Grounds Maintenance Operative – DSTL, Porton Down

Job Code: AM-GMO-PD

We are recruiting for a Grounds Maintenance Operative who has a can-do attitude. This position is based at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) in Porton Down. The ideal candidate must be able to work alone and as part of a team.

Successful candidate would be required to pass high level security questionnaire and get security clearance.

Job Purpose

As a Grounds Maintenance Operative, you will be working ‘hands-on’ with a team of gardeners to provide a top class horticultural environment for their client. You must be able to demonstrate an interest in horticultural together with some horticultural skills and experience – ideally from within a similar environment.

In return we offer:

  • Permanent Position
  • Competitive salary – £8.00 - £8.72/hour (Depending on experience)
  • Regular training
  • Career progression within National Company
  • Annual Pay review
  • Recognition scheme

Skills and experiences:

  • Passionate about the environment with a keen eye for detail.
  • NVQ or Diploma Level 2 Horticulture / Landscaping (or equivalent) preferable
  • Spraying Certificates – NPTC PA1 &PA6 are essential
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience of Corporate and/or Local Authority Grounds Maintenance preferred
  • Knowledge of heavy-duty gardening equipment
  • Holds valid driving licence preferably with legal and practical ability to use a trailer.

To apply, please complete the ‘Apply on-line today’ section and attach an up to date CV.

Gavin Jones is an equal opportunities employer. ​​​​​​


Applications without a CV will not be considered

Nurture Landscapes may use the information you provide to contact you with regards to the position applied for, or any suitable alternative positions. We will not share, sell or pass on your information in any way.

Back to Careers