Job: Grounds Operative 

Contract: Permanent 

Location: West Park, Macclesfield 

Hours: 37 hours per week 

Salary: Grade 4 £19,312 - £19,698 per annum FTE

Ansa Environmental Services Ltd is a growing Company which is wholly owned by Cheshire East Council. 

We are currently recruiting a number of Grounds Operatives to compliment our existing team. We are looking for somebody who will be committed to providing an effective frontline service to the residents of Cheshire East in a courteous and professional manner.

The role of Grounds Operative involves the completion a range of maintenance and cleansing activities to ensure the Borough of Cheshire East is a clean, safe and an attractive place to live with well maintained streets and public spaces. Other activities will include the maintenance of public open spaces, horticultural features, highway verges, car parks, formal parks, cemeteries and street cleansing duties.

In order to apply for the role, applicants will need to have:

  • Experience of operating grounds maintenance equipment and machinery, tractors and ancillary equipment, ride-on mowers, chainsaws and knapsack sprayers
  • A valid UK driving licence in order to work across the borough
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Customer service, tact and diplomacy skills n order to deal with customers and clients
  • Literacy and numeracy skills in order to complete health and safety related documentation

In return Ansa offer competitive terms and conditions, access to the local government (career average) pension scheme, salary sacrifice schemes, employee assistance programme and access to corporate leisure discount, amongst other benefits.

Access our Job application form - Ansa (PDF, 424KB) or email

Closing date: 30 October 2021

Potential start date: 1 December 2021

The Disability Confident scheme aims to help you successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. Applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. We therefore encourage all applicants to discuss their needs with the recruiting manager so that reasonable adjustments can be made to the recruitment process.

The company is unable to notify every applicant of the result of their application. If you have therefore not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, then you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

**The company will not re-employ employees who left their employment on the grounds of voluntary retirement/severance except in truly exceptional circumstances. Reappointment and re-engagement includes all types of contractual relationships whether they be a contract of employment, contract of service etc. and whether the individual is appointed as an employee or engaged as an interim, direct consultancy or via an agency or other supplier. If you feel however that there are exceptional circumstances in your case, please write in the first instance to Melanie Henniker, Group Head of HR and OD, Environmental Hub, Cledford Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 0JR.

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