Environmental Operative

Job Description

Are you an experienced grounds operative? How about a unique role working on a military estate in support of our Army customers? You’ll get to be part of supporting key environmental projects across the Salisbury Plain and Aldershot. Join a great team at Aspire Defence Services…

As an Environmental Operative, you’ll work closely with the Environmental Grounds Advisor to deliver required inspections of grounds maintenance features and upkeep activities for SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) features across all ADSL sites.

Your responsibilities will include carrying out basic maintenance activities on SUDS features and grounds across all sites, including but not limited to – removal of basal growths and ivy from trees, weeding, planting and grass cutting.

You’ll also be responsible for keeping to the schedule of tree planting and watering activities across all sites, as well as identifying and reporting any non-conformance of grounds maintenance and generally supporting habitat improvement activities and initiatives.

This means that, above all else, you should have passion for and knowledge of the natural environment, as well as experience of grounds maintenance amongst other key skills. You should also have good communication and work well alone or in a team, because sometimes you may be required to take up individual tasks.

You should be a team player and have a flexible approach to work, willing to learn new things, because you’ll be part of a team that supports one another to ensure deliverables are met. You’ll also receive continued support to develop new skills in order to deliver on set objectives.

But first, meet the team…

With a 35-year contract, making soldiers’ lives better is at the heart of everything we do at Aspire Defence Services.

Seriously, picture a heart (the real one) and imagine how hard it works to keep the body running, making sure every part gets exactly what it needs to thrive. That’s our mission; to deliver a modern, fully serviced, flexible working environment for soldiers.

And just as the heart needs certain parts to keep the body alive, we need the dedication and commitment of our people to support our customers. We deliver a broad range of services for one-third of the British Army living and working on our patch, and we're proud of the work we do.

We’re all about nurturing great teams, and our award-winning safety and wellbeing initiatives are built on keeping an eye out for one another and having a good work-life balance.

In addition to being part of our team, you’ll also get…

  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, as well as the option to buy and sell holiday
  • Contributory Company Pension Plan matched up to 6%, plus individual life assurance
  • Birthday Day Off Scheme
  • Cycle to Work and Tech Scheme
  • Discounted gym membership at Aldershot and Tidworth Leisure Centre
  • A shopping discounts scheme
  • Employee assistance and health and wellbeing check ins
  • Reward and recognition to celebrate outstanding achievements.
  • Company van and Free on-site parking

Ready to join the team?

You must have a fully valid UK driving licence and experience in grounds maintenance, landscape management, habitat restoration, ecology, or similar area. In addition, working knowledge of Health and Safety requirements and knowledge of wildlife and the natural environment would be desirable.

Salary: Up to £25,700 dependent on skills and experience 
Location: Tidworth 

Please note: Our garrisons are tobacco free working environments. As part of this role, you will be required to obtain security clearance prior to starting with us.

ADSL has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the right to live and work in the UK. If you are invited to an interview, you will be asked to bring with you original copies of documentation that provides evidence of your right to live and work in the UK. Applicants needing skilled worker sponsorship may not be suitable for this post due to the immediacy of the appointment. If you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to ADSL verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate against protected characteristics. We guarantee that candidates will be given the same consideration and will pass through our established procedures. Please note, this vacancy may close early if we receive a high volume of applications.