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Senior Grounds Worker (Dorchester)

Salary details: £18933 - £19698

Dorset Council
Occupational group
Natural Environment
Salary details
£18,933 - £19,698
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Nigel Dibden
Contact email
Contact telephone
01202 896916
Closing Date
05 December 2021 11:30 PM
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Senior Grounds Worker

Permanent - 37 hours per week

£18,933 - £19,698

County Hall, Dorchester

We are seeking an enthusiastic Greenspace workers to join our busy Landscape Services grounds maintenance team based in Dorset Council's Ferndown depot.

If you are looking for a new role, working outdoors and are physically fit then this could be an ideal position for you.

This is a permanent position working 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

A generous holiday entitlement is provided- 26 days plus bank holidays rising to 31 days after 5 years service.

Local Government Pension scheme including immediate life cover.

Full training and development opportunities including potential HGV driver training.

Employee benefits scheme including discounts available at various retailers and restaurants.

What you will be doing

Landscape Services provide a complete landscape design, build and maintenance service across the county.

The team carry out a wide range of maintenance works on Dorset Council owned sites, in it's schools, social service properties, open spaces and highways.

You will work as part of a team, and will be expected to carry out a varied and wide range of grounds maintenance tasks to an excellent standard with minimal supervision.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working individual who is keen to work outdoors in a physical job.

Experience, knowledge and an interest in grounds maintenance is desirable.

A full driving licence is essential. A trailer licence would be desirable though not essential as training would be provided.

Full training in all aspects of grounds maintenance, machinery use etc. will be provided.

Working at Dorset Council

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about 

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Additional Information

This post involves working with children or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them and will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please refer to our policy on the employment of ex-offenders for further information

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