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Grounds Operative

Requisition ID: 53374

Domain: Trades & Maintenance/General Maintenance

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time


Equans is a renowned energies & services contractor and a proud member of the Bouygues global industrial group. Our expertise spans the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and critical infrastructure worldwide.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Grounds Operative to join our facilities team at the University of Brighton Accommodation site in Brighton.  This is a permanent full-time position working 35 hours per week from 08:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday. 

Key Activities:

  • Reporting to the Service Manager
  • Maintain the grounds to a professional standard including emptying outdoor bins, litter picking and road sweeping
  • Jet washing of external slabs & stairways
  • Seasonal clearance of fallen leaves and and removal of fallen branches; snow clearing 
  • Strimming, mowing, weeding
  • Use relevant tools and equipment, drive company vehicles and machinery safely
  • Assist trades staff in maintenance work when needed
  • Assist with stores / move stock and materials
  • Effective graffiti removal and application of graffiti resistant products.
  • Working 35 hours per week, from 08:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Previous experience of grounds work is preferred
  • Good standard of fitness appropriate to the tasks
  • Excellent customer service skills and a high standard of work and attention to detail
  • Good organisation skills, including the ability to plan and prioritise work using own initiative
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing, and to represent the company in a professional manner to the client and public
  • Ability to work within a team or autonomously
  • Multi-skilled with a flexible, proactive, can-do approach
  • Familiar with Health & Safety procedures

Our excellent benefits package includes:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Company share scheme
  • 2 paid volunteering days a year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Employee assistance programme

Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.

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