Grounds Supervisor

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 17.28 - £ 18.28 / Hour
  • Category
    Agriculture & Fishing - Agriculture & Fishing
  • Job type
    Temporary
  • Industry
    Agriculture and Fishing
  • External Reference
    JN-052020-129160

To undertake all responsibilities listed below:




  1. Design and deliver the daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal schedule of tasks according to agreed standards and within agreed timeframes, by teams of grounds maintenance operatives.




  1. Line manage 20+ grounds maintenance operatives and monitor and oversee their work on a daily basis and allocate vehicles, machinery, staff, equipment, materials and other resources as appropriate to reflect the changing requirements of the work schedule and the impact of staff absence, vehicle equipment maintenance and repair, weather conditions, complaints etc. and conduct and record formal inspections of site standards, health and safety compliance and vehicle and equipment use, cleanliness and compliance.




  1. Manage the recruitment, assessment, training and allocation of agency, seasonal and permanent staff and apprenticeships and act as a mentor and assessor for apprentices and staff working towards RQF and other vocational qualifications




  1. Direct, motivate and monitor teams of operatives carrying out grounds maintenance activities as required. This includes but is not limited to:



  • Litter picking

  • Leaf clearance, weed and detritus removal

  • Removal of graffiti and fly posting

  • Clearance of fly tipping

  • Emptying of litter/dog bins

  • Safe collection and disposal of hazardous waste such as needles or other sharp items

  • Grass cutting (using pedestrian or ride-on mowers)

  • Strimming

  • Hedge trimming and winter maintenance pruning

  • Path edging

  • Ground based arboriculture work

  • Play equipment inspection and repairs

  • Toilet, changing room and pavilion cleaning

  • Cleaning and inspection of water features

  • Inspection, cleansing and replacement of play sand, bark or other approved play area material

  • Planting and maintenance of seasonal floral displays

  • Locking and unlocking of sites and premises

  • Cultivation, preparation, planting and maintenance of standard trees and shrubs

  • Specialist sports pitch maintenance and annual renovation

  • Parks infrastructure repairs and maintenance




  1. Carry out health and safety inductions for new and agency staff and conduct competence training in the safe use of powered hand tools and ride-on machinery.




  1. Ensure staff are complying with the Council's policies and procedures in respect of safe operation of vehicles and machinery including ensuring that the appropriate daily checks are made and recorded, basic maintenance is carried out in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, defect sheets are completed and that safety critical defects are rectified before the vehicle or item of machinery are put back into use.




  1. Ensure staff are complying with the Council's policies and procedures in respect of HR matters and the Council's code of Conduct and ensure accurate completion and submission of timesheets, work records, accident reports, annual leave and sickness




  1. Carry out an initial investigation into all accidents, near miss reports and all other reports regarding staff behaviour and other incidents and report the findings to the Operations Manager with recommendations for remedial actions.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Please apply with your CV to: Charlotte St.Clair