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Grounds Operative

Serco Leisure
££18999.08 to ££18999.08 per year
Closing date
15 Jan 2021

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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.


About you


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.




Why Serco


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




About Serco


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).


Serco have UK wide leisure contracts which include unique customers such as The National Water Sports Centre, Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Bisham Abbey and Basingstoke Aquadrome to name but a few!  Our teams are hard-working, friendly and above all passionate about leisure and fitness!

We provide leisure services on behalf of community leisure trusts, local authorities, universities, and sporting associations such as Sport England. Our facilities include national sports complexes, outdoor activity venues, community leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools, water sports, tennis courts, golf courses, and conference centres. 

Our ultimate goal is to help people of all abilities and ages to maintain and improve their fitness levels. We do this by providing affordable access to a wide range of market leading sports and leisure facilities to support healthier and happier individuals across all segments of society. We do this by providing safe, welcoming spaces for people to enjoy their leisure time

We have a genuine desire to work in partnership with public bodies and work every day to find solutions in the ever changing leisure landscape.



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