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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 Brunswick Training Camp in Surrey.

As the Rural Operative you will be responsible for carrying out tasks across the estate, using tractors, other rural plant machinery and other rural tasks as required.

We are particularly looking for someone who has experience in operating tractors with attachments, other rural plant machinery, to carry out vegetation management, conservation mowing and assist the team with a wide range of tasks to ensure the estate is maintained to a high standard and is a safe place for our troops to train.

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

Main Responsibility

Driving and operating Tractors with Mowers and Attachments, and other plant such as excavators, diggers, rollers (certificates/ qualifications required)

Mowing and vegetation management of firebreaks, conservation mowing areas, and to maintain access routes for military training

Carry out other Rural Maintenance tasks across the Estate as required- including; Forestry maintenance and tree work, track and infrastructure repairs

Adhere to safety protocols while operating machinery and ensure a safe working environment for yourself and others

Good level of understanding of natural and cultural heritage designations and how this may applies to working on designated sites. An understanding of military training environments and the unique challenges these present would also be advantageous.

Routine maintenance and daily checks of Tractors and other Equipment

Secondary skills in grounds maintenance, chainsaw, brush cutter, herbicide application (certificates/ qualifications required- though training may be provided)     

Carry out any other additional tasks as required of the role

The Ideal Candidate

Experience in operating Tractors with Agricultural Attachments from a 3-point linkage

Applicants must have formal training for Tractor Driving/Operating from an accredited provider in order to be considered for shortlisting (2 years working experience desirable)

Excellent knowledge for Health & Safety, manual handling and safe systems of work

Experience and knowledge of working in the conservation and agricultural sector

Ability to work alone and as part of a team

Excellent communication skills

Good map reading and IT skills

Must hold a full valid UK driving licence (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 


* Application updates may be sent to you via email, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please note some emails may arrive in your junk mail folder.



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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