Litter & Facilities Operative Vacancy in The Parks Department at Bristol City Council

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This Parks Litter & Facilities Operative vacancy is now live on the Bristol City Council website.

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Parks Litter and Facilities Operative    37 hours a week including some weekendsPermanent job. Closing date – 29th May 2023.

This is a great opportunity to join Bristol City Council Parks Service as a Litter and Facilities Operative helping to keep our parks and green spaces clean and safe.

 The flexible and committed Parks team provide formal parks, nature reserves, play areas and sports facilities across the city as well as maintaining highway verges and communal grounds for our social housing sites across the city.This is an important and visual role, working outdoors in all weathers to make sure our parks and green spaces are welcoming and attractive places to visit.There will be some weekend work as our parks are used 24/7. This will be on a rota and will involve on average working two weekends a month.


What will I be doing?

·       Carrying out site litter picking and bin emptying

·       Cleaning public toilets and other parks buildings

·       Carry out minor maintenance tasks such as painting, cleaning graffiti, nuisance pruning etc. using hand tools

·       Carry out grass cutting and shrub maintenance with use of hand held machinery

·       Clearing flytip from parks and green spaces.


What do I need to have?

·       Full UK driving licence and ability to drive a wide range of vehicles

·       Ability to carry out the physical demands of the role, working outdoors and at weekends

·       Knowledge of health and safety in the workplace

·       Good communication skills


Why Bristol City Council?


At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.


Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.


How do I apply? 

To be successful in being shortlisted for interview, please submit an application which fully demonstrates how you meet each of the essential criteria as laid out in the Person Specification, this should be demonstrated in the ‘Further Information’ section of your application. Your application should fully evidence your education and training, along with your previous employment history. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, therefore please demonstrate how you can meet desirable criteria if you are able to do so.


If you require help and support with filling out the application form please contact our Employment Navigator, Helen Jones at


Additional Information


There are vacancies based in each of the parks depots;

·       Sea Mills Depot, Sea Mills Lane Bristol BS9 1DP

·       Cater Road Depot, Block 15, Unit 9 Cater Road, Bishopsworth, Bristol, BS13 7TW

·       Eastville Depot, New Stadium Road, Bristol BS5 6NL


The post-holder could be asked to work in other areas of the city in the future.


If you have any further queries after reading the job advert along with the attached job paperwork then please contact Sarah Blazier (North Area Parks Manager) on


Interviews are expected to take place: Week commencing 5th June 2023.