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Grounds Maintenance Operative

Date: 12-Mar-2023

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Grounds Maintenance Operative
  • Based at London Stansted Airport
  • Permanent role – Full Time (40 hours per week)
  • Salary starting at £23,356.74 rising to £25,862.57 after three months (subject to successful performance review period)

About the role


London Stansted Airport are seeking a Grounds Maintenance Operative to carry out landscape maintenance to the highest standard and observing best horticultural practices.


Principal Accountabilities for Grounds Maintenance Operative 


  • To work in a team, proactively ensuring that the landscape infrastructure (both interior and exterior) is maintained within regulatory, safety, quality and performance standards.
  • Ensure that all plant and equipment is maintained in a safe operational condition. Identify promptly any faults and report to the appropriate person(s) for action
  • Safe operation of machinery, wearing the necessary PPE at all times
  • Winter maintenance activities which include weekend and night work on Over Time.  This will be on shift rotation
  • Be responsible for the execution of maintenance tasks as defined in the grounds schedule. Ensure all reactive work is acted upon and completed in line with any service level agreements and customer requirements
  • Be responsible for ensuring compliance with health and safety, safe working practices and legislation relevant to the External Engineering Unit
  • Any other duties that are legally given by Managers and Team Leaders

Knowledge, Experience and Skills


  • Professional qualification in Amenity Horticulture/Landscape Maintenance/Arboriculture or suitable experience
  • Pa1/Pa6 safe use of pesticides certification (desirable)
  • CS30 &CS31 chainsaw units (desirable)
  • Experienced in tractor driving
  • Full UK driving licence, preferably with trailer towing experience (desirable)
  • Strong organisational, communication and interpersonal skills including punctuality
  • Understanding of MAG’s vision
  • Good communication skills  



As a MAG employee you will have access to some great benefits including:

✈Free on-site parking whilst on duty

✈Free Airport parking when you go on holiday (subject to availability and pre-booking)

✈Access to “Benefits me – My MAG rewards” portal with discounts and savings

✈24hour Employee Assistance Programme

✈MAG Pension scheme which doubles your contribution

✈Discounts on public transport to work

✈Discounts on MAG products such as Escape Lounges and holiday parking at our Airports


How do I apply?


Please submit your up-to-date CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the role criteria.

Applications for this role will close once sufficient applications have been received, so please apply soon to avoid disappointment.


About us

MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports along with MAG USA, a major airport services business based out of Chicago. Pre-Covid we were enjoying year on year growth with FY20 seeing MAG seeing revenue of £893m, driven by passenger numbers along with non-aero yields and increased cargo operations, contributing more than £3b to the UK economy.


Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments


MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business. We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work. At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to get in touch with our Recruitment Team to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. You can contact the team by emailing