Closing date: Sunday 29 September 2019

Group: Commercial Services

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week 

Contract: Permanent

Location: Totnes/Ivybridge, Devon

Salary: £19,945 per annum, plus vehicle for on call works


Grounds Maintenance is a dedicated service, currently numbering 11 (and growing) qualified and experienced horticultualists (gardeners) and arboriculturalists (tree surgeons), working effectively in teams across the South Hams District.

The scope of our services extends to planning, design and planting of formal gardens, pruning, grass cutting and lawn maintenance, hedging, certificated weed treatment, and specialised sports field maintenance.  We are able to provide the full range of tree maintenance activities from inspection to remediation programmes. 

We are looking for a person with formal training in arboriculture and/or relevant experience. CS 30 and 31 and CS 38 and 39 or equivalent(s) are essential requirements as is a good knowledge of garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms.

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The IMPACT Behavioural framework has been developed to support South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils' ambitions for their workforce. The framework aims to enhance both individual and organisational performance and will be applied in recruitment, performance management and career progression. It defines the behaviours that all colleagues across both councils are expected to consistently demonstrate at work.

To apply for this role, please click on this APPLY NOW external link that will take you to Devon Jobs website to complete the application process.