Grounds Maintenance and Cleaning Operative

  • Reference: Onward Homes: Either Lancashire or Manchester
  • Application closing date: 04 Oct 2021 00:00

Job Description

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 500 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

At Onward we’re working towards creating positive spaces, which extends to not only to the communities we serve but to our workplaces being positive spaces that are open, diverse and inclusive. Onward is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation in every aspect of our work.

We are looking for a Grounds Maintenance & Cleaning Operative (2 posts) to join our Environmental Services team in Greater Manchester or Lancashire

Working as part of a team to deliver a wide range of landscape maintenance and improvement works, communal cleaning and pest control the Grounds Maintenance and Cleaning Operative will undertake site-based grounds maintenance and horticultural related tasks to Onward specifications and agreed timescales as well responsive ad-hoc work such as fly tip removal.

In addition, undertake site-based cleaning of communal areas, carrying out pest control and hazardous substances and waste management, ensure that all works reporting and safety procedures are followed and record keeping is accurate and undertake routine maintenance checks of plant, equipment and machinery.

In order to be successful you should have previous experience in a similar role, excellent customer service skills, the ability to follow procedures and provide performance data of operations and have recognized grounds maintenance competencies (NPTC, LANTRA), to include: Pedestrian mower, Ride-on mower, Hedge cutters, Leaf blower.

All posts are recruited to the recruitment salary and movement to the confirmed salary is based on successful completion of a 6 month probation. As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

The base location for this role is Accrington. However please note that due to Covid-19, we have adapted our working arrangements under government guidelines and Safe Systems of Work. Discussions around the current working arrangements and Safe Systems of Work specific to the role will take place during the interview process. If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on and a member of the HR Team will be in touch. 

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Pay: £19,500 Annually