• Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Grays, Thurrock
  • £12.14 an hour USD / Year
  • £12.14 an hour


Adore Recruitment are working with the local Authority of Thurrock – We are recruiting for the following staff – For a 6 Month Contract.

Assisted Gardens Staff & Ground Operatives


To be responsible for carrying out a range of activities ensuring that a high standard of Assisted Gardens and grounds maintenance is achieved.

Desirable but not essential that you have a 3.5Tonne or 7.5Tonne Licence


This includes:

  • Leaf clearance, weed and detritus removal.
  • Removal of graffiti and fly posting
  • Clearance of fly tipping
  • Emptying of litter and dog waste bins
  • Grass cutting (using pedestrian or ride-on mowers)
  • Strimming
  • Hedge trimming and winter maintenance pruning.
  • Path edging
  • Weed spaying (if certified)
  • Supporting arboriculture work as required

Prepare and check all equipment required to undertake the allocated tasks. Report all defects to equipment in a timely manner.

Take responsibility for completing daily tasks, as allocated by the Area Supervisor efficiently and to a high standard.

If tasked with driving duties, be responsible for ensuring appropriate vehicle checks are completed and documented, that the vehicle is cleaned after use and that any defects or accidents are reported promptly.

Be responsible for the security and safe operation of any plant or equipment that has been allocated to you to enable you to complete your work.

Undertake duties using hand tools including, but not limited to:

  • Blowers
  • Strimmer’s
  • Hedge cutters
  • Pole saws
  • Chainsaws
  • Mowers (pedestrian or ride on)
  • Rotavators
  • Woodchippers

Be responsible for ensuring that you only use equipment/hand tools for which you have receive adequate instruction and/or hold the required certificate.

Be responsible for completing and submitting in a timely manner, work records including, but not limited to:

  • Timesheets
  • Work records
  • Drivers checks
  • Accident reports

1. Skills and Abilities – Essential

  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Ability to undertake work of a physical nature in all weather conditions.
  • Functional numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to work alone if required.
  • Ability to complete works records in a clear and timely manner

1. Skills and Abilities – Desirable

  • Certified to use a chainsaw.
  • Certified to use woodchipper

2. Special Knowledge – Essential

  • Understanding of basic Health and Safety guidelines

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 6 months

Salary: £12.14 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Grays (required)
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