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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Creeting Road Depot, Stowmarket
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
40 hours per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
01 August 2021 01:00 PM
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  • £20,092 to £23,080
  • 40 hours per week spread over 5 working days
  • 6 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Online applications or CV’s accepted.

This role is funded by Reopening High Street Safely Fund (RHSSF) and Welcome back funding which gives us the ability to support and promote a safe public environment for both local residents and the visitor economy and implement measures to safely and successfully reopen our high streets, parks, play areas and open spaces during COVID recovery. 

The role

As a Grounds Maintenance Operative, you will support our Public Realm Team to deal with increased demands to the service over the busy Summer period as we welcome back visitors and residents spend more time outdoors following the Covid pandemic. Your role will be key in providing litter clearance duties throughout the joint district. 

The team

The Public Realm Team are responsible for the day to day management of the District Councils’ countryside sites and open spaces. These include informal recreational sites, local nature reserves, parks and smaller picnic areas. 

In addition, the Team is responsible for Council owned play areas, management of the Councils’ tree stock, routine grounds maintenance on roadside verges and open space within Council housing areas and keeping the Districts clean through litter collection and removing fly tips.

The councils

We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy and communities for our districts. Babergh and Mid Suffolk have consistently been voted amongst the top places to live in the UK.

Working together across our Councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk, working hard to provide homes, support our communities, boost local economy, protect our environment and keep our districts clean, tidy and safe.

We are committed to agile and flexible working (subject to business need), with full time, part time or job share opportunities considered.  Supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, enabling and empowering our people to deliver the best possible results for our residents.

For an informal discussion please contact John Buckingham, Operations Manager, 01449 724945.

How to apply

Please click on apply for this job and complete the application form or email your CV to: hrsupportteam@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk

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