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Property Maintenance and Grounds Operative - job post

EHSL Supported Housing
4.7 out of 5
North London
£28,500 - £31,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time

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  • £28,500 - £31,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • 8 hour shift
  • Overtime
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


North London

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  • Employee discount

Full job description

Title: Maintenance Operative

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm, 40 hours a week

Work Pattern: Monday to Friday with overtime available

Annual Leave: 25 Days per annum, plus your Birthday off and all Bank holidays!

EHSL recognises long service and commitment by giving an additional 2 days holiday a year when staff have been with the company for 3 years.

EHSL is an accredited Living Wage employer.

Please be aware there is an occupational requirement aligned with our third party van insurance policy, that individuals applying for this role are required to be 30 years + to enable them to drive the Company vehicle which is a core requirement for this role.

Role -

You will provide a full range of planned and responsive repair and maintenance services to our supported housing accommodation occupied by vulnerable adults with learning disabilities, mental ill health, physical disabilities or who are on the autistic spectrum.

You will engage with tenants and care providers in the delivery of our repair and maintenance services and provide a customer focused response to the delivery of their repair and maintenance needs.

Successful candidates will be carrying out a full range of repair and ground’s maintenance services including handyman, decorating, gardening and cleaning services. You will work unsupervised, in residential premises/grounds.

Please note, this position is demanding and fast-paced which requires applicants to use own their initiative and be good at problem-solving while maintaining professionalism and a great eye for detail.

Working as an individual as well as part of a team, you will be competent in delivering a range of general grounds maintenance duties, including:

  • General Handyman and Property Maintenance tasks
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Changing Locks
  • Grass cutting
  • Shrub bed maintenance, both within formal and informal areas.
  • Hedge cutting
  • Weed management
  • Planting, pruning and maintenance of trees, shrubs and other tasks as required
  • Sweeping and clearing paths and hard standing
  • Communal, Void and Carpet cleaning in our services
  • Removal of waste from sites
  • Window cleaning
  • Pest control
  • Jet Washing

In your role you will be operating, maintaining and cleaning grounds maintenance and horticultural equipment, including hand tools, strimmer's, hedge-cutters, pedestrian mowers, and any other machinery required to undertake allocated tasks.

You are required to ensure you are compliant with all relevant legislation and in particular the control of Vibration at Works Regulations 2005 and PUWER Regulations 1998.


Our ‘on-the-go’ roles mean you’ll usually start and finish your day from home, moving around between different locations throughout the day. You won’t need a fixed desk to work from, but you’ll have access to our network where you can keep up to date with admin.

You will be provided with a van which you will take responsibility for and be required to travel to different sites within our portfolio to carry out your duties. This will be booked in over different days/periods and the areas will include Surrey, Thames Valley, London and surrounding areas. Willingness to work efficiently and travel is essential.

About you:

You will be required to have Property Repairs and Grounds Maintenance experience, including use of relevant machinery and equipment such as mowers, and hand-operated equipment.

You should have good communication skills; be able to apply initiative to your work; follow instructions; and be a fast learner and a good team player.

The work is both indoors and outdoors all year round, and work will take place in all weather conditions. All personal protective equipment and clothing will be provided.

You will be required to undertake training to meet the demands of the role.

Skills, knowledge and experience:

· Read, write and speak English to a good standard

· Strong communication skills

· Proactive and understanding approach

· Ability to diagnose repairs and maintenance issues whilst visiting sites

· Driving license and ability to drive a company van is essential

· You will have the ability to organise your own resources to achieve the days tasks

· You will have your own hand tools (larger tools and plant provided)


· Day shift: 8am – 5pm

· Flexibility is required

· Overtime available on prior agreement


· 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and your Birthday

· Staff discount scheme

· Company van and work phone

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £28,500.00-£31,000.00 per year


  • Employee discount


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Do you have your own tools?


  • Property Maintenance: 1 year (required)


  • Clean driving license (required)

Work Location: On the road

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