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Grounds Maintenance Operative
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Grounds Maintenance Operative

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Salary icon £24,960 - £26,000 per annum

We are thrilled to have joined forces with Network Homes in October 2023, which now places us as the 6th largest housing association in the UK. Sovereign and Network Homes have come together as SNG (Sovereign Network Group) – an organisation that takes the best of both and makes it even better.

Here at Sovereign Network Group we provide quality, affordable homes in happy, successful places. What we do makes a real difference to people's lives, and you'll share the satisfaction of doing something that really matters.

Reporting into the Delivery Manager we are looking for Grounds Maintenance Workers to join our Property Maintenance Team in the Christchurch area on a permanent basis. These opportunities will commence on 1st February 2024 and we're looking to hold interviews in December and early January.

The role:

You'll complete grounds maintenance works to SNG's properties and other housing associations, local authorities, schools and private landlords. To deliver our service for Grounds Maintenance you will be required to take 60% of your annual leave from November to March, leaving 40% available from April to October. This will allow the team to use their annual leave whilst still delivering an excellent service to our customers during peak service delivery.

What you'll do:

  • Undertake general grounds maintenance on estates, play areas and void properties
  • Grass cutting and strimming
  • Pruning, weeding and spraying
  • Hedge cutting
  • Turfing and seeding
  • Sweeping and clearing paths and hard standings

You will work a standard 40 hour week from October to April (8am to 4.30pm). However due to the seasonal nature of the role your will be required to work a 45 Hour Week from May to September (8am to 5.30pm) the additional 5 hours can be claimed as overtime.

What you'll need:

You should have some experience in carrying out general grounds maintenance to a high standard, in addition to delivering excellent customer service.

You'll also hold a valid driving licence with a minimum of 2 years driving experience in order that you have the ability to drive a company van on occasion.

This role is subject to a satisfactory licence check, essential qualifications check and a basic disclosure.

What you'll receive from us:

  • £450 yearly flexible benefit pot to use against benefits of your choice
  • Uniform & PPE
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (with an extra day every year up to 30 days)
  • Chance to buy or sell holiday as part of our flexible benefits package
  • iPhone and iPad 
  • Wellbeing discounts including discounted shopping & cycling scheme
  • Generous pension scheme matched up to 12%, life cover at 4x your salary

If this sounds like a role for you we'd love to hear from you! It's a great time to join us as we continue to deliver on our vision to provide our current and future customers with more, better quality homes in thriving communities.

Reference: 51723735

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