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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We currently have an opportunity for a Grounds Maintenance Operative to join the Grounds Team at our Clients Global Headquarters and Sports Ground facilities. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.

Role Responsibility

As a Grounds Maintenance Operative you will be responsible for:

·Undertaking grounds maintenance, horticultural and related tasks within the designated sites to the required specifications and quality standards

·The inspection of all goal posts and pitches

·Marking out all pitches within the site, to include cricket

·Planning the maintenance and renovation of the fields and pitches

·Undertaking all grass cutting at both Sites

·Painting and maintaining all goal posts

·Edge trimming

·Undertaking the watering of plants, beds and containers on the sites

·Ditching and mulching where necessary and when required

·The collection and the removal of any waste arising from activities

·The operation/driving (providing relevant driving licence is held for more than 12 months) and conducting relevant preventive maintenance checks of machinery, plant and vehicles provided for the undertaking of ground maintenance

·To implement the principles and the practices of the Health and Safety and Assurance at work and the customer care whilst at work including reporting to your line manager any hazards, unsafe procedures or systems

·To ensure appropriate company paper work is completed daily, weekly and monthly

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate for this role will have:

  • Driving licence
  • Knowledge and experience of maintaining sports and green keeping (cricket and football)
  • Knowledge and experience of marking out cricket and football pitches.

Package Description

2 x Fulltime Experienced Gardener/Driver wanted.

Location… Abingdon/Wantage

Trailer licence would be useful.

Candidate must have good knowledge of horticultural service and must be able to read maps/Plans.

Have experience in the use of Strimmers, Hedge cutter, Blowers, Ride-On Mowers.

PA1 + PA6 would be useful.

Rate of Pay dependent on experience to be discussed at interview stage

Holiday paid at pro rata

Applicants to apply to Kevin Harkness on 07702628360.

About the Company

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young persons and vulnerable adults. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland).

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors.

With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.


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