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Various Locations In Midlothian, EH22 1DN
£21,208 - £22,128 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description


Based at Stobhill Depot, you will undertake work in public parks, playing fields, domestic gardens, landscaped areas and similar open spaces within the Midlothian area.

With minimal supervision, you will apply a full range of horticultural and/or arboricultural skills to the duties of the post.  These include the maintenance of fine and sports turf, interpretation of plans, landscaping and setting out of pitches.

Some experience within a horticultural/greenkeeping environment is desirable. Also a weedkilling certificate and experience of operating mini diggers and dumper is desirable. A driving licence and tractor work experience are essential.


Experience within a horticultural / greenkeeping environment

Full U.K.driving licence.

2 years or more tractor driving experience.  Operation of powered equipment connected to horticulture.


SVQ level 2 in Horticulture / Greenkeeping

Certificate of competence hand held applicator PA1 & PA6A and PA2

Certificate of competence in tractor operation

Supervisory experience

Mini Digger certificate

Stone Cutter Certificate

Operation of Radio Detective Equipment

Chainsaw certificate.

Certificate of competence to operate ride on and pedestrian machinery

CLOSING DATE – Sunday 3rd October 2021

INTERVIEW DATE – To be confirmed 


Position Title: Gardener Groundsperson Driver              

Position Number: LG05      

Directorate: Place                           

Location: Stobhill Depot                                    

Contract Status: Permanent          

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern:   Monday to Friday Summer/Winter Hours              

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £21,208.04 per annum.

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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