Grounds Technician

  • Job Reference: 146581
  • Date Posted: 15 July 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
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  • Location: West Midlands (B73 6EB), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £22,000
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Job title: Grounds Technician

Location: Across our 8 sites in Birmingham Leisure

Working Hours: Monday to Sunday, 5 out of 7 days.

Salary: £22,000 per annum


Here at Birmingham Community Leisure Trust our goal is to get more people, more active, more often. We provide affordable access to a wide range of sports and leisure facilities to support healthier and happier people across all segments of the local community. To deliver those services takes an enthusiastic and customer focused team - and right now we are looking to recruit for a Grounds Technician to join our fun and vibrant team at our Birmingham Leisure sites.


As the Grounds Technician the purpose of your role is to be responsible for the delivery of grounds maintenance associated services and processes that support the operation of the sites, setting and ensuring the highest standards of safety, landscaping and grounds maintenance to ensure our Birmingham Leisure venues remain a beautiful, safe and clean place for our staff and customers.


The position will be varied and on a day to day basis, some of your responsibilities will include line marking, rotary mowing, devoting, fertilising, tractor and tractor mounted equipment work, changing litter bins, blowing leaves and any other grounds and landscape maintenance tasks as required.



We share your passion for leisure, and we will offer a safe, fun, and professional working environment You will also receive a free gym membership for you and a family member across 8 of our fantastic leisure centres!


About you


First and foremost, it is desirable that you have relevant experience / knowledge of grounds or a similar environment and the flexibility to work in all grounds areas and other department when required.


You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as be self-motivated and the willingness to undertake further training.


Due to the travel required for this role in working for the various Birmingham sites the successful candidate will need to hold a clean driving license.


Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.


A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work
  • A company that recognises your contribution



Serco/Serco Leisure Operating Limited are appointed as the Trust's Managing Agents. We manage the recruitment process and the Trust's employees in the delivery of the service on their behalf. The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application. Applicants should be aware that in line with the company's policy, employees will have a DBS check where appropriate.


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