Gardener/Groundskeeper

Posted by Town Hall Staff 23 March 2021

Full time, 37 hours per week
Salary: £11.30 per hour / £ 21,748 per annum
1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Are you self-motivated, passionate about making a difference in your local community and keen put your skills to good use? This may be the perfect position for you!

 About Us

Felixstowe Town Council is a local council serving and representing the residents of Felixstowe. Our small team supports the Mayor of Felixstowe and the 15 other Town Councillors in their responsibilities, which include; local community buildings, allotments, cemetery, play areas, Remembrance events, Felixstowe in Flower and town twinning; as well as other community action, such as; providing grants to local organisations, responding to local planning applications, strategic plans and consultations.

 About the Role

We are looking for an gardener/groundskeeper to help maintain our allotments, cemetery (including digging for burials), and other community sites. This is a great opportunity for someone skilled in grounds maintenance to join a team that enjoys serving their local community.

The successful postholder will be appointed on a fixed-term one-year contract, though would be welcome to apply for any permanent vacancies within the organisation should they arise.

 About You

You will be a hard-working, skilled individual who enjoys the challenge of working outdoors, in all weathers, to help maintain community sites.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work alone or as part of a small team to a high standard. You will take pride in yourself and your work, have good attention to detail, and capable of carrying out all types of grounds maintenance work including grass cutting and hedge trimming (using ride on mowers and associated small machinery), litter picking and site inspections. 

The ideal candidate will be ready to start as soon as possible, hold a current UK driving licence and be qualified to undertake duties commensurate with the role.

If you are self-motivated, with the ability to adapt to change and work under pressure, then we’d love to hear from you!

Benefits include

  • 30 days holiday (includes public holidays)
  • Contributory pension scheme

 Our Commitment

As part of our ongoing commitment to Equality and Diversity, the Town Council welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all ages and backgrounds.

Closing date: ongoing

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

How to apply:

Read the Gardener – Groundskeeper Job Description

Read the Gardener – Groundskeeper Person Specification

Email jobs@felixstowe.gov.uk for an application form.

Previous applicants need not apply.