Grounds Maintenance Operative

FIXED TERM contract: 18 months

37 hours per week - £10.66 per hour

A full-time Grounds Maintenance Operative with gardening skills is required to join a supportive grounds maintenance team of three responsible for maintaining and enhancing the parks and open spaces owned by the council. A knowledge and passion for horticultural and a willingness to be flexible are very important for this role. A clean driving licence is essential.

Applicants should be able to work both unsupervised and as a team member and have sound experience and knowledge of horticulture, lawn care, weeding, pruning, planting and propagation.

Safe and proficient use of the usual grounds maintenance equipment is expected and a spraying licence and the ability to trailer tow would be assets.

In addition to the day-to-day gardening and tasks you will assist with the upkeep, repairs and checks to all Parish owned facilities.

For more information, please see the job description and person specification below.

To apply please complete the application form (NO CVs will be accepted) and forward to the Facilities & Grounds Manager, Glenfield Parish Council, Park House, Stamford Street, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8DL. Alternatively email

Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd April 2021

You will be notified if shortlisted and advised of a date and time for an informal meeting with the Facilities & Grounds Manager. An interview will then be arranged if you are further shortlisted.


2 vacancies on the Parish Council.

Notice is hereby given that, following the introduction of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the subsequent postponement of any form of election until May 2021, the Parish Council intends to fill the current casual vacancy by Co-option.

Any person interested in filling this vacancy is asked to contact the Clerk to obtain an application form.

The council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve provided they are a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine. Provided the person also satisfies at least ONE of the following they may be apply.

  • They are registered as a local government elector for the parish
  • They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish
    • Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish
    • They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it
    • They must also be 18 years or older on the day they become nominated for election.

An application from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Parish Manager who will invite applicants to attend a meeting and make a short (3 -5 minutes) personal statement giving the reasons for being interested in joining the Parish Council and what particular set of skills and experience they feel they can bring to the role.

The Council meets once a month, normally on a Monday, for its main meeting at 7.30pm. Apart from sickness, attendance is expected at these meetings.

If you have any questions please telephone the Parish Manager, Beverley Greenwood on 0116 2312498

Application forms are available to download or alternatively please contact the Parish Manager.