Grounds Maintenance Operative

Sanctuary Maintenance provides a wide range of property maintenance and facilities management solutions for thousands of customers nationwide. Our staff help make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives. Grounds Maintenance Operative Welwyn Garden City, Hertford £18,221 per annum (rising to £19,180 after 12 months subject to satisfactory performance) 40 hour per week Why work for us? Sanctuary Maintenance provides in-house repairs and maintenance services for an extensive portfolio of properties across Sanctuary Group’s organisations. As part of a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to achieve outstanding results for our customers based on our values – working in an open and transparent way, creating strong partnerships with our customers and providing a first-class customer service. We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Grounds Maintenance Operative to join our Estate Services team based in Welwyn Garden City. The team is responsible for delivering grounds maintenance service across multiple sites in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex. The role of Grounds Maintenance Operative will include: Undertaking grounds maintenance duties such as spraying, grass and hedge trimming and general maintenance for shrub and hard standing areas Ensuring all tools and equipment such as hedge trimmers, strimmers and all relevant hand tools are maintained in good, workable condition and are operated within a safe manner Providing accurate and timely information on the progress of tasks, completing daily work records as appropriate Operating machinery in line with health and safety requirements and supplier guidelines Skills and experiences: Previous experience working within a similar role where operating gardening machinery is required Holding a pesticide application certificate PA1 – PA6 or equivalent would be desirable An enthusiastic, well organised team player with good interpersonal skills The ability to manage and prioritise workload in order to meet deadlines A company van and equipment will be provided for business use only, therefore a full, current driving licence is essential (van to remain on site overnight) Ready to join us? As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including: A pension scheme, with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary, up to set limits At least 24 days paid holiday plus public holidays Health and well-being plans, including voluntary critical illness scheme A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme A wide range of learning and development opportunities To view the job profile, please click here Closing Date: 20 November 2018 We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application. For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter Building Equality and Diversity We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for. Sanctuary Maintenance Contractors Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.