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Job Description

Thrive Group are The Workforce People in Temporary and Permanent employment.

Thrive Oldham is currently recruiting for a temporary Gardener/Landscaper to work for the local authority in Hyde.

This is a temporary position and is to start immediately.

Location: Hyde
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-3.40pm
Pay Rate: £9.90 per hour
Pay Rate after 12 wks: £10.28 per hour

Assignment: Temporary

Job Role:

Carrying out general cleansing and grounds maintenance duties across the Borough. Such work regularly involves the use of powered mechanical equipment, e.g. mechanical road and precinct sweepers, tippers, etc. using a range of light tools and machinery, e.g. hand mowers, strimmers, blowers, hedge cutters etc.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Fly-tipping removal
  • Mechanical street cleansing
  • Litter picking
  • Empty litter bins
  • Graffiti removal
  • Hedge trimming includes cutting back obstructive vegetation
  • Strimming
  • Removal of dead animals/syringes
  • The cleansing of play areas and other similar facilities
  • Cleansing of buildings, e.g. public toilets, sports changing rooms, park pavilions, depots and Similar Operations run facilities
  • Chemical spraying and weed spraying, etc.
  • To assist in staging various events


  • Full driving licence desirable but not essential.
  • Experience in environmental maintenance tasks relevant to the work of the post.
  • Experience in using powered and mechanical garden machinery relevant to the work of the post.
  • Able to work under pressure and to high standards in terms of time and work quality.
  • Able to work outdoors and in all weather conditions with appropriate protective clothing/equipment providing it is safe to carry out such duties.

About You:

  • Adhere to the rules of wearing the correct PPE at all times.
  • Must be fit and healthy as a lot of walking is involved.
  • Experience in a similar role is desirable.
  • Able to use own initiative and be a team player.
  • Have an excellent work ethic, reliability, and ability to learn new skills.


As a Thrive employee, you will have access to our exciting new benefits portal via the Benefits App.

Discount outlet: Save money in shops, restaurants, and UK attractions.
Employee support: with access to counsellors 24/7.
Health & wellbeing services: including online health check and Gym discounts.
24/7 GP: to book appointments simply & quickly.
Payslips & pensions information.

Thrive Group are acting as an employment business in regards to this role.