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Grounds Maintenance Operative


Eastbourne Area BN23 6QT


Salary: £20,500


Full Time Permanent Position


We are looking for a passionate horticulturist to join our team on a Full Time Basis as a Grounds Maintenance Operative in the Eastbourne area. We need someone with a keen eye for detail, who enjoys working outdoors with a great work ethic.


The ideal candidate for a Grounds Maintenance Operative will have:


  • Previous experience in grounds maintenance, grass cutting, hedging, etc.
  • Customer engagement experience
  • A passion for horticulture
  • Outgoing personality, polite and positive whilst engaging with our customers
  • A full UK manual driving licence
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer literacy skills


Preferred (But not essential) skills may include;

  • Lantra Training
  • NPTC
  • PA1
  • PA6
  • Experience and licence for towing trailers

 In return for your commitment and expertise, you will get:

  • A salary of £20,500 (Based on a 40-hour working week Monday to Friday)
  • No scheduled weekend working.
  • 13 paydays per year (Every 4 weeks)
  • Regular overtime opportunities.
  • Ongoing career development opportunities
  • A 24-hour wellbeing helpline
  • Pension
  • 23 days paid holiday plus bank/public holidays and Christmas Day off.
  • We also offer accredited ILM training through external and in-house training  

About phs:


phs Greenleaf has been providing planting and landscaping services to businesses for over 25 years, including indoor and outdoor plants, artificial and live planting, living walls, grounds maintenance and Christmas trees and decorations.


Part of the phs Group, phs Greenleaf supplies over 8,000 customers in a range of sectors with high quality horticultural services, including hospitality and leisure venues, retail spaces, public buildings, commercial premises and even Buckingham Palace. phs Greenleaf holds a Royal Warrant – the mark of recognition for those who have supplied goods and services to the royal household for at least five years. Since 2010, phs Greenleaf has held a Royal Warrant for the installation and maintenance of plant displays in Buckingham Palace.


As well as supplying and installing everything from potted plants to live trees, phs Greenleaf’s experienced and knowledgeable team will also conduct regular maintenance visits on site to tend to the plants installed.


phs Greenleaf also supplies more than 2,500 decorated Christmas trees each year to organisations across the country. Its specialist Christmas production team spend most of the year decorating artificial trees in preparation for the festive season, while Greenleaf’s real trees are harvested at a sustainable farm in the Midlands. Each tree is available in a wide range of sizes – from a standard 7ft tree to as high as 30ft tall alongside the 3ft tabletop tree, decorative wreaths, garlands and floral arrangements.




At phs, we pride ourselves on our diverse workforce, and ensuring we have an inclusive environment for all our staff. We remain committed to ensuring our teams can bring their true selves to work without risk or fear of discrimination.

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