Groundworker / Labourer – £15 per hour

We are recruiting for permanent Groundworkers for the local council in Bournemouth, Dorset. 

Areas covered are Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.


Salary: £15 per hour rising to £15.26 after 12 weeks.

Hours: 39 hrs per week - 8am to 4:30 Monday to Thursday and 8am to 3:30 on Friday.

DBS check and Driving Licence are essential.


  • Digging by hand, requiring, bending, turning, stretching, twisting and Lifting
  • Post holes, approx. 2ft deep
  • Foundations, approx. 2ft deep.
  • Excavation for concrete approx. 1ft deep.
  • Levelling by hand soil, concrete, hardcore.
  • Process to lay concrete includes, bending, shovelling, levelling of concrete, leaning.
  • Loading of materials on to vehicle.
  • Manual Lifting, including dead lifting, and high level or unloading, including manual transport from location to vehicle, bending, turning, twisting.
  • Fence panels 4ft 5ft 6ft
  • Removal of broken concrete sections.
  • Concrete fence posts (2man lift 50kg approx.)
  • Timber fence posts
  • Timber fencing, feather edge, cant rails, timber gates (up to 25kg)
  • Precast slabs 7kg - 77kg (2 man lift if Req)
  • Roll of chain link fencing (up to 40kg)
  • Fly tipping removal, including sofas, tv's, fridges, freezers, washing machines (2 man lift if required) loading items on to flatbed vehicle for disposal.
  • Use of wheel barrow both loaded and unloaded. Some loads including wet concrete meaning difficulty in control over load.
  • Lifting of loaded wheel barrow on to flatbed vehicle for disposal.
  • Use of power tools including heavy duty breakers and light weight breakers, petrol disc cutters, whacker plates. Including transportation of these items.
  • Use of hand tools, including, pick axes, sledge hammer, breaker bars, brooms.

To apply for this position please submit an up to date CV and also call Alan for more details.

Job Title: Groundworker / Labourer – £15 per hour
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