Full Time (37 hrs) | £13,275 pa

Our Town Ranger, Bob, is one of our most vital members of staff and helps do all the jobs that “someone” should do making Knutsford a neater and tidier town for all. We are looking for an apprentice to work alongside him. If you are looking for a varied role where people hugely appreciate what you do, this is for you.

Our Apprentice Ranger will work across three main areas:

  • Grounds maintenance  – hedge cutting, grass cutting, flower bed maintenance. Tending / watering town planters.
  • Responsive street cleansing – graffiti removal, litter picking, weed spraying, flyposting removal
  • Ad hoc repairs and cleaning of street furniture, signage, bus shelter and other public realm

This apprenticeship is part of us expanding the Town Ranger service and in the future we may be taking on additional grounds maintenance services. Subject to the right candidate, it is likely the role will lead to a permanent position.

This apprenticeship is offered through Reaseheath College, you will complete a Level 2 Horticultural Operative Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship lasts two years.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a positive “can do” attitude and approach to work
  • Is able to work responsibly as part of a small team
  • Takes pride in their work
  • Is polite and respectful to members of the public they meet
  • Has a knack for practical work such as DIY or gardening
  • Enjoys working outside
  • Has good verbal communication

We can provide transport within Knutsford itself (our Town Ranger can pick you up) or you can make your way to our depot to meet Bob each day.

We’re committed to getting the best from our team and will provide additional training outside the apprenticeship for example around safe use of tools and other skills as necessary.

You will be part of a operations team of five and a wider office team of nine. We’re a small team and all work cohesively together for the best of Knutsford.

We provide access to a Local Government Pension and have a generous leave allowance.


To apply, please send your completed application form to:

Application Deadline: 14th June 2024


We know that staff are our greatest asset and we’re committed to providing a pleasant place to work where our staff want to give their best. We place great focus on building a cohesive and supportive team and provide a subsidised staff Christmas meal every year.


This role will be remunerated at £6.90 per hour.

We provide our staff with access to the Cheshire Local Government Pension Fund, a career average defined benefits scheme.


Our staff receive 33 days paid annual leave, including all bank and public holidays (pro-rata). This will increase to 36 days (pro-rata) after five years’ service.

We operates a sick pay scheme that provides full pay during sickness absence for a limited period of time which enhances with service. We provide an Employee Assistance Programme to give our staff additional support which gives access to a 24-hour confidential support helpline for a range of issues including stress and anxiety, bereavement, financial wellbeing, consumer rights and relationship support. It also provides access to formal counselling which can include CBT.