Grounds Maintenance Operative (Gardener)

Location : Hampshire, England
Job Ref : LT6
Consultant : Lucy Taylor
Sector : AG
Salary : £22,916 per year


LT6 – Grounds Maintenance Operative (Gardener)

Location: Stevenage

Salary: £22,916 per Annum circa


First Military Recruitment are currently supporting our client in the search for a Grounds Maintenance Operative.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Grounds Maintenance Operative:

  • Border maintenance, using two stroke powered hedge trimmers and hand tools.
  • Client Liaison.
  • Daily Record keeping/reporting.
  • Grass cutting, strimming using petrol powered strimmer’s and ride on/pedestrian grass cutting machinery.
  • Hedge cutting.
  • Occasional landscaping.
  • Sports field markings, both initial and overmark.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Full UK Driving licence as use of a company vehicle is required during the working day. (B+E Trailer entitlement an advantage).
  • PA1 PA6A Spraying Licence.
  • NVQ level 2 in Horticulture or equivalent.
  • Chainsaw (any level).
  • Minimum 2 Years’ Experience in the industry.
  • Experience using petrol powered grounds machinery.
  • Good horticulture knowledge.
  • Ability to work well in a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to keep accurate records for use in reporting works undertaken to clients.
  • Ability to perform general/daily maintenance on machinery.
  • A positive can-do attitude.


  • 20 days holiday + Bank Holidays.
  • Overtime.

Location: Stevenage

Salary: £22,916 per Annum circa

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