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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Grounds Maintenance Operative

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Build Recruitment

Hourly rate: £14.75


Grounds Maintenance


Build Recruitment provides specialist recruitment services, supplying quality candidates on a temporary or permanent basis to leading organisations throughout the built environment – from executive to operative level.

With offices in London, Manchester and the Southwest, we specialise in Housing, Construction, Facilities Management, Property, Surveying, Health & Safety and Sales. We supply candidates from executive to operative level, and are currently working with a Social housing contractor, who are looking for a Grounds  maintenance operatives based in Sheffield 


Day to Day:

  • To complete grounds maintenance activities to outdoor areas including grass cutting, edging, hedge trimming, planting, spraying, and clearance of leaves and litter.
  • The operation of a range of hand tools and equipment (inc. power tools), and vehicles; keeping them in good condition and storing them correctly.
  • Daily defect checks of tools and equipment, completing basic maintenance tasks of it and reporting damage and maintenance issues with them.
  • To report any graffiti, vandalism, repairs and defects in the external communal areas where you are working.
  • To follow all relevant quality standards and health and safety/COSHH requirements.
  • To work safely with herbicides/pesticides in accordance with regulations and report invasive weeds.
  • To support the Working Supervisor and contribute to team briefings and meetings.
  • Company van will be supplied to a UK driving license with no more that 6 points is required 
  • To carry out any other tasks as and when required in line with the role.

Requirements (Skills & Qualifications):

  • Qualification in Horticulture – Desirable but not essential
  • First Aid Certificate – Desirable, training provide so don’t worry if you don’t have this or have never done any First Aid before


  • Experience of working in a grounds maintenance role or similar role.
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Experience of using a range of power tools and equipment.
  • PA1 and PA6A certificates – Desirable

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of a wide range of grounds maintenance activities e.g. Litter picking, mowing, planting, strimming and pruning.
  • Ability to carry out vehicle and equipment checks
  • Ability to lift waste and loose materials by hand
  • Experience using computer/tablet/hand held device and utilise computer based information for training and operational purposes
  • Ability to anticipate problems and find solutions
  • Ability to work within health and safety guidelines applicable to the role.


  • Van & Tools to do the job
  • Training on all the equipment you will need to use
  • Recognised qualification opportunities

Please email your CV to or call 07386652838 for more information.

Build Recruitment Limited acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Build Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.

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£14.75 - £14.75 / per hour
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Dan Cardus
Phone: 07386652838