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Operative Level 2 - Parks and Grounds Maintenance

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Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £23,500 to £23,893

Number of hours: 37

Closing date: 29th March 2024

Interviews: 4th April 2024


The role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work within the Parks and Grounds Maintenance Team and be part of our journey on the road to greatness. The team requires an Operative Level 2, to be based in Paignton.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a range of interesting environments and use a broad range of equipment.  The team undertakes all aspects of garden, grounds and parks maintenance from ornamental prestigious parks, sports pitch maintenance to generic grass cutting. 



You will be an integral part of ‘Team ‘SWISCo’ as we continue to develop and grow and your role will be key, in driving the culture and effectiveness of the business, ensuring SWISCo operates innovatively and profitably, whilst delivering against targets.

You will be part of a Team who are the face of SWISCo whilst out working in the community so community focus will be at the forefront of what you do. It is important that you continue to work and foster our culture of positive thinking, a ‘can do’ attitude and teamwork. 


Key Duties:

  • To work against set planned schedules and undertake operational tasks required as well as being responsive to operational needs
  • To work as a team to ensure operations meet with SWISCo’s safety, performance and operational targets. To include maintaining effective understanding of health and safety with regard to safe working practices.
  • To maintain effective working standards to ensure effective delivery of service provision in line with the established timeframes.
  • Drive and operate the necessary small plant in a safe and responsible manner.


Essential Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications for initial shortlisting:

Skills and Effectiveness

  • Able to work on own initiative proactively and with the minimum of direction.
  • Effective communication skills to include the ability to present information to others concisely and consistently.
  • Effective ability to meet targets and demand, to include conflicting deadlines.


  • Effective knowledge of Health & Safety processes. 
  • Effective knowledge, understanding of data protection and confidentiality. 
  • Effective knowledge of how to operate plant and machinery such as forklift truck/mowers. 


  • Previous experience of operating plant and machinery.
  • Previous experience of working within a performance driven organisation and against Key Performance Indicators or other performance related targets.
  • Experience of problem solving to successful outcomes.
  • Able to demonstrate in-still trust to staff members at all levels, clients/customers and the general public.


  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent.


About Us

SWISCo Limited is responsible for the delivery of all functions and services associated with:

  • Waste & Recycling
  • Highways & Transport
  • Parks & Green Infrastructure
  • Street Cleansing
  • Business Commercial and Fleet

The Company also carries out work for other public and private organisations to provide added value and improve the cost effectiveness of universal service provided to all residents on behalf of Torbay Council.

We have the ambitious mission of ‘Proud to Make Torbay the best place to live, work and play’.  This is why we exist and why we do what we do. 

Mission and Values

Our mission is backed by our personality and values,: 

‘Safety First, One Team, Efficient, Honest, Mutual Respect, Fun, Innovators, Think Positive, Open, Professional, Clear Goals & Objectives and Celebrate Success’

Our People Ethos as an employer of choice, ensures that we:

have robust HR systems and processes in place that support our workforce, recruit, retain and reward great people, recognise talent, and support organisational development and continuous improvement



If this has piqued your interest and you want more information or want to apply for our role, you can visit jobs and careers, to download a copy of the Job Description/Person specification and application form. Alternatively, you can email  to request copies by emailed to your chosen email address

Please be aware that we short list applicants based on you meeting the essential criteria for the role, and we reserve the right to close the job advert early, so get your application in, if you want to be considered for our role.


For an informal discussion on the role, please call Mark Hackett  -07393 002851

SWISCo is a limited company wholly owned by, and providing services on behalf of, Torbay Council.