• Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Operative

    Job Locations UK-North East England
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Maintenance (Grounds)
  • Overview

    At Robertson, we build much more than just ground-breaking infrastructure. We build brilliant communities, we build forward-thinking businesses, and we build the kind of amazing, career-transforming futures that our people look forward to every day.


    Were one of the UKs largest, independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies and were still growing fast. The way we work is innovative and transformative, our people are passionate and knowledgeable, our culture is warm, friendly and family-driven, and with over 50 years experience of our industry, our clients trust us to deliver everything we promise.


    This role is an As & When needed for Robertson Facilities Management based in County Durham.

    Your new role

    When it comes to your career, we deliver everything we promise too.


    As Grounds Maintanance, youll be responsible for:

    • Sports pitch maintenance, including grass cutting, fertilising, aeration, line marking (initial and overmarking) and goal post erection.
    • General weeding / spraying of paths and shrub beds.
    • Lawn maintenance and cultivation
    • To keep paths, lawns, flower beds, shrubs etc free from litter and detritus
    • The use and maintenance of hand tools and basic light machinery and plant.
    • The use of both cylinder and rotary mowers, strimmers, hedgecutters and leaf blowers.
    • Adjustments of mower height and quality of cut etc. Oil level checks and check for damage to any mower.
    • To be part of a team delivering grounds maintenance where required.
    • To respond to emergencies and assist other departments when required.
    • To carry out gutter cleaning as required.
    • To ensure pathways/ car parks are free from snow and ice during winter months. Out of hours gritting may be required on a rotational basis.
    • To ensure a safe working environment in line with RFM’s Health & Safety Policy. Promote and lead by example, ensure safe working practices at all times.
    • To ensure Grounds Maintenance company vehicles are kept clean at all times, maintained according to the manufacturers recommendations, record mileage, as well as assuring the vehicles are operated in a safe manner at all times. Report any incidents or damage occurring to line manager.
    • To undertake a variety of additional Landscape small works.

    To join us, were looking for:

    • Full and Clean Driving Licence (Trailer licence desirable)
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • NVQ in horticulture or equivalent experience and skills
    • PA1/PA6 Pesticide Certification
    • Sound knowledge of use of horticultural machinery, including maintenance of these
    • Relevant practical experience
    • Hard Landscaping Skills such as paving/fencing (desirable)
    • This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

    What's in it for me

    We also look after our people just as much as we look after our clients, and youll discover dedicated training teams to help keep you up to speed, together with a huge range of personal development programmes.


    And on top of a competitive salary and pension, you’ll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you’re based.


    The working hours for this role are As and When needed.

    Ready to #TransformYourCareer? Apply now!


    Robertson Safeguarding Accountabilities  Knowledge: A knowledge and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups.  Communication Skills: The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children, young people and vulnerable groups.  Skills: The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the qualities and behaviours required to support the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable groups.


    Robertson Group are an equal opportunities employer

    A full Job Description is available on request.


    Location:County Durham

    Company: Robertson Group


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