Grounds Assistant

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: €10.20 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 22 June 2021

Grounds Assistant

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest Longford Forest is the perfect place for a short break in Ireland, 365 days a year. With homely accommodation, up to 100 indoor and outdoor activities and a choice of bars and restaurants, there is something for all the family, all year round.


In this role you will maintain the resort’s grounds in accordance with the department’s Forest Management Plan, Standards of Performance and Health and Safety documents, in direct liaison with Senior 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 with the maintenance of interior plants in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise
  • Mowing and strimming established grassed areas
  • Maintaining ornamental landscaping and assisting in the maintenance of waterways
  • To be prepared to attend for additional duties during periods of adverse weather conditions 


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, with a premium rate of pay for hours worked on a Sunday. 


The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, 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.

Essential requirements:

  • Driving our Ground Services vehicles onsite will be essential within this position so you must have a full clean manual driving licence 

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience in the use of agricultural, forestry and horticultural machinery, along with a certified competency in use of pesticides PA1 and 6a
  • Previous experience working in horticulture


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:  22 June at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 21 June 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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