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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Barnstaple and surrounding areas
£21,210.12 annual/ £11.02 per hour
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Role: Grounds Maintenance Operative

Location: Barnstaple and surrounding areas

Salary: £21,210.12 annual/ £11.02 per hour

Hours:37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

The Role

The purpose of this role is to ensure all North Devon Homes’ residential areas are kept clean and tidy maintaining the value of the Company’s land assets. Working as part of a team, undertaking a host of duties to include grass cutting, shrub maintenance, hedge cutting, spraying, litter collection, play area inspections.

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Grass cutting using powered mowers and strimmers.
  • Hedge cutting using powered hedge cutters.
  • Weeding and pruning of shrub beds.
  • Litter picking

About You

  • You will be looking to work for a supportive company delivering valuable services to the local community.
  • Ideally you will have experience in working outdoors
  • You will have an understanding and working knowledge of health & safety principles.
  • You will work well in a team environment, be comfortable working independently and be supportive of others.
  • Hold a full drivers licence.


  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 7% Employer contribution Pension
  • Cash Plan of up to £1400 per year
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Health & Wellbeing Support
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Refer a Friend Scheme

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Basic DBS check.

Closing date: Friday 15 March 2024 – 09:00

Interviews: Week Commencing 18 March 2024

To Apply: Applications must include a CV and supporting statement.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role to which they have applied. We request that all applications are submitted with a completed Equality & Diversity Form.

Should you require this information in alternate format, please contact the HR team on 01271 313352.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Company info
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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