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Assistant Operations Manager-Grounds Maintenance

Up to £26,000 per annum DOE
40 / per week - Full-Time

A fantastic opportunity for an engaging and influential Assistant Operations Manager or Team Leader looking for that next step to join Award-Winning Grounds Maintenance Company based in Peterborough.

Main purpose of role:

To assist the Operations Manager in the management of existing grounds maintenance contracts, with a view to taking full management responsibility over an agreed time-frame. Liaising with current and future customers, ensuring that all works are accurately quoted for and delivered to the standards expected by the Client and the Company. Support the Operations Manager in the smooth running of the Depot including job and time sheet management daily to include obtaining updates on programmes daily from the Grounds Maintenance Operatives.

Main responsibilities:


Assist the Operations Manager in the management of contracts and identifying future growth both with current clients and the wider marketplace

Utilise Staffing Plans to enable the effective management of Grounds Maintenance Operatives, providing excellent service and quality within agreed deadlines

Identify and resolve day to day queries from clients and operatives within your agreed area

Work with the Operations Manager in order to provide accurate estimates. This can include:


Site visits

Assessment of equipment/machinery requirements

Photographs of site

Updates on Programmed Works




Ensure all workers are compliant with CGM’s Health and Safety Policy

Maintain dress standards (in accordance with Company Policy) to ensure that all workers are well presented with required PPE before commencing shift

Ensure that all employees are compliant with time-sheet and vehicle checks process ensuring effective management of the fleet

Through effective leadership encourage a positive working environment

Conduct audits on machinery, equipment and vehicles daily inspections to ensure that all are maintained to a high standard

Work with teams to keep all machinery, equipment and vehicles clean, tidy and presentable to a high standard

Arrange timely and cost effective maintenance and repairs to meet the needs of our clients

Liaise with clients to notify any changes to programme or difficulties in a timely manner. This can be delegated to other team members or escalated to the Operations Manager dependant on the severity of the change

Arrange for the training of staff through regular development reviews

Working collaboratively with other departments to maximise contract value through the identification of other works that may be available

Effectively manage all HR processes, to include but not limited to Return to Work Interviews, Absence Management, Disciplinary Hearings and other formal meetings as requested by the HR Department and Operations Manager.

Set up and assist in the mobilisation of new contracts

Value for money, quality and timely procurement of goods from suppliers

Acting as a coach to all team members, focusing on Grounds Maintenance Operatives

Ensuring the security of CGM sites in your sphere of responsibility, at all times including being responsible for the opening and lock up of the building at the beginning and end of the day

Working with the administration team to ensure that programmes meet the needs of the client and the business whilst using the skills of your team accurately


Candidate's essential requirements:

Full UK Driving Licence

Working knowledge of managing teams in a positive environment

Proven record in supporting business growth through sales

Ability to identify future opportunities and develop them to increased sales

Self-managing using own initiative

Good verbal communication skills

Literacy and numeracy skills

Coaching approach to people development

PA1 and PA6

Horticultural knowledge

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