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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Vacancy overview

Salary £20,709 to £23,280 per annum

37 hours 52 weeks per year

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Facilities team as a Grounds Maintenance Operative working within the Estates and Facilities team based at our Rural site.

As grounds maintenance operative you will be responsible for aspects of amenity maintenance, operating the appropriate machines, keeping areas tidy and free from debris/litter, grass cutting, path sweeping, shrub/tree pruning, hedge cutting, and weed spraying.

In addition to your core ground maintenance role when time allows to will assist the Facilities Team who oversee a variety of tasks including delivering parcels, security, cleaning and furniture removals, all such work to be undertaken in any of the College’s buildings.  Also undertaking minor carpentry and plumbing work, repairs and routine building maintenance, particularly of fittings and fixtures.

Working in a small team, you will need to be able to demonstrate excellent team working skills, be pro-active and able to work on your own initiative.  The ability to prioritise tasks and work efficiently with attention to detail are also important skills.

Suffolk Rural is the location of our land-based industry facilities and programmes. The campus is located in the heart of the countryside and benefits from a range of specialist vocational workshops and outdoor facilities, as well as general college buildings.

A driving licence is an essential due to the requirement to occasionally travel between college sites. PA1 and PA6 and chainsaw training certificates desirable, but not essential as full training can be given.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee an interview to all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet the essential criteria and all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria.  All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check

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Closing date
20/10/2022 12:00
Interview date
Tuesday 25th October 2022