Grounds Operative

Location: Longleat Forest Village - Wiltshire

Hours of Work: Full-Time, Part-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £8.91 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 27 July 2021

Grounds Operative

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.

GROUNDS OPERATIVE

You will maintain the village’s grounds in accordance with the department’s Forest Management Plan, Standards of Performance and Health and Safety documents, in direct liaison with Senior Forest Rangers and the Grounds Services Manager.

Responsibilities will include ensuring that the grounds are clean and tidy; assisting the Forestry Team with the management of mature woodland areas; assisting the interior plants person in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise; mowing and strimming established grassed areas; maintaining ornamental landscaping and assisting Estate Rangers in the maintenance of Village waterways.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, hardworking, with the ability to work alone and as part of a team. You should be naturally cheerful and have the ability to communicate with people. Previous experience working in horticulture would be desirable.

Please note that you must also be prepared to work outdoors during periods of adverse weather conditions and attend for additional duties during these times.

HOURS OF WORK

You will be contracted to work 128 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.

ABOUT YOU

Essential requirements:

  • Full UK Driving Licence

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience in horticulture trade
  • Tractor Driving Certificate
  • Chainsaw Certificate
  • Spraying Certificate

ABOUT THE BENEFITS

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
  • Access to Perks at Work Portal - offering a wide range of retail and leisure discounts
  • 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: 27 July 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: W/C 02 August 2021

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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