Grounds Maintenance Operative (Seasonal)

Aster Group
Ferndown, Dorset
£17,512 pro rata (35 weeks per annum)
13 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

About the Role:

We have an opportunity for a Grounds Maintenance operative to join us as a Seasonal worker 

To maintain grounds of the Aster Group properties as to good horticultural practice, meeting the programme of works and with due regard to Health and Safety and customer satisfaction.

You will carry out the full range of horticultural and maintenance tasks required within the contract including, but not exclusively:


  • Soil preparation, planning and maintenance
  • Herbaceous borders, shrub and flower borders, and pond maintenance
  • Hedge and grass cutting
  • Pruning and tree planting
  • Sweeping, clearing of litter, leaves and fly tipping
  • Application of pesticides
  • Watering
  • Assist in soft/hard landscape work

About You:

You will have at least a year in amenity horticulture, or similar experience. have a good understanding of customer service and a commitment to a high quality of work.

You will hole a current driving licence and C1+E trailer towing capability. Able to carry and operate some reasonably heavy hand held machinery and operate ride on mowers. Flexible approach to working hours.

About Us:

Aster Group provides safety and security through our reliable landlord and independent living services and we supply a wide range of housing options in response to the housing crisis.

We own and manage over 30,000 homes, serving more than 90,000 customers in 40 local authority areas. We employ around 1,300 colleagues based in office locations across our operating regions.

We delivered nearly 1,000 new homes in 2017/18, with revenue from outright sales of £20m, shared ownership first tranche sales of £36m, generating an expected profit before tax of £50m.

We are investing in the future of our business with substantial resources set aside to improve our employee experience and to achieve our digital transformation ambitions. Through the Aster Foundation we are committed to giving something back to our local communities.