Grounds Maintenance Operative

Edinburgh | up to £9.90 per hour per annum

Application Close Date: 01/12/2022 (Closed)

Location: Edinburgh & Falkirk

Full Time or Part Time roles available

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Are you enthusiastic and hardworking? Are you highly motivated?

If you identify with the above, this role was made for you!

Glendale has recently been awarded a 3 year contract to maintain the grounds and gardens for a prestigious housing client spanning across Edinburgh and Central Scotland. We now seek to recruit a number of staff to support this and other growing contracts in both Edinburgh and Falkirk

And most importantly, you will be joining a company that can offer valuable career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

Who are we?

Glendale, a winner of BALI Employer of the Year, has revenues of £45 million.

Glendale is one of the largest green space management service providers in the UK and specialises in tree care and management, grounds maintenance and landscaping. For more information visit We are a green business with “green thinking” at the core of everything we do. We have been at the forefront of green services provision since 1989 and offer innovative solutions for the management and maintenance of the green environment.

A Glimpse into the Role awaiting You…

Undertaking grounds maintenance work including mowing grassed areas, strimming, blowing, hedge trimming along with general maintenance to shrub and flower beds.

Who are you?

  • Applicants must be reliable and conscientious, have a can-do attitude and willingness to learn with the ability to work on their own initiative.
  • You should be able to adapt to different working techniques as the post is physically demanding, it would be advantageous if you had experience using a wide variety of small engine machinery such as strimmer, lawn mower, leaf blower etc.
  • A full driving licence and PA1 & PA6 are desirable due to the nature of this role
  • We require you to have reliability, willingness to learn and a strong work ethic which is critical for you to assist us in ensuring our customers receive a high standard of service.
  • Being aware of industry relevant Health & Safety legislation is desirable but training will be given.

Are you interested in gaining a qualification whilst you earn, hoping for a career pathway to being a Supervisor? If this is of interest to you, we can look at an Apprenticeship in Horticulture at Oatridge Agricultural College – SVQ in Parks Gardens and Green Spaces or Horticulture L3 for you.

What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal – discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you. Please apply with a letter of application and CV to

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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