Starting salary: £19,650 rising to £20,043 – Pay award pending 

Dunstable is proud of its rich heritage and award-winning parks and cemetery.  Do you want to join a grounds team who work to the highest standards and provide first-class high-quality services to local residents and visitors?    

Your Rewards 

  • Competitive salary
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Your Role 

The Town Council is looking for an enthusiastic person with a keen interest in horticulture and environmental sustainability who is committed to maintaining Green Flag parks and open spaces and town centre floral displays to a very highest standard. The individual will also have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in grave digging and burial services.

The duties of the post will include a wide range of grounds maintenance operations including fine turf management, planting and maintenance of shrubbery, herbaceous and annual floral display borders, litter picking and bin emptying, amenity grass cutting and strimming and sports pitch maintenance. The post holder will also be expected to work some additional hours as required to assist with weekend grounds duties.

About You 

If you have an NVQ Level 2 in Horticulture and/or at least two years’ experience of general grounds maintenance and/or professional gardening and enjoy working in an outdoor environment, then we would like to hear from you. A full driving licence is also essential for this role.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV and supporting statement to addressing how you meet the essential and desirable criteria.

If you would like an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Dimitrisz Sopisz, Grounds Operations Manager, on 01582 891427 or email 


Interviews will take place on Monday 3 of April 2023.

If you have not been contacted by 31 March 2023, your application has not been successful at this time.