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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Employer MAG (Manchester Airports Group)
Sector Aviation
Contract Full Time
Hours Full Time
Wages £20,585 rising to £22,793 post probation
Employer Job Reference
Closing Date 30 Apr 2019

Job Description

  • Grounds Maintenance Operative - Stansted
  • Permanent role, great career opportunity
  • Starting pay of £20,585 rising to £22,793 post probation 


Stansted is seeking a Grounds Maintenance Operative to support maintain the landscaped infrastructure at the Airport, carrying out landscape maintenance to the highest standard and observing best horticultural practices.


The Role


You will ensure the green estate around the Airport is maintained and complete scheduled maintenance programmes as directed. You will ensure all machinery used in the maintenance of the green estate is maintained in a safe condition and liaise with the Ground Maintenance Supervisor where required. 


Principle Accountabilities


  • To work in a team, proactively ensuring that the landscape infrastructure (both interior and exterior) is maintained within regulatory, safety, quality and performance standards
  • Ensure that all plant and equipment is maintained in a safe operational condition. Identify promptly any faults and report to the appropriate person(s) for action
  • Safe operation of machinery, wearing the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times
  • Winter maintenance activities which include weekend and night work on Over Time.  This will be on shift rotation
  • Be responsible for the execution of maintenance tasks as defined in the grounds schedule
  • Ensure all reactive work is acted upon and completed in line with any service level agreements and customer requirements
  • Be responsible for ensuring compliance with health and safety, safe working practices and legislation relevant to the External Engineering Unit




As the successful candidate you will be happy to work as part of a team or on your own, using your initiative. Ideally you will have a professional qualification in Amenity Horticulture/Landscape Maintenance/Arboriculture, a Pa1/Pa6 certificate in safe use of pesticides and a full UK driving licence preferably with trailer towing experience, although training will be provided. To be successful in this role, you will have a high energy and can-do attitude. You must be able to deliver on time and to the highest standard. We will give you the support, skills and tools that you need to be successful if you can bring the drive, personality and desire.


What we offer 


This position is offered with starting pay of £20,585.04 rising to £22,793.52 post probation, alongside company benefits. Stansted is a large employer in the East of England, currently experiencing high growth and we can offer unparalleled career and development opportunities.



MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports. However, our airports are so much more than the place where your holiday starts! They are 24/7 self-contained towns, with the wider property portfolio spanning 6m square feet of office space, high street shops, cafes, restaurants, event locations and corporate hospitality (to name just some of our services) these are all accessed by great transport links and monitored by 24hr security.

MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work.  At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen.