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Grounds maintenance

Manchester, Lancashire
£12.79 Per Hour
Job Type
16 Mar 2023

Location: Manchester city

Salary: £12.79 Umbrella - £21k


Ground works maintenance


3 rd April start

The Company:

Build Recruitment provides specialist recruitment services, supplying quality candidates on a temporary or permanent basis to leading organisations throughout the built environment - from executive to operative level.

With offices in London, Manchester and the Southwest, we specialise in Housing, Construction, Facilities Management, Property, Surveying, Health & Safety and Sales. We supply candidates from executive to operative level, and are currently working with a Social housing contractor, who are looking for a Ground works maintenance based in Manchester City.


Day to Day:

      To complete grounds maintenance activities to Great Places schemes and outdoor areas including grass cutting, edging, hedge trimming, planting, spraying, and clearance of leaves and litter.

The operation of a range of hand tools and equipment (inc. power tools), and vehicles; keeping them in good condition and storing them correctly.

Daily defect checks of tools and equipment, completing basic maintenance tasks of it and reporting damage and maintenance issues with them.

To report any graffiti, vandalism, repairs and defects in the external communal areas where you are working.

To follow all relevant quality standards and health and safety/COSHH requirements.

To work safely with herbicides/pesticides in accordance with regulations and report invasive weeds.

To support the Working Supervisor and contribute to team briefings and meetings.

    To carry out any other tasks as and when required in line with the role.

Requirements (Skills & Qualifications):

      Qualification in Horticulture - Desirable but not essential

First Aid Certificate - Desirable, training provide so don't worry if you don't have this or have never done any First Aid before


Experience of working in a grounds maintenance role or similar role.

Full Driving Licence

Experience of using a range of power tools and equipment.

PA1 and PA6A certificates - Desirable

Desirable Experience

      Experience of a wide range of grounds maintenance activities e.g. Litter picking, mowing, planting, strimming and pruning.

Ability to carry out vehicle and equipment checks

Ability to lift waste and loose materials by hand

Experience using computer/tablet/hand held device and utilise computer based information for training and operational purposes

Ability to anticipate problems and find solutions

Ability to work within health and safety guidelines applicable to the role.


      Salary £21,000 - Van & Tools to do the job

26 days holiday (plus bank holidays or days off in lieu) - increasing every 2 years

Access to on line benefits with savings on supermarkets shops, high street stores, holidays. Cycle to work schemes & much more

Health benefits package - joining for free can give you savings up to £1250/ annum - VB to confirm?

Pension offers

Enhanced sick pay, maternity & paternity pay

Training on all the equipment you will need to use

Recognised qualification opportunities

Please apply or contact Thomasina Swinglehurst on at Build Recruitment for further details.

We'll take the time to understand your career history and motivations for a new role. We'll also take references and may ask for proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

We work with a wide variety of clients in the public and private sector, and we will work with you to identify clients in which your skills, experience and personality will fit. Once we submit you for a role you will receive support and regular communication throughout the interview process.


From there our commitment to you is all about being your career partner. We'll identify suitable jobs, provide support, and career guidance and even provide regular salary benchmarking.

Build Recruitment Limited acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Build Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.

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  • Job Reference: 947591961-2
  • Date Posted: 16 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Build Recruitment
    Build Recruitment
  • Location: Manchester, Lancashire
  • Salary: £12.79 Per Hour
  • Role: .Net, Other, Recruitment, Sales
  • Job Type: Permanent