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PERMANENT: 37 hours per week
SALARY: £19,312 to £19,698

We currently have vacancies within our Street Scene & Open Spaces operational teams based at Hitchcocks Business Park, Willand and covering the whole of the Mid Devon area.

You will be required to carry out a range of Grounds Maintenance duties, as part of a team, across the district of Mid Devon, as well as carrying out works in our two cemeteries.

The ideal candidate will be a team player, physically fit, conscientious and caring. A flexible approach to work is essential as you will be required to assist with all tasks relating to Grounds Maintenance and cemetery services.

Examples of the work you will be required to carry out, include:

  • Grass cutting
  • Attending to flower beds
  • Hedge cutting
  • Digging, bedding and planting
  • Hoeing and general weed control
  • Watering
  • Sweeping, litter and leaf collection 
  • Cemetery work (including some hand grave digging)
  • Assist with tree and arboriculture work
  • Miscellaneous work in emergency situations

The hours of work will be 37 hours per week (hours for the post are annualised and are longer days in the summer months, generally between 7.30am and 4.30pm to deal with the growing season and 8.00am and 3.30pm in the winter months. A driving licence is essential for; driving to site, mowers and tractors. A trailer towing entitlement would be advantageous.

There will be an open day taken place at Carlu Close Depot, Hitchcock’s Business Park, Uffculme, Devon, EX15 3FG on 14 June 2021.

To find out more

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Simon Bruford, Operations Manager on 01884 234243.

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.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to 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: 18 June 2021 at 1:00pm

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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