Senior External Operative


Senior External Operative

  • Location:
    Milton Keynes (MK12)
  • Salary:
    £19,995 + benefits
  • Employment Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Closing Date:
    7 July 2022

We are Places Management; we help to maintain over 80,000 properties across the UK, that our customers are proud to call home. 

We want you to join the Places for People Group and the 11,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped to build, manage, maintain places that people are proud to call home and stay active in. How do we do all this? We surround ourselves with can do people, get things done people and customer focussed people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.  

More about your role

Are you tired of working seasonally? Or are you looking for more job security? Here at Places for People Landscapes we are looking to recruit a permanent Senior External Operative, to join our team and work with us all year round.

You will be working in the Milton Keynes area, within a team of Operatives carrying out a high quality service. As well as maintaining lawns we will need you to keep our neighbourhoods in bloom by planting trees, shrubs and flowers. You will maintain footpaths, walkways, car parks and other hard standing area's as well as clearing snow from pedestrian areas and carrying out repairs including fences and planters may also be needed.

With suitable certification we will require you to apply herbicides on plants or soil. You will also carry out lawn inspections and apply fertilizers, pesticides as required. As we work within the general public we need you to ensure everything is carried out within Health & Safety guidelines and the group's Health & Safety Policy is adhered to.

Please Note: This is an outdoors role, so you need to be prepared to work outside all year round, in the glorious British weather (that includes snow, shine or rain).

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

More about you

Have you worked within a landscape or maintenance team previously? If yes then we want to hear from you.  Although it is not essential, holding a PA1 and PA6A spraying license would be valuable. 

The Landscape Team carries out maintenance within our communities so this role will see you working closely with our customers, therefore we will need you to be an excellent communicator. This is a busy time for us so we need you to have strong organisation skills for you to be able to manage your workload.

A full valid driving licence is essential.

The benefits

We are a large diverse and ambitious business, which will give you job security and all the challenge you could wish for. Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.   

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier which can include:  

  • Pension with matched contributions  
  • 35 days Holiday per year
  • No seasonal hours, ensuring your pay is the same during winter and summer. 
  • Excellent sick pay  
  • Training  
  • Extra perks including huge discounts and offers from shops, cinemas and much more. 

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 666555.

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

If you are using a mobile device such as an iPad then ensure your CV is stored in the cloud, we currently support Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

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Milton Keynes (MK12)
53 Triangle Building, Wolverton Park Road, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK12 5FJ
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