Grounds Operative | Breckland

Working Hours: Monday - Friday 7am-3:30pm


Salary: £19,814.34 + an hourly £2 drivers allowance and attendance allowance


Serco's Environmental Services provide a complete grounds maintenance and street cleansing service on behalf of our residents and communities.

We are experts in designing, implementing, and managing environmental service, with capability spanning highways, housing, parks and open spaces, arboriculture works and sports pitches. We deliver to national standards to meet the needs of the community maintaining a clean, green and safe environment, whilst providing the very best levels of customer service to the community that we serve.


Right now, have an exciting opportunity for a Grounds Operative to join our team of essential workers and help us to make a positive difference to the environment we all live in.


The role will see you take responsibility to carry out a range of landscape tasks including: grass-cutting, shrub-pruning, hedge-cutting, planting, weed control, sports maintenance tasks, drive a vehicle and use a range of equipment to deliver the horticultural standards that meet the requirements of the Contract Specification.


We know that our environmental team are our communities unsung heroes and it can be pretty hard work, but we can offer you the opportunity to go home each day with a sense of community spirit, pride in your work, belonging within a supportive and diverse team, and the knowledge that your work is directly responsible for helping to promote a cleaner, greener living and working space for everyone.

What you'll need to do the role

First and foremost you will hold a full driving licence as you will be using a ride on mower and will need to be able to Tow.


This role will see you maintaining sporting facilities, experience in this area would be advantageous.


You will have experience using pedestrian rotary mowers, strimmers, hand blowers, mechanical hedge cutters and a range of hand tools


Holding an NPTC for a manually fed wood chipper and NPTC PA1 & PA6 are desireable qualifications but not essential.

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 live

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.


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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

We see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates. We're a proud holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard and we actively encourage applications from females, those with disabilities or from an ethnic minority background. 

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05/10/2022 07:40:00
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