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Grounds Maintenance Operative

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: NS/24/280910
  • Published: Wed 15/05/2024, 7:08 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,702 - £25,979 pro rata plus benefits.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wirral, Merseyside

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Operatives x 4

Fixed Term until 31st March 2025.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be a Grounds Maintenance Operative as part of the Grounds Maintenance Highways team within Parks & Countryside.

The successful applicants will join a Grounds Maintenance team dealing with Alleyway clearance work and will be responsible for maintaining and improving the standard of alleyways within the Borough. The role will include assisting the GM Supervisor/management and work with Friends groups and other organisations and will be based in our depot at Cleveland Street Birkenhead

We are looking for keen, enthusiastic, self-motivated people, experienced in this type of work, capable of working and liaising with a wide diversity of people and experience in the following:

Developing and promoting Alleyway improvements.

Working to scheduled work that has been set by managers.

Dealing with the public and voluntary groups.

The successful candidates will assist with on-the-job training for staff.

Making sure that corporate uniform and appropriate P.P.E. are used.

Monitor and ensure day to day maintenance of all plant and machinery. To assist the GM Supervisor in the inspection of machinery to include effective record-keeping.

Raise the quality and improve the image of Wirral's Alleyways in line with current Strategic Plan and Strategic Policy.

Above all you will be looking to improve the way we engage with our employees, residents, and customers to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do.

Interviews to be held week commencing 10th June 2024.

If you’re already a Wirral Council employee, and as part of our Talent Strategy, we’re committed to strengthening opportunities for our people to learn, grow, progress, and thrive. For many of you, this may be preparing and applying for your next role with us, and we're passionate about ensuring you feel supported throughout your internal recruitment experience. Please get in touch if you want to know more about some of the ways in which we could support you by emailing recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things, and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing, and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible, please contact recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.

We do not accept applications or CV’s from recruitment agencies, unless otherwise stated. Therefore, any candidates submitted via a recruitment agency will not be considered for this role.


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  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: NS/24/280910
  • Published: Wed 15/05/2024, 7:08 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,702 - £25,979 pro rata plus benefits.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wirral, Merseyside

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