Grounds Maintenance Operative - Harrogate (095527)

Salary: £23,150 to £23,893 per annum

Grade CD-E

Contract: Permanent 

Hours: Annualised 42 hours over 5 days in summer; 32 hours per week over 4 days in Winter

Location: Harrogate


Are you passionate about grounds maintenance and working outdoors?  


Are you looking for a role which offers great working hours year-round?  


If you want to make a positive difference to the beautiful district of Harrogate and North Yorkshire, then this could be the job for you.    


We’re looking for Ground Maintenance Operatives to join our Horticultural Team in Harrogate.   


Our service

Our Horticultural Team is responsible for the maintenance of all the parks and gardens across the area to ensure the spaces are well maintained and attractive for both residents and visitors alike.    


The role

As our Grounds Maintenance Operative, you will be responsible for working as part of a team to undertake a wide range of grounds maintenance tasks and duties including flower, shrub and rose beds as well as the use of grass cutters and other machinery.  


What you will bring

  • To be successful you will have experience in:
  • Working within grounds and maintenance;
  • The use of ride-on and pedestrian grass cutting machinery;
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety at work;
  • Knowledge of play park inspections to ROSPA standard.


As the role covers the district you will require a full driving licence.  


Contact and Apply

If you would like to find out more about our fantastic opportunity, please contact Kirsty Stewart on 07525988396 for more details.    

Key Documents


Job description: Grounds Maintenance Operative Grade CD-E.docx

Total Rewards 


Key Dates


Closing Date: 16th June 2024

Interview Date: week commencing 24th June 2024

Venue for Interview: Claro Road Depot, Harrogate


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Grounds Maintenance Operative - Harrogate (095527)
Location: NYC Harrogate
Salary: £23,150 - £23,893 per annum