Gardener Groundsperson Driver - MID03831

Midlothian Council


£19,987 to £20,888 per annum Grade 2 Full Time Contact: Please see description Reference: MID03831

Job Description


Based at Stobhill Depot, you will undertake work in schools, public parks, playing fields, domestic gardens, landscaped areas and similar open spaces within the Midlothian area.

With minimal supervision, you will apply a full range of horticultural and/or arboricultural skills to the duties of the post.  These include the maintenance of fine and sports turf, interpretation of plans, site preparation and construction, landscaping and setting out of pitches, tree care and propagation.

Some experience within a horticultural/greenkeeping environment is desirable. Also a weedkilling certificate and experience of operating ride on machinery, tractors, mini-diggers, chain saws, raised platforms, dumpers is desirable. A driving licence which includes the operation of trailers is essential.

Jobholder need to be able demonstrate the ability to undertake a range of landscaping activities over the different seasons. 

To be competent in the role jobholders will be expected to undertake external and in-house training for specific skills such as weed spraying and have knowledge of and certification in the use of stone cutters, dumpers, diggers, C.A.T scans etc.

CLOSING DATE – 8th August 2021

INTERVIEW DATE – To be confirmed 


Position Title: Gardener Groundsperson Driver              

Position Number: LG06      

Directorate: Place                           

Location: Stobhill/Penicuik/Cemeteries                                      

Contract Status: Permanent          

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern:   Monday to Friday Summer/Winter Hours              

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £19,987.03 per annum.

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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