Service Care Solutions Ltd

Ground Maintenance Operative

Service Care Solutions is looking for an experienced Ground Maintenance Operative to work for a local authority in Bideford.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Carry out; grass cutting, strimming and hedge cutting as and where instructed or according to the grass schedules and to the standards required.

  • Litter picking and clearing of paths.

  • Play area inspections and undertaking minor repairs.

  • Carry out; seasonal maintenance of flower beds/shrub beds/gardens of remembrance in the cemeteries.

  • Carry out; planting, weeding, digging, hoeing and watering of flower planters and formal displays as necessary.

  • To undertake prestart checks on vans, plant and other vehicles up to and including 3.5 tonne (B licence) classification as required in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations as stated within the operations manuals and to include the completion of daily defect sheets.

  • To ensure; health and safety, safe systems of work, standards, processes and housekeeping are adhered to through regular checking and cleaning of; vehicles, equipment/machinery and working sites.


  • Hold Full UK Driving Licence

  • Previous grounds maintenance experience, including grass cutting, spraying, weeding, hoeing and planting.

  • Ability to interpret work instruction and deliver/complete tasks to the appropriate standards.

  • Basic literacy and numeracy to understand work instructions, safety detail, and quantity specification.

  • An understanding of Health and Safety issue.

  • Be able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to work Saturdays (especially following Bank Holiday)

Working hours:
Monday to Friday 7am-3pm

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