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Job Vacancy - We are advertising for a new Part Time Grounds & Maintenance Person within Fakenham Town Council. Closing Date 18th February 2024

Job Vacancy - We are advertising for a new Part Time Grounds & Maintenance Person within Fakenham Town Council. Closing Date 18th February 2024

1 Feb 2024

Fakenham Town Council


Part Time Grounds & Maintenance Person 

Salary – Depending upon experience a salary starting from £11.62 per hour


Hours – 20 per week


Closing date for applications – Midnight Sunday 18th February


Applications should form a covering letter of no more than 250 words as well as current CV

Fakenham Town Council have a vacancy for a Part Time Grounds & Maintenance person for 20 hours  per week to join its small and friendly team.  

Fakenham Town Council provides a wide range of services for residents, including Recreation  Grounds, Allotments, Cemeteries, and a Charter Market. The person filling this role will be  representing the town council to the public. Therefore, it is important to understand that, when  dealing with the public, there is an 'ambassadorial' element to the job. Politeness, discretion, and  tolerance are qualities frequently needed. 


The post holder will assist in providing efficient and effective maintenance of Fakenham Town Council  estate, assets, and premises within the area of Fakenham. 

  • To carry out grass cutting and strimming. 

  • To maintain hedges and perform basic tree work.

  • To maintain gravel paths, shrubs, and flowerbeds/containers. 

  • To litter pick and remove rubbish.

  • To carry out regular inspections of play equipment (training will be provided). 

  • To ensure vehicles and equipment are regularly maintained. 

  • To ensure that the Charter Market road closures are in place and removed according to  closure  times 

  • To undertake allotment maintenance as necessary – strimming, weed killing, tidying of plots,  removal of garden structures. 

  • To level grave areas, reseeding or returfing as appropriate, removing wreaths when appropriate and clean the cemetery toilets as required. 

  • To support occasional civic or council run events.

  • General maintenance - gates, seats, litter bins, notice boards, war memorial, painting and  decorating, general repairs. 

  • Such other duties appropriate to the responsibility of the post as required from time to time  by the Clerk.

  • To comply with the Council’s policies and procedures.  

  • To adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training  and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.


Person specification:  

Essential skills, knowledge, and experience required:


  • Basic gardening skills 

  • Ability to adapt to a variety of tasks 

  • Full UK driving licence – Required to drive a tractor & ATV 

  • Ability to work on your own or as part of a team 

  • Excellent communication skills whilst working in public areas 

  • Appreciation of Health & Safety and public safety 

  • Flexibility


Desirable skills, knowledge, and experience required:


  • Appropriate qualifications or commitment to attend training courses i.e. chain saw / weed  killing / H&S 

  • Experience of grounds maintenance 

  • Experience of property maintenance and general maintenance 

  • Horticultural knowledge


Fakenham Town Council offer 

  • Free on-site Parking 

  • Flexible working arrangements 

  • 23 Days Annual Leave pro rata, plus 3 concessionary days and bank holidays per year  

  • Pension Scheme 

  • Training and support as required for the role


Applications to be submitted to; 

or by post addressed to; 

The Clerk 

Fakenham Town Council 

Fakenham Connect 

Oak Street 



NR21 9DY

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