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Case Officer - Horticulture

Salary: Grade 4, £23,484 to £26,446

Job Type: Permanent

Hours 37

Closing Date:

Job ref: 2097


We have an exciting opportunity for a Case Officer to join us. Apply now and become a valued member of the Environmental Services team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

What you can expect from us…

  • Career development and opportunities
  • An excellent and knowledgeable team to work with
  • A good annual leave entitlement – and you can even buy more!
  • We contribute a generous amount towards your pension
  • Gym membership discount across Freedom Leisure sites
  • A well-being packing including Employee Assistance Programmes, well-being initiatives

Come and join our Environmental Services team based out of our Lufton depot in Yeovil, but operating across South Somerset to provide a range of services to the Council and external customers including horticulture, street cleaning, fleet management, MOT facilities and managing and maintaining open spaces owned by the Council and its customers.

We are looking for a Case Officer – Horticulture to work as part of our Support team based out of our depot in Lufton, Yeovil. This is an administrative role supporting our Horticulture team and the wider Environmental Services service area.

Our ‘Support’ team is a crucial part of the day to day running of Environmental Services. The successful candidate will work as part of a busy team providing support to all aspects of the service but in particular the Horticulture Specialist and Open Spaces Specialist. This will include, but not be limited to supporting the delivery of future developments and improvement projects, nature conservation, securing new open spaces, formal parks, green corridors, closed churchyards, woodland and informal open spaces from large to smaller developments.

We are looking for someone with administration experience including a good working knowledge of Microsoft 365 applications (Teams, Word, Outlook, One Note etc) and experience of ensuring the delivery of high levels of customer service. You would also ideally have experience of working with multiple stakeholders (both internal and external) on a variety of different matters. An interest in Horticulture would be an advantage, but is not essential, as full training will be given. 

Applications for part time hours or job share will be considered.

Please contact Jane Parton, Team Leader Support on 01935 462871 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

In the application please give details of any conflict of interest that could impact either the recruitment process or your employment with south Somerset.


We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity. 

We treat personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with our data protection policy/policy on processing special category personal data and criminal records. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is provided in our privacy notice.

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How to apply

Please apply online by submitting your completed application form and providing your CV and a supporting personal statement.  The personal information that you provide as part of our application process will be used to assess your suitability for the role for which you are applying.  If you would like further information about how and why we use your personal information and your rights related to this information please see our privacy notice.  

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