Assistant Manager- Ground Services

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa €30,000 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 26 January 2022

Assistant Manager- Ground Services

Imagine stepping away from the desk and having 400 acres of beautiful forest as your office? The Grounds Services team is responsible for managing and maintaining the forest landscape at each of our villages, including wildlife and biodiversity surveys. Our expert teams are extremely passionate about the natural environment at Center Parcs, which our guests love to see.


This is a varied and interesting position, perfect for someone with similar previous experience looking to further their career in Grounds maintenance.

In this role you will support the Ground Services Manager in ensuring the smooth running and control of the Ground Services department, with direct reference to operating standards, Company Landscape Strategy, Forest Management plans and the department Planned Maintenance Programme.

You will be responsible for supporting with the day to day running of the Grounds Department, managing and organising the team resources to implement and deliver all areas of the departmental responsibilities to the required standards, and adhering to Company, Legal and Health & Safety Regulations.  

You will deputise for the Ground Services Manager during absence, including responsibility for meeting attendance, briefings, budget management and day to day running of the Grounds team.

Other areas of responsibility will include supporting with planning and implementing the external and internal landscape management plan, this includes the following; Biodiversity & Ecology, Forest Management, Grass & Scrub Management, Lakes & Waterways Management, Roads & Footpaths, Internal Landscaping, Fencing & Timber Structures, Play Areas, Waste Management, Pest Control, Planon & Reactive Works and General Landscaping.


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours will include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and / or New Year on a rota basis.


Essential requirements:

  • NVQ or equivalent in Horticulture or a qualification specific to a landscape discipline e.g. Forest Management and/or Countryside Management
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Full UK driving licence

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience in a supervisory role within the horticulture industry
  • Previous experience of managing budgets / financial awareness


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Management/Colleague Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
  • Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
  • Free use of our leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
  • An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
  • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression with the opportunity to gain externally recognised qualifications

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 25 January 2022 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: W/C 24 January 2022

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

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