Grounds Maintenance Team Leader – Environmental Services

Type: Temporary

Date Posted: 45013

Closing Date: 45042

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2DT

Salary: £20.98 per hour

Grounds Maintenance Team Leader – Environmental Services

What’s involved with this role:

Interim Grounds Maintenance Team Leader – Environmental Services

Reference no: Rugby 5225992

Pay Rate: £20.98 per hour PAYE

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

Occasional working in adverse weather conditions may be required.

The post holder will lead and drive improvements in Grounds Maintenance by being a proactive champion of public spaces for the community, ensuring value for money and the delivery of high-quality service in line with the expectations of the community.

The successful candidate will collaborates with council staff, at all levels, working under their own direction, receiving general guidance on corporate and service policy and priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide leadership and direction operational staff within the Grounds Maintenance service area and ensure that the team contributes to its full potential in the delivery on the Councils priorities.
Responsible for all operational issues including the scheduling and planning of maintenance activities to maximise their effectiveness and efficiency in meeting the Council’s aspirations for parks and open space areas, having regard to the resource constraints that exist.
Ensure that the actions of the Council promote biodiversity and sustainable land management principles and are conducted with appropriate regard to environmental aspirations.
Actively support the generation of external funding and other business opportunities to assist in the ambition of the service and Council, including the pricing of tenders etc.
To lead colleagues in the development of new and improved methods of working to increase performance standards and efficiency through the continual redesign of services using an “end to end” approach to improvements.
Prepare reports for Cabinet, Panels and other bodies and attend Panels, Cabinet and Committees, public meetings and consultative bodies as requested.
Supervise, motivate and facilitate training opportunities for members of the team .
Ensure compliance of the service with Health & Safety legislation
Any other reasonable duties as may be required by the Chief Officer for Operations and Traded services or other service managers.
Responsible for the direct management of all staff within the team.

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


Horticultural or land management qualification at OND level or equivalent.
Hold relevant practice certificates such as spraying and first aid.

Skills & Experience:

Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
An advanced understanding and experience of the technical aspects of the Grounds Maintenance Service.
Extensive supervisory experience of managing a large workforce
Be resilient under periods of high pressure
Demonstrate a high level of customer focus and an ability to communicate sensitive, complex or challenging information effectively across a variety of media.
Sound knowledge of financial management and control practices including the monitoring of budgets and procurement.
Experience of preparing, procuring and monitoring of service provision contracts.
Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
Full UK driving licence required for the role.
Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed.

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

Any local authority/public sector experience
Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


Job Ref: Rugby 5225992

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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