All Locations
Dorchester
Advertising SalarySalary Details:
£23,500 - £23,893
What is the vacancy type for this advertVacancy Type:
Permanent
Function:
Environment
EmployerEmployer:
Dorset Council
Job Working PatternJob Working Pattern:
Full time

About The Role

We are looking for a fit, enthusiastic new team member for our Grounds Maintenance team.

If you like to work outdoors, and are happy to work in all weathers, this may be the job for you!

The Grounds Maintenance Team look after some 550 plus sites across Dorset, ranging from school grounds, care homes and libraries to Dorset Council's own properties. The work entails grass cutting, hedge and shrub border maintenance, sports pitch marking to name just a few of the tasks.

We offer an in-house service to the Council, providing a quick response solution to issues and requirements that arise across the whole of Dorset.

You would be working as part of a team, assisting your Team Leader to maintain a high standard, cost effective delivery. Being a good team player is therefore essential, as is an ability to be self motivated and hard working.

Good communication and presentation skills are also required as you will be approached by our clients as well as members of the public from time to time. 

As a member of the Grounds Maintenance team you will be representing the service,  promoting its work and be an advocate for Dorset Council and its partners.

Within the Place Directorate, Environment & Wellbeing Service combines front-line service delivery in coast and countryside services with a key corporate function in property management. Dorset’s environment provides the essential goods and services necessary to maintain economic growth and community wellbeing. For it to continue to do so requires it to be well managed and the service makes a major contribution to this in partnership with others who share DC’s aims. The Service also has responsibility for a wide range of public assets – buildings, land and sites – and ensures that these are used in ways which benefit the people of Dorset as well as meeting organisational need.

Landscape Services provide a green asset implementation and management service maintaining, constructing and managing a range of schemes, including the designing out of maintenance liabilities, offering opportunities to schools to enhance recreational and educational space and supporting the practical work of the Area Greenspace Teams, Arboriculture, Environmental Advice and Hosted Partnership Teams.

Further Information

For an informal chat about the vacancy, please call Nigel on 07920 020699.

This post involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them. It will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. See our policy on the employment of ex-offenders.

About Us

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

    You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected, you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

We use generic job descriptions and person specifications. This means the job title on any attachments may differ from the job title in the advert. We may provide specific information in a context statement.

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