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Grounds Maintenance Operative
  • Employer: Optivo
  • Reference: PS/22/218302
  • Published: Mon 07/11/2022, 10:08 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £22,000 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hastings Sussex, Kent

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Grounds Maintenance Operative

If you’re physically fit, versatile, self-motivated and driven, with experience in the Grounds Maintenance industry or other similar strenuous work, join Optivo as a Grounds Maintenance Operative.

As a part of our Sussex teams, based out of Haywood Way in Hastings, you will help Optivo maintain our estates and neighbourhoods across the County by completing works including:

  • Grass Cutting
  • Seasonal Pruning
  • Weed Control and Invasive Plant Management
  • Landscaping
  • Jet Washing
  • Graffiti Clearance
  • Waste Management
  • Effective monitoring of our waterways
  • Garden Clearances and much, much, more…

You will be provided with all the required tools, uniform and PPE to complete the role safely and effectively, plus dedicated fleet vehicles for use during working hours.

What you’ll need
As part of a tight-knit team, you will be required to work closely with others, supporting colleagues both within Direct Services and other teams across the business.  You must also be extremely customer focused, with great interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with colleagues, partners and in particular, our residents.

However, you will also need the ability to work alone, be self-motivated and able to solve technical challenges as they arise on site. Customer Satisfaction is a priority whilst working safely, efficiently and productively with value for money in mind.

Working safely is essential and you would be required to complete, understand and follow written Risk and CoSHH Assessments to keep you and those around you safe.

A good level of numeracy and literacy would be an advantage, as would experience of using mobile devices.  Stock control and the accurate recording of work, time and costs is an important requirement of the role.

Being physically fit with a passion and pride in your work is key. Technical skills within the above specified areas of work are preferred, but not essential as training will be provided. Any other additional technical skills that may enable us to expand our services in the future would also be of interest. You may be required to drive a 3.5 tonne tipper and other various, smaller fleet vehicles daily, with the ability to pull trailers, both safely and legally.

If you would like further information, feel free to call:

Graeme Hodges, Head of Direct Services – Sussex. T: 020 803 62222. M: 07725 736 020.

Closing date: 4th December 2022 at 23:59pm. Please note that we will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to close the advert early so it is important that you submit your application as soon as possible.

 What’s in it for you?

  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Eyecare & dental
  • Birthday leave
  • Retailers discounts
  • Cycle to work
  • Buy & sell annual leave
  • Season ticket loan
  • In-house academy & career development
  • Flexible working

Inclusion and Diversity
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.