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Groundsman Apprentice Swanscombe & Greenhithe Town Council

The post holder will provide support to the Senior Groundsman / Gardener to achieve a high standard of upkeep at Town Council owned/managed sites across Swanscombe and Greenhithe. This will include the maintenance of pitches for football, cricket, bowls greens and tennis courts.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 8am and 4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To assist the Senior Groundsman/Gardener in routine maintenance of Town Council owned/managed sites/buildings to include:

  • Grass cutting
  • Weeding
  • Hedge trimming
  • Clearing leaves
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Seeding
  • Tree care
  • Litter picking
  • Bin emptying
  • Maintenance, repairs and regular inspections (and recording of findings) of play areas, equipment and safety surfaces
  • Maintenance, repairs and decoration of Town Council facilities/buildings/structures (including notice boards, benches, bins, signs)
  • Maintenance of sports pitches including marking out, preparation and reparation works

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Any horticultural, gardening or landscaping skills or experience will be beneficial
  • A team player
  • Hardworking and passionate 

Personal qualities

  • To work with tact and diplomacy when dealing with members of the public
  • To undertake duties in a workmanlike manner ensuring public safety is not impaired or their enjoyments of the amenities adversely affected during work, unless absolutly necessary

Desired qualifications

English and maths Grade C/4 or above.

Future prospects

Good opportunities for development both into a fully employed Groundsman Gardener and progression onto the role of Senior Groundsman Gardener.

Things to consider

This is outdoor work 12 months of the year in all weathers.

Although the yard is accessible by public transport links the need to drive is essential to be both covered by the Town Councils insurance for equipment and also to drive the fleet vehicles between the various sites across the town.

Based at Swanscombe Park, Park Road, Swanscombe, Kent but work sites are across the 64 acres managed by the Town Council.

About the employer

Swansombe and Greenhithe Town Council - taking pride in our Town.


Swanscombe & Greenhithe Town Council


Council Offices And Community Hall

The Grove


DA10 0GA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North West Kent College


Jasmine Juty 01322629619

  • A day release to college to gain a Level 2 in Sports Turf Operative
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Sports turf operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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