Grounds Maintenance Operative

June 21, 2024
£12 - £12

Job Description

Job Title: Grounds Maintenance Operative

Location: Kilmarnock (working in the Ayrshire area)

Salary: £12 per hour

Job Type: Full time, Permanent.

About us:

A P Broome Landscapes Ltd is a thriving, well-established commercial grounds maintenance company headquartered in Preston, Lancashire. With over five decades of experience, we hold multi-million-pound contracts nationwide. Specialising in serving blue chip utilities.

Position Summary:

We are currently seeking two dedicated and skilled Grounds Maintenance Operatives to join our team based in the Kilmarnock area and working across Ayrshire. In this role, you will play a crucial part in maintaining the grounds surrounding hazardous installations, such as substations and gas terminals, for various prestigious clients across our extensive contract portfolio.

There may be an occasional requirement to stop away from home when the sites you work on are a distance from your home address.

Please Note: A driving licence is essential for this role therefore candidates must posses this to be considered.


  • Work as part of a two-person operations team, closely supported by our dedicated contract teams.
  • Ensure the highest standards of health and safety are maintained throughout all operations.
  • Conduct routine grounds maintenance tasks, in accordance with company procedures and client requirements.
  • Utilise your PA1 PA6 certifications, with a preference on knapsack spraying expertise to contribute to the effective management of maintenance.
  • Apply your exceptional organisational and communication skills to coordinate tasks efficiently.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Maintain a valid UK Driving licence for required travel.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience and knowledge of strict H&S operations and its practical implications
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work using own initiative and as part of a team
  • NPTC PA1 & PA6 (preferably knapsack spraying)
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Ability to stop out due to coverage with Stopping out bonus.

Desirable Criteria:

  • PA2ar (quad bike spraying)
  • Woodchipper
  • Utility Arboriculture Qualifications
  • SHEA Passports (SHEA Gas, Power or Water)
  • Manual Handling certification
  • First Aid certification
  • Grounds Maintenance certifications Person (substations)
  • Competent Person (substations)


  • A competitive salary, commensurate with your qualifications and experience
  • Inclusion in the Government Pension Scheme
  • 20 days of annual leave – some of which is taken for a full Christmas shut down
  • Provision of vehicle, equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment PPE
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program, free confidential Health and wellbeing advise

If you are passionate about grounds maintenance and possess the required qualifications and experience, we encourage you to apply.

Note: Due to the high volume of applications, we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted personally.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of: Landscape Gardener, Landscape Operative, Experienced Groundworker, Landscape, Landscaper, Garden, Grounds, Ground Maintenance Operative, Garden Project Management, Grounds Worker, Grounds maintenance team members, may also be considered for this role.