Land Drainage Operatives

£22,000 to £24,500

Overtime available, Travelling allowances and Local Government Pension Scheme

The Bedford Group of Drainage Boards manage water levels and flood risk in the Upper River Great Ouse catchment, through north Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire to Huntingdon. We are actively involved in maintaining and improving watercourses and infrastructure to reduce flood risk and guiding and advising planning authorities about flood risk, sustainable drainage (SuDS) and development.

We now have vacancies for highly motivated individuals to join the team. Work will involve operating a wide range of machinery and hand tools including moving equipment and excavators to maintain and improve the watercourses. Ideally you will have previous experience of operating a tractor, flail and excavator. Full driving licence required preferably to including trailer towing category.

You will become a valuable member of a small team and there is scope for you to develop, grow and establish an interesting career. You will need to be flexible, willing to adapt your skill set to a broad range of seasonal operations and assist with a wide range of duties.

For further information, please phone 01234 767995 or visit our website:

To apply for the Post

If you would like to apply for a Land Drainage Operative post please email  attaching your up-to-date CV or post a paper copy of your CV, with a covering letter, to Bedford Group of IDBs, Vale House, Broadmead Road, Stewartby, Bedford.  MK43 9ND.  If you need any further information, please telephone 01234 767995.


Closing date for applications:  17th February 2020