Horticulture Operative x2 – Streetscape

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Horticulture Operative x2 - Streetscape
ATHERSTONE, Warwickshire
Contract / Temporary

N Warwickshire 5243871

Posted: 18th January 2024 15:00
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.63 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    32 Tuesday – Friday, 07:45 - 16:15

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month

  • ATHERSTONE, Warwickshire,

    CV9 3AH

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Horticulture Operative x2 - Streetscape   

Reference no: N Warwickshire 5243871

Pay rate: £11.63 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 32 Tuesday – Friday, 07:45 - 16:15

This opening assignment is for 1 month  

City: ATHERSTONE, Warwickshire

Full UK driving licence required

The purpose of this role is to work as a Grounds Maintenance operative with the ability to work on a wide range of grounds maintenance tasks, which includes grass cutting, shrub bed maintenance, playground inspections, marking out sports pitches and some low level tree work. Full UK driving licence required as will be driving a transit van with trailer attached. Working hours for this role are: Oct-March (32hours per week) Tuesday - Friday 7.45am - 16.15.  April-Sept (42hours per week) Mon - Thursday 7am - 16.15pm and Friday 7am - 14.30.

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out a physically demanding role in all weathers.
  • Undertake various grounds maintenance tasks working with minimum supervision. These tasks may include grass cutting, shrub bed maintenance, playground inspections, marking out sports pitches and some low level tree work.
  • Hold a full valid driving licence and be able to maintain and operate a ride on mower.
  • Drive a transit van with trailer attached.
  • Use a range of mechanical and hand tools.
  • On occasions give instructions to other operatives.
  • Undertake such other appropriate duties as may be allocated to the post holder.


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Evidence of practical experience in grounds maintenance and/or NVQ Level 2 in horticulture.
  • Literacy and numeracy to a minimum standard of GCSE Level 1(Grade D to G) or equivalent.
  • Full valid UK driving licence.



  • Experience of delivering services to householders / members of the public.
  • Experience of successful team working.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of Health and Safety in respect of horticultural duties.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Able to understand verbal and written instructions and complete work documents.
  • Good organisational skills, i.e. with methodical approach to workload and the ability to map read.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Able to use a ride on mower and a range of power tools i.e. strimmer/hedge trimmer.
  • Good oral communication skills.
  • Able to carry out a physically demanding role in all weathers.
  • Ability to demonstrate literacy and numeracy i.e. complete worksheets.
  • Ability to remain calm and courteous and project a positive image for the Council


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Full UK Driving licence



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Job Ref: N Warwickshire 5243871
Horticulture Operative x2 - Streetscape
Client Category: Local Authority

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