Grounds MaintenanceWe are Places Management, part of the Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone. How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with green fingered people, get the job done people and dig deeper people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 195,000 homes, manage £4 billion of assets and teach 75,000 children to swim each week.More about your roleAre 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 Grounds Maintenance Operative to join our team here at our depot in Nottingham and to work with us all year round.You will be working within a team of Grounds Maintenance 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). This role will cover various sites around Nottingham we will therefore need you to have access to your own vehicle and a current driving license or means of mobility.For more information please download our job profile available on our website.More about youHave you worked within a landscape 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. A full valid driving licence is essential; ideally with a trailer licence (B+E) or have passed your driving test prior to 1997 and have this entitlement.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 to manage you workload.The benefitsOur ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business. 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; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.