Ground Maintenance Operator


Grounds Maintenance Operative – Ipsum Drainage Scotland – Retail Park Based

The Company

Our vision is to be widely recognised as the UK’s customer service leader in specialist utility and infrastructure services. Providing great customer service is at the heart of what we do, and our commitment is to deliver this safely and innovatively through our highly skilled teams – we call this the Ipsum Way.

We’re always looking for people who are passionate about delivering outstanding customer service and who take pride in delivering essential services 24/7/365 that really make a difference to local people and communities.

We are committed to supporting and developing our people to achieve their full potential. If you join us, as well as learning on the job, we offer structured learning in the form of apprenticeship programmes and sponsoring relevant professional qualifications.  If your qualification gives you membership of an accredited professional body then we will reimburse your annual membership fee. Investing in our people and enhancing our expertise and flexibility enables us to deliver the highest standard of service to our customers.

We really value our people and so we like to look after them.  In addition to an attractive salary, if you work for us, you’ll enjoy a range of employee benefits which you can explore more about by visiting our website www.ipsumutilities.com.

The Role

Job Purpose

undertaking all jobs competently and safely in a professional manner ensuring safe working practices whilst instilling client confidence in our company’s abilities.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To work on own initiative to deliver all aspects of grounds maintenance. 
  • Routine garden maintenance such as grass cutting, hedge trimming & strimming
  • Plant care
  • Pruning, weeding. 
  • Tree maintenance 
  • To operate and carry out basic maintenance of tools and machinery associated with the role inline with Health & Safety regulations. 
  • To communicate with clients and members of the public in a professional & courteous manner. 
  • Ensure the highest level of customer care and quality workmanship. 
  • Follow the Ipsum Drainage (Scotland) Limited Health & Safety policy at all times
  • Carry our any other duties as may reasonably be expected of the post holder, commensurate with the scope, spirit and nature of the job.

The Person


Driving licence 

Knowledge & Experience

  • Landscaping or ground maintenance experience. 
  • Experience in the use of tools and equipment such as mowers, strimmers & hedge cutters, 
  • Good Health & Safety awareness 
  • Experience of working as part of a team and the ability to build positive collaborative relationships with colleagues, management and customers. 

Skills & Personal Qualities

  • Good communication skills 
  • Self- motivated and organised. 
  • Flexible attitude and approach. 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to deliver tasks to deadline. 

Ipsum is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.