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Grounds Maintenance Operative (Skilled)

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Eastfield House
Closing date:
02 November 2021 at midnight
Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking local authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.

We are seeking two individuals with grounds maintenance experience to assist in the seasonal delivery of our service. We welcome enthusiasm to learn and are looking for someone who wants to make an impact on how our parks, play areas and public open spaces are maintained for the residents of Huntingdonshire.

Main duties and responsibilities:
To undertake, either individually, or as a member of a team, a range of horticulturally based maintenance activities including the cutting or strimming of grass, hedge cutting, pruning shrubs and herbaceous bed maintenance.

To use a range of specialist hand tools and mechanical equipment including strimmers, hedge cutters and ride-on mowers as directed. The undertaking of safety checks and general risk assessments.

To use a smart mobile device to receive daily scheduled work and ad hoc jobs through the council's asset management system as directed.

Minimum requirement
Full driving licence with towing experience or B + E
Supported by 1 of the following skills / qualifications (or equivalent)
PA1 and PA6

NPTC Chainsaw Certificate

Experienced triple mower driver

Horticulture NVQ/or relevant experience

Please contact for an informal discussion or further information about the post.

We anticipate that interviews will be held the week commencing 8 November 2021.

Please note that the official closing date is as above and will be the correct date. Some third party websites may have different dates so please always refer to the HDC website for the official closing date to ensure you do not miss out on applying.

We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.

At HDC we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to bring diversity of thought and make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next permanent opportunity on a full time, part time or condensed hours basis. We will consider any flexible arrangements and are a supportive employer enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee led environment. We also offer a highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme and provide an array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing as well as generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits including flexitime to encourage a work life balance.


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