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Forrest Street Depot, Forrest Street, Blantyre, G72 0JP
£21,433.19 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Ground Services require seasonal staff to undertake the tasks listed below at the various depots throughout South Lanarkshire.

Location: Forrest Street Depot, Forrest Street, Blantyre, G72 0JP 

You should have the ability to undertake work outdoors, display an approachable and helpful manner, have an enthusiastic attitude and be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. Previous experience of working in grounds maintenance and knowledge of health and safety requirements within grounds maintenance would be desirable.

The main duties of the post include grass cutting, hedge trimming and generally working in outdoor open spaces.

Placing within the salary scale will be dependent upon behaviours and previous experience.

It is the intention of Community and Enterprise Resources that from this recruitment campaign they will devise a bank of candidates for future vacancies which may arise. Should you be interested in applying for the job bank, you are invited to apply through this campaign and your application will be held on file.

Hours: 37 hours per week

26 Week fixed term contract

Monday to Thursday 8-00am till 4-30pm with a half hour unpaid lunch.

Friday 8-00am till 1-00pm no lunch.

Candidates should be aware that alternative working hours are currently in discussions and will be advised of this should you progress through to interview stage.

Interviews for these posts will be held in the depots, all interviews will be undertaken in line with current Government guidance with regards Covid 19. The interview will be face to face with the relevant grounds officer in a controlled environment, appropriate PPE will be required i.e. face covering.


Please Apply online

All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

Fixed Term Vacancy

Additional information for Internal Applicants – As this is a Fixed Term position, prior to making your application, please discuss your potential application with your current Line Manager.  In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s.

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.


To undertake, individually or as part of a team, duties connected with general grounds maintenance. This could include grass-cutting, hedge trimming, use of plant and equipment.

To ensure assigned workload is completed.

Undertake the completion of appropriate records and paperwork as required

To observe Council Health and Safety procedures at all times.


The Individual

As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 33 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working, including consideration of a condensed working weeks e.g 4 day working week, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema.
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)