor skilled worker visas at this time. For more information on pre-employment checks, please review the documents found here.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Opportunities@middevon.gov.uk. Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE: 24 May 2024 at 1:00pm
POST NUMBER: SS23
VACANCY NUMBER:  2024060

MDDC reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.  We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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