Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Operative vacancies in Parks Team at Bristol City Council

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There are Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Operative vacancies available  in the Parks Department now live on the Bristol City Council website.

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Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Operatives

Full time, (37 hours per week) Fixed Term (seasonal) until end of October 2024. 

Closing date 5.3.2024  Due to the number of positions we need to fill we’ll be shortlisting, interviewing, and appointing successful candidates on a weekly rolling basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible as the advert will close once we’ve filled all the available positions.

 This is a fantastic opportunity to join Bristol City Council as a Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Operative. Be part of a flexible and committed team delivering high quality service standards for the city’s parks and green spaces. We have three depots across the city where our teams work from, with several vacancies at each. Within your application, please state which depot/s you would like to work at.

Our depot locations are:  Eastville depot BS5 6NL;  Sea Mills BS9 1DP;  Bishopsworth BS13 7TW

 We provide maintenance in formal parks, nature reserves, play areas and sports facilities.  These spaces provide a vital free resource to Bristol citizens, important for the good health and wellbeing of every community. We also maintain communal grounds for our social housing sites across the city. This is a unique role within the organisation which will ensure that the City’s parks are kept clean and well-kept ensuring users can enjoy the spaces.

 There will be weekend working as our parks are used 24/7.  This will be on a rota and will involve two weekends a month on average.

 A driving licence is essential to help us to deliver the service efficiently across the city.

What will I be doing?

You will be working outdoors in parks and open spaces and within our housing sites across the City.  As part of the team, you will help ensure clean and tidy parks that are well managed which is one of Bristol residents’ key concerns. You will also ensure parks contribute to the wellbeing of every resident and visitor to the City.  You will have a highly important and visual role in making sure our parks and green spaces are welcoming and attractive places to visit.  You will ensure that parks are cleared of litter and that bins are regularly emptied and maintained. You will be part of teams working on horticultural tasks such as grass cutting and shrub pruning. You will ensure parks facilities are clean and safe for visitors to use and check for issues that may impact on park users.

 What do I need to have?

You will have a flexible approach to work, be required to work weekends on a rota basis and you will need to be able to meet the physical demands of the role. You will have a strong customer focus and be prepared to work both in a small team and on your own at different times.  The post may operate across a range of sites throughout the city in all weathers.

 How do I apply?
To be successful in being shortlisted for interview, please submit your CV using the upload option, and complete the supporting summary page explaining how you meet the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification.

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

If you have any further questions or would like to know more after reading the job advert along with the attached job paperwork, then please contact Tom Penn (Area Parks Manager – South) on or call on 07557 003662.

Please remember to state the depot/s you would like to work from as part of your supporting statement.