Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Operative - Lead Hand

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


We’re a hard-working team who takes pride in keeping our customers’ buildings maintained so they’re safe and welcoming places to be in. We’re looking for someone with a friendly, can-do attitude to join our Grounds Maintenance team in North East England.  You’ll have great customer care skills, be able to prioritise your tasks and want to do a speedy but thorough job to keep up our excellent cleaning standards.

Your new role

What you’ll do:

  • 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
  • Maintaining paths, lawns, flower beds, shrubs are free from litter and detritus
  • Using and maintenance of hand tools and basic light machinery and plant

What you’ll need:

  • Equivalent experience in a Grounds Maintenance background
  • Hold a full driving license and a trailer license.  Certificates of competence in compact tractor operations and use of tractor mounted implement, ride-on and self-propelled pedestrian mowers, strimmers, brush cutters and hedge cutters would be an advantage
  • Certificate of competence for pesticides spraying (PA1 & PA6) is desirable
  • Experience of undertaking landscaping and grounds maintenance duties including grass cutting within a professional environment
  • Experience in horticulture services and soft landscaping, hard landscaping experience would be an advantage

The successful candidate will require a Disclosure Check. 


Who we’re looking for:


People are at the heart of everything we do and achieve at Robertson. To fit right into the team you’ll be friendly, professional and care about the job you do; listen to customers and work with your colleagues to support them as a team; follow procedures that keep you and our customers safe, and help us maintain high standards; share our pride in making a real difference.

What's in it for me

We also look after our people just as much as we look after our clients, and you’ll 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.


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.


Company: Robertson Facilities Management

Location: North East England - Mobile Team

Closing Date: 30 September 2021


This is a Temporary full-time postion. Working hours are 37.5 hrs per week annualised working pattern working 45 hours Summer and 30 hours Winter.


Robertson is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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