Grounds Assistant (Temporary Contract)

Grounds Assistant (Temporary Contract)

Helping Make Dunstable a Better Place 

Salary £18,795 per annum for 37 hours per week pro rata to a fixed term contract. Based predominately at Dunstable Cemetery but may be required to work in other areas of the town.  You may be required to work additional hours to assist with weekend grounds duties (by rota) and periodic events. 

The Town Council is seeking to recruit two Temporary Grounds Assistants to be part of an award winning grounds team for the summer period April to early November 2019. Tasks will include grass cutting, litter collection and cleaning, assisting with grave digging and burials, and general grounds maintenance.

Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to use a wide range of grounds maintenance and cleaning equipment, are approachable and helpful, have a ‘can do’ attitude and have good customer service skills.

Applicants should have previous experience of working outdoors on grounds maintenance, and must have a full clean driving licence. A relevant professional, technical or vocational qualification to NVQ Level 1 would be an advantage.

Vacancy benefits include access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and Employee Assistance Programme.

If you would like to apply for this position please complete the online application form which can be found below. There is also a copy of the job description and a printable version of the application form if you prefer. Any queries please contact or call (01582) 513000.

For further information or an informal discussion, please call the Operations Manager, Mr Ian Swinnerton, directly on (01582) 891427.

CVs will not be accepted.  

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS – 5.00pm on Friday 22 February 2019 

Provisional interview dateMonday 11 March 2019

Job Description for Grounds Assistant (Temporary Contract)
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Application Form (Printable Version)
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