Grounds Maintenance Operative

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Your New Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a permanent Grounds Maintenance Operative to join our Ministry of Justice (MoJ) account in HMP Long Lartin, Worcestershire, South Littleton WR11 8TZ this role is based on-site.

The salary is £22,105.20 and there may be a need to work some weekends but this would be on a rota basis (and with an additional allowance of 15% of basic salary)

At Amey, we’re supporting our justice client, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) by providing them with safe, clean and efficient prisons.

By using our facilities management expertise, we help keep 60 secure premises across England and Wales running smoothly.

Grounds Maintenance Operative plays an important part in ensuring the planned and reactive maintenance work within the prisons is carried out in a safe, compliant and timely manner.

The standard hours of work are 39 hours per week (across 7 days where a weekend shift pattern is in place).

Work-life balance and flexibility are key for our success. We empower our people to make choices that are right for them, with hybrid, part-time and flexible work patterns. And with a network of offices across the UK, we’re open to discussing working options that suit you.

You will be responsible for:

  • General maintenance, such as grass cutting, hedge trimming, clearing leaves and litter, verges, weed spraying, tree care, horticulture activities such as. planting, pruning and seeding.
  • Erect and dismantle equipment, operating light plant and power tools, undertake cutting equipment checks.
  • Setting out, making sports pitches including grass and tarmac with upkeep of artificial, synthetic pitches in recreational areas.
  • Painting sundry equipment.
  • Drainage works.
  • General good housekeeping, including litter picking around the grounds if required.
  • All other FM duties as required directed by team manager.
  • This role will also support both local and business zero carbon programmes, working towards zero carbon in a strategic and lean manner as and where it is appropriate.
  • Responsible for ensuring H&S standards are achieved across the contract.

What makes this role unique is you will have a positive impact on the environment within the prison grounds, sometimes working alongside prisoners. Prison Security Clearance will be required (Amey will support you through this process).

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Full driving licence.
  • Knowledge and experience of gardening, horticulture operations and grounds maintenance type duties.
  • Weed spraying certificate.
  • Experience in operating light plant and equipment and wheeled tractors.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Chainsaw Wind Blown Trees (CS 34) CS30/CS31
  • Chainsaw maintenance and Cross Cut.
  • Ladder use.

Ideally you will be qualified in the use of grounds maintenance machinery with experience in their use and knowledge of safety measures required.

In addition to this, it would be desirable if you are comfortable in a prisoner-facing environment and are confident to share skills and experience with others to help you hit the ground running, although this is not essential as we will provide you with the required development you need to bring you up to speed

What We Offer You

When you join us, we can offer flexibility, career development, a choice of benefits and support that help you through all life’s ups and downs. It’s the reason why Investors in People put us among the top 1% of employers and we have a competitive reward and benefits program

  • Career Development – Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Pension – Generous Pension scheme which we will contribute to
  • Holidays – Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Choices – Our flexible benefits scheme is tailored by you, including buying additional annual leave, cycle2work scheme, charity giving and gym membership
  • Save with Amey – Our online voucher portal gives you access to thousands of discounts from leading retailers to help you save on shopping, days out, or nights in. It includes healthcare, free GP service, dental vouchers
  • Social Value – You’ll get 2 Community Involvement Days each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice and further opportunities to support fundraising initiatives

We embrace difference and support individuals to work in ways that work best for them.

We are committed to working sustainably and by working in partnership with the communities we serve, so people and the planet are protected.

At Amey, you have freedom to perform because we know if nothing holds you back, together, we can be extraordinary.

Who is Amey

  • We are at the heart of modern Britain, helping the economy to grow by designing, maintaining and transforming the nation’s strategic assets.
  • Our 11,000 people are behind the critical services the country relies on every day.
  • Our unique engineering and operations experience, together with data driven insight from our consulting business, delivers better results for our clients.
  • We are trusted partners of Government – both national and local – managing assets and complex projects that are vital to the sustainable growth of the country.

To find out more take a look at our website

Application Guidance

Amey is committed to Inclusion and Diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. Please contact our recruitment team at to discuss any access needs, reasonable adjustments or additional support that may be required at any point during the recruitment process.

Apply today – We are excited to hear from you!

We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date should we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


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