Grounds Maintenance Operative
Hours: 36 hours per week
(Seasonally Adjusted Hours – 40 Hours per week over 5 days April – September & 32 Hours per week over 4 days October – March)
Location: Shropshire Area
Salary: £23,542 per annum plus benefits
The Wrekin Housing Group is a socially minded organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives. We do this by:
- Providing more than 13,500 homes for affordable rent across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Staffordshire.
- Delivering care services to older people, adults with learning difficulties and people with dementia.
- Channelling social investment across communities to create jobs and promote economic growth. We generate opportunities for people to gain employability skills, maximising the social value of our services and delivering wider community benefits.
At Wrekin you will be joining a team of more than 1200 colleagues who inspire positive change, communicate clearly, grow together and ensure that everyone matters. We make sure that all colleagues have the tools and training to flourish and contribute to our collective goal of making a difference to people’s lives.
(For further details please visit our website https://www.wrekin.com)
We are looking for an individual who can undertake high quality grounds maintenance and landscaping duties across the Group’s portfolio of properties. Using a wide range of machines and tools to complete Grass Cutting, Pruning, Weeding and all other associated activates in a safe and professional manner.
(Please see job description for further details)
What You Will Need
You will need to hold a full, clean drivers licence with the ability to drive a 35cwt pick up and you will have relevant horticultural knowledge and experience. The ability to work as part of a team is important as is a tactful approach to dealing with tenants with the ability to show empathy with the social aims and values of the organisation.
Holding a licence for pesticide application and the ability to tow trailers is also desirable.
(Please see personal specification for further details)
Our Inclusive Culture
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. All applications are considered on the requirements of the role regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief or background. Please refer to our Equal Opportunities Policy below for further information.
In return we offer you an interesting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to join a supportive Organisation with over 1290 employees. Starting with 22 days annual leave, increasing with service to 30 days and plus statutory bank holidays, a Competitive Pension Scheme, Health Care options, Life Assurance, discounted gym and a savings/discount scheme for shopping and days out.
The Recruitment Process
In partnership with our trusted external providers we are committed to undertaking care and safeguarding checks with all colleagues. These checks may vary according to the role you have applied for.
We also ask for two references for everyone who is offered a position, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. All roles will also be offered subject to satisfactory right to live and work in the UK checks; if you need any further information on these checks please visit www.gov.uk
This role requires that successful applicant to hold a Full UK Driving License.
Ref : WHG2227. Closing Date : 06/10/2023
- Interview Date : 18/10/2023