We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Grounds Operative Level 3

Closing date: 29/07/2024

Reference: REQ105507

37 hours / Permanent

24,294 - 25,545 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are currently have a vacancy with in our Grounds Maintenance Team for a Grounds Operative level 3. The post is a permanent contract based at Bryn-y-mor Nursery in Aberystwyth.

The post holder will be responsible for leading a small team charged with maintaining the grass within a pre-set round across various towns and villages across the County. The post holder will be responsible for a 7.5 tonne lorry along with all the associated mowing equipment (Ride on Mower, Brushcutters, Pedestrian Mowers etc).

On a day-to-day basis you will:

  • carry out all the required daily checks to assigned vehicles and mowing equipment
  • operate a large ride on mower
  • be required to complete all work-related paperwork either electronically or manually
  • be required to work on your own for part or whole days depending on the team’s workload for the week/day
  • be expected to work irrespective of the weather conditions

We are looking to recruit an individual who:

  • enjoys working in the open air and is accessible to the public
  • has a full driving licence full categories B, BE and C1
  • has experience of similar physical work

    The post requires a limited degree of fluency in the Welsh language.

    Job Description and Person Specification

    For more information please contact Ian Williams at ian.williams@ceredigion.gov.uk

    Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

    What we offer

    Work-life balance

    Lifestyle savings scheme

    Generous employer pension scheme

    Cycle to work scheme

    Learning and development

    Where you'll work

    Highways and Environmental

    We deliver efficient, sustainable and bilingual services to the people of Ceredigion, promoting well-being in our communities, pride in a healthy well-kept environment, and confidence in our local economy.  Our key responsibilities include: 

    • Transport Services: Corporate transport; Fleet management; Parking Services; Harbours.
    • Highways Maintenance: Cyclic and Routine Maintenance; Emergency response; Highways inspection; Winter service.
    • Highways Development: Planning liaison; Road safety; Regional transport; Street lighting; Streetworks; Traffic management; CWIC/NMWTRA; Design supervision; Flood and coastal risk management; Highways improvement.
    • Local Environment Services: Waste Collections; Household waste sites; Grounds maintenance; Street cleaning.
    Aberystwyth is a lively university town, seaside resort complete with promenade and pier, and the setting of atmospheric TV drama Hinterland.
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