Grounds Operative | Breckland
Location: Serco Norfolk House, Rashes Green ind. Estate, Dereham, NR19 1JG
Salary: £18,999.08 per annum
Job type: Permanent
Working hours: 40 per week, Mon to Fri 7am to 3.30pm
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Environmental Breckland contract, as we are looking for a Grounds Operative to join the team to work at our site in Dereham.
Reporting into the Operations Manager, the successful Grounds Operative will be carrying out a range of landscape and cemetery tasks including grass-cutting, shrub-pruning, hedge-cutting, planting and weed control to name a few.
You will also be accountable for Maintaining horticultural standards, ensuring Health and Safety requirements are met and making sure vehicles and equipment are maintained.
We are looking to hear from candidates who are passionate, enthusiastic and strive to give the best possible service. You will be a self-starter who is self-motivated who is willing to go the extra mile when required.
As you will at times be driving a vehicle, you must have a clean Driving Licence, show a keen interest in horticulture and it’s desirable that you have prior experience of grounds or a similar environment.
Whilst not essential, it would be of benefit if you had either an NVQ Level 2 in Horticulture or equivalent and are able to operate a tractor.
Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that touch people’s lives
A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.
Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.
What we offer
- Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
- Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
- Interesting, varied and enjoyable work
- A company that recognises your contribution
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.
By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.
Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.
We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.
Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the ‘Ban the Box’ pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).