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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Vacancy: Grounds Maintenance Operative

Salary: £11.66 per hour 

Location: 350 Bournville Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands

Are you motivated by a role where you can make a real difference and provide great Estates Services for people living in a community that continues to strive to be the best? Then this is a fantastic opportunity for you.  The Grounds Maintenance Operative role is to carry out the upkeep of the grounds to a high standard.  We are looking for someone with a positive can-do attitude to be a key member of the team.

We aspire to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. To help achieve this, we offer job opportunities that are agile and centred on personal and professional development in an environment where well-being and work-life balance is a key part of our culture.

Job Profile

As a Grounds Maintenance Operative, you will be joining our Maintenance team and dedicated team of Ground Care professionals in providing a quality estate service. Working in teams, you will be responsible for a range of activities from grass cutting, strimming, hedge pruning, flower bed maintenance and hard surfaces maintenance .

Candidate Profile

You will be values driven and focused on delivering a great service:

  • Demonstrable experience in grounds maintenance, including ride-on machinery and hand tools.
  • Able to work safely using a range of equipment and hand tools e.g., strimmer’s, backpack blowers, push mowers etc.
  • Team player in a busy team, providing a good quality service.
  • Must be physically fit and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Full driving licence
  • DBS Check


At BVT we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package to assist and support employees with everyday healthcare costs, savings towards leisure activities and planning for retirement.

These include:

  • Basic 32 days holiday (29 days basic, 3 days at Christmas) plus 8 statutory days.
  • A competitive employer contributed pension scheme of 10%
  • Healthcare scheme which is free to all employees offering cashback towards optical, dental, therapy treatments, consultations and scans together with counselling sessions and a 24-hour helpline
  • Savings on leisure activities with Trust Treats, offering discounted products and services both online and on the high street. You can make savings on your everyday shopping, holidays and insurance.
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
  • Extensive support towards learning and development ensuring that all staff are offered opportunities to develop their skills and careers.
  • Life assurance 4x annual salary.

Meet BVT – who we are and what do we do?

Creating and sustaining communities where people can thrive is our mission and is based on the principles and legacy of our founder, George Cadbury.  We are inspired by his legacy, but not afraid to be bold and innovative to meet the needs of people today and in the future. We provide a diverse and comprehensive range of services to communities in Birmingham and Telford. We own and manage some 4,000 properties, and have significant estate management, commercial and agricultural portfolios.

To understand more about our work, including our aims of place-shaping, community building, championing people and providing great homes, you can read our Corporate Plan 2023-32 at https://www.bvt.org.uk/publications/corporate-plan-summary-2023-32/

Closing date: 15th July 2024

Interview dates: TBC

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