Grounds Maintenance Supervisor – ADV274 – Please respond direct to the advertiser

From Reading Borough Council

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Grounds Maintenance Supervisor required

RG5 (SCP 22-28) progression criteria SCP 26-28, £26,317 – £31,371 pa

Full-time, 37 hours per week, to include rostered weekend cover • Permanent

Ref: DEN0192

Join us here at Reading Borough Council, and you can look forward to a rewarding new role as part of a friendly and supportive team. We work together, helping each other to make lives better for people in our communities. If you’d like to be part of our growing future, we can offer excellent training and development, not to mention a range of great benefits. So be part of an organisation that will genuinely value you and your contribution to our success. Get in touch now.

Reading Borough Council’s Parks Team is responsible for the grounds maintenance of Reading’s parks and gardens, allotments, cemeteries, highways verges, Council Housing estates and other public land. The Council also has a growing portfolio of commercial clients. We are currently seeking a skilled and experienced supervisor to join the team that oversees commercial contracts as well as grounds maintenance of public areas in Reading.

The job involves managing the day-to-day operations of grounds maintenance staff, securing high quality work, ensuring the health and safety of the team and the public, dealing with customer enquiries, and liaising with suppliers and contractors. The role involves rostered one-in-four weekend working and reactive 24 hour emergency call out.

You will hold an NVQ Level 3 Amenity Horticulture or equivalent qualification. You will be able to demonstrate extensive experience of estate maintenance and a sound knowledge of horticulture. Your experience in managing staff and in dealing with the public will be valuable. Knowledge of health and safety relating to the post is essential.

You will be responsible for the administration associated with the role, and will need to be computer literate.

You should be self-motivated, courteous with customers, a good team worker and willing to work outside in all weather conditions. You should hold a current driving licence.

Benefits include membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and opportunities for overtime. All PPE, equipment and necessary training are provided by the employer. Most work is local to Reading.

For further information, contact Andy Gillespie in the Parks Team on 0118 937 2724.

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email with details.

Visit for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2039 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Closing date: Wednesday 12 December 2019

Interview date: Monday 16 December 2019