Grounds Maintenance Operative

  • Job Reference: 00023044-1
  • Date Posted: 13 October 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Eastchurch, Kent
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Real Estate & Property, Facilities Management, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Grounds Maintenance Operative
Location: HMP Stanford Hill, Eastchurch, Sheerness ME12 4AA
Salary: £22K - £24K per annum
Contract: Full time, Permanent
We are Gov Facility Service Ltd, a non-profit company owned entirely by the Ministry of Justice, supplying facilities management services to 50 prisons over the South and East of the UK with an employee count of 1400.
GFSL is a Ministry of Justice owned non -profit making company who supply facilities management services to c50 prisons over the South of the UK.
Most of the works we undertake are within controlled areas and support the safe operation of the prisons.
Having formed in February 2018, GFSL has prospered in supplying quality services to all of its establishments. With a staff count of c1400 we strive to be the FM employer of choice.
We are looking for an exceptional Stores Operative with the following qualifications and skills:
* Previous experience in a similar grounds’ maintenance role.
* Full driving license preferably with D1.
* A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 3 qualification in horticulture of a recognised horticultural industry equivalent.
* Holding of PA2 and PA6 pesticide qualifications would be an advantage.
* Fork Lift Truck Certificate
* HGV Licence is desirable but not essential
* Essential Knowledge of relevant health and safety requirements
We are looking for a Grounds Maintenance Operative to assume responsibility for the following:
* Maintenance of the establishment’s grounds and amenity areas which will include lawns, ponds, water features and external grounds.
* Carrying out soft landscaping – turf laying and hard landscaping – laying patio stones.
* To work inside / outside establishment grounds: cutting, moving and maintaining areas.
Why join us?
* In addition to the below we have been identified as key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, due to the critical work that we undertake to maintain the prison estate, and so the stability and security that we offer to employees is even more relevant than ever *
You will be joining a core part of the public sector, and as a government employee can be assured of the job security and stability that the volatile private sector simply can’t provide.
You will have a consistent place of work, a supportive team around you, and be valued for your skill and experience, rather than forced to focus on profit margins for shareholders.
If you are successful, you will be offered a competitive salary along with 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and entry into our pension scheme from day one.
If this sounds like the perfect role for you and you’d like to find out more then please apply today and we’ll be in touch.
National Security vetting requirements, for working within the Prison Estate – Successful applicants will need to confirm their employment history for at least 5 years prior to the date of application so that pre-employment checks can be undertaken. If you have spent significant time abroad (a total of 6 months in the past 5 years) you would be required to give a reasonable account.
No agencies please