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Localities Champion Open Spaces (Grounds Maintenance)

Salary: £20,852 - £22,129 (Grade D)
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week (Full Time)
Location: Wellington (variable & flexible)
Job Ref: LCOSG

Closing date for applications Monday 27 June 2022 at 9am

Interviews w/c 4 July 2022

Somerset West and Taunton Council is looking for a person to join its grounds maintenance teams.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake grounds maintenance tasks such as grass cutting, strimming, clearance and basic gardening.

As a front facing member of the organisation, you will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, as well as a willingness to work as a team towards a common goal. The successful applicant must be prepared to work across the Council’s grounds maintenance portfolio, including housing estates, formal parks, playing fields and crematorium and burial grounds.

For more information on the post, please contact


Due to its nature this role requires the post holder to hold a valid full Car driving licence (Category B) with no more than six points on it.

Please note that the successful candidate may need to undergo a DBS process.

Benefits of working with the Council

  • The Council offers flexible and agile working, with excellent technology to support this.
  • The Council Offices provide a pleasant, comfortable and modern working environment and a fleet of pool cars for use on official business.
  • The Council offer a generous annual leave entitlement as well as an option to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Other benefits include the Local Government Pension Scheme, payment of professional subscription if required for the role, an Employee Assistance Programme, access to My Staff Shop which include salary sacrifice schemes, discounts and deals.
  • Employees also are eligible for free use of the gym and swimming pool during off peak times and discounted gym and swimming membership at peak times.
  • A relocation allowance may apply if eligible.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please view our website and download and complete the Application Form and Recruitment Monitoring Forms in line with the Job Description.

Completed Application Forms and Recruitment Monitoring Forms should be emailed to quoting the job reference.

Please note we do not accept CVs.