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General Driver Grounds Maintenance Operative

Job Description

Thrive Oldham are recruiting a General Driver/ Grounds Maintenance worker for the Rochdale area


The task will entail carrying out general gardening/ grounds maintenance duties, including grass cutting using pedestrian, hand held and ride-on machines.

Strimming, Hedge trimming, shrub maintenance, edging off on the councils green spaces. Weed removal, general street cleansing.

Operatives will also be expected to Litter pick areas where required and empty litter bins if necessary.


Skills and knowledge required to carry out the role (what would appear on a person spec)

Candidate must be physically fit, enthusiastic, Reliable and willing to learn about all aspects of horticulture.

Candidates must be able to work on their own or as part of a team.

They must also be willing to work in any part of the borough.

Candidates must also be willing to work overtime as part of the service needs and requirements. This will be on an ad-hoc basis.


Again information that would normally be on the person spec - any essential qualifications or specific experience required.

It's essential that candidates have a full driving licence.

It would also be desirable to have a qualification in Horticulture NVQ, City & Guilds or equivalent, and / or have experience working in a Grounds maintenance environment, again this is not essential

Desirable to have a Pesticides application Certificate PA1 & PA6


Any specific certificates, PPE, specific H&S requirements.

Drivers licence will need to be produced on first day.

£12.59 per hour