Grounds Maintenance Operative

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Job Details
  • 3543 North Wales Housing
  • Llandudno Junction
  • Permanent
  • £19,169 + range of additional benefits

Grounds / Property Maintenance Operative

Do you take pride in a job well done, and would relish the opportunity to work for a successful social enterprise that truly values its employees? If so, you’ll be interested to hear that North Wales Housing have an exciting opportunity for a Grounds / Property Maintenance Operative to join their ‘Rakes and Ladders’ team.

North Wales Housing Association is an ambitious social enterprise which provides homes and delivers services to over 2,500 households across North Wales. Employing around 200 people, the growing organisation is proud to be accredited with an ‘Investors in People’ award and is committed to providing homes people love to live in, and to supporting communities people love to be part of.

What will this role of Grounds / Property Maintenance Operative entail?

As a Grounds / Property Maintenance Operative you’ll work as part of the Rakes and Ladders Team delivering a range of grounds and property maintenance services, whilst ensuring a safe working environment. You’ll also be responsible for providing support and guidance to Apprentices and Trainees. Your main duties will include although not be limited to;

  • Carrying out general grounds maintenance and gardening works such as grass cutting, collection of refuse, hedge cutting etc. in addition to basic property maintenance such as erecting / repairing fencing and clearing and repairing gutters
  • Advising, guiding and supporting Apprentices and Trainees enabling them to improve their skills and achieve their qualifications
  • Taking responsibility for vehicles, equipment and machinery, ensuring they are secured, cleaned, and maintained regularly
  • Ensuring that all records such as inventories of equipment and materials, mileage sheets etc. are completed promptly and accurately

What will I need in order to be considered for this Grounds / Property Maintenance Operative role?

  • Either have an NVQ level 2 (or above) in horticultural or trade qualifications and / or proven experience working in a grounds maintenance / horticultural role
  • Competent in the use of horticultural related machinery (e.g. brush cutter, lawn mower (push and ride on), hedge trimmer)
  • Comfortable with everyday Welsh conversations, specifically in relation to the job
  • Knowledge of Environmental and Waste laws, with a good understanding of health and safety legislation and requirements including COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) and hand arm vibration
  • Ability to motivate and support Trainees and Apprentices
  • Solid written communication skills for record keeping
  • A full driving licence

North Wales Housing values diversity in its workforce. We welcome applications from women, people from a BAME community and people who have a disability as they are currently underrepresented within this area. However, successful candidates will be selected because they are the best person for the job.

NWH is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of service users.

What will I receive in return?

Salary: £19,169 per annum

Additional benefits: Employee health assistance scheme, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, payment of professional membership, contributory pension scheme plus much more

Location: Field based working at North Wales Housing properties across North Wales as advised on a daily basis.

Contract type: Permanent, working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Closing date: 1pm on the 4th September 2019

Interview date: 16th September 2019

By clicking apply on this site, you will automatically be redirected to the North Wales Housing website.

All applications for this Grounds / Property Maintenance Operative vacancy to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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