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Rural Operative

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Landmarc Support Services are currently seeking for a Rural Operative to join the team at Wathgill Camp in North Yorkshire.

As the Rural Operative you will be responsible for carrying out tasks across the Rural Estate ensuring the facilities and ranges are fit for purpose, maintaining a safe, efficient and sustainable place for our Armed Forces to train, this pivotal role is essential to the delivery of the contract.

We are looking for someone who either has previous knowledge of working in a Rural Environment or someone who is keen to work outdoors and learn new skills.

This role is being offered on a permanent basis, covering 37 hours a week from Monday – Friday.

Main Responsibility

Rural Estate Maintenance Works

Stone Track repairs and maintenance

Operating a Grader and Roller to maintain tracks

Fence repairs and maintenance

Tree planting and maintenance, small scale forestry works including felling and respacing

Chainsaw work (training provided to achieve licence)

Vegetation cutting

Cold tar repairs

Dry stone wall repairs

Driving and operating fleet vehicles / plant and machinery

Use both IT and paper based systems to complete any relevant documentation

To liaise with all stakeholders to ensure effective rural estate delivery

The Ideal Candidate

Rural Estate Maintenance, practical experience in forestry or countryside/environmental management

Ability to operate plant and machinery and holds valid certificates (training can be provided for right applicant)

Knowledge of Health and Safety as well as risk assessments, manual handling, COSHH, PPE and safe systems of work

Work well as part of a team showing drive and motivation to improve the Rural Estate

Experience of communicating with customers and have good communication skills

Enthusiasm for practical work in the outdoor environment

Candidates must be physically fit

Ability to work to tight deadlines

Basic IT skills

Willingness to undertake further training

Must have a full drivers licence valid in the United Kingdom (essential)

Package Description

Landmarc will provide you with a competitive salary; in addition to this, we also offer the following main benefits, amongst many others:


Landmarc offers all employees an opportunity to join our company stakeholder pension scheme, whereby the company will contribute up to 8% of the employee’s salary.


Employees are entitled to 25 days’ pro rata during each year of employment plus public holidays. Three extra discretionary days added to our annual leave allowances at Christmas.

Annual leave allowance will increase in recognition of your continued service.

Holiday purchase – purchase up to 10 more days’ holiday to use throughout the year.

Other benefits

Edenred – employee savings scheme

Annual salary review, in consultation with the recognised Trade Unions

Life assurance insured for three times your annual salary, to help the loved ones

Reimbursement of professional fees and on-going training

Health Cash Plan – All employees can join. You can also add up to four children under the age of 24 to your policy

Family friendly policy

Sick pay - After 6 months of service 


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About the Company

Landmarc provides the support services that enable Armed Forces from around the world to prepare for frontline military operations across the UK Defence Training Estate (DTE). This includes maintaining and delivering safe and sustainable infrastructure, managing and operating training areas and ranges and delivering multi-million pound projects to improve vital training assets.

By joining Landmarc you will be supporting our vision to provide the best training experience we can for our Armed Forces. We are the first and only Special Purpose Vehicle to be contracted by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as their Industry Partner on the UK Defence Training Estate and the only company that is solely dedicated to the UK DTE, delivering essential support services since 2003.

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