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. ​​​​​​

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