Grounds Maintenance Operative

Closing date: 20240621
Reference number: SW-017511
  • Salary: £13.50 Per Hour
  • Job Type: Jobs
  • Employer: Nurture
  • Location: University of London
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Job description:

Due to expediential growth in the business, they have an exciting opportunity and are recruiting for a Grounds Maintenance Operative who has a can-do attitude who will join the team, at The University of London.

Job Purpose:

As a Grounds Maintenance Operative, you will be working ‘hands-on’ with a small team of gardeners to provide a top-class horticultural environment for our clients. As an integral part of the Grounds Maintenance Team, you will also be expected to operate the required tools and machinery, check the health of plants by identifying pests and/or diseases, strimming, mulching, weeding, spraying, shrub pruning and general gardening.

Skills and experiences:

  • Passionate about the environment with a keen eye for detail.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to confidently work independently
  • Spraying Certificates – NPTC PA1 & PA6 preferable, but not essential
  • Experience with using petrol two-stroke grass/hedge cutting equipment is preferable, but not essential
  • Experience with ride on grass-cutting equipment and tractor driving is preferable but not essential
  • Flexible in approach to work and willing to work outside in all weathers
  • A full, clean UK driving licence is essential

In return we offer:

  • £13.50 per hour, with annual reviews
  • 28 days holiday (inc. Bank Holidays)
  • Employee contribution pension scheme
  • A friendly customer focused team atmosphere
  • Training and Development with exciting opportunities to further your career
  • Uniform/ PPE provided
  • Refer a friend scheme, £200 per person from Day 1
  • Cycle to work scheme, and access to our Bravo benefits hub
  • Nurture Group is a proud partner of the Living Wage Foundation.


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount

Essential Experience:

  • Grounds Maintenance: 1 year (preferred)
  • UK Driving Licence (required)
  • Right to Work in the UK
  • Ability to work outdoors 5 days a week

To apply, contact your Southwark Works adviser.  If you live in Southwark and don’t have an Adviser, please complete the form below and someone will contact you.

Closing date: 21/06/2024

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