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Grounds Maintenance Quality & Defects Manager - job post

Platform Housing Group
3.2 out of 5
£37,558 a year - Full-time
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  • £37,558 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday



Full job description

Could you make a positive impact on our Communities?

Platform Property Care has an exciting opportunity for a Quality & Defects Manager to join our Grounds Maintenance team as our Subject Matter Expert for all of Platform Housing new build sites landscaping under development.

What could you be doing?

In this key role you will be responsible for ensuring landscaping works on new developments are delivered on time, to high standards and contract specification whilst being the main point of contact for all stakeholders.

You’ll have a real input into new development scheme design and maintenance regime being involved with the pre-planning and pre-site review. Working with our Development Land team you will lead on all Grounds throughout the build process, managing the defects until sites are complete and then handed over to the Grounds Maintenance Delivery Managers and their teams to manage and maintain on a day to day.

Some things we need from you:

  • Proven knowledge and demonstrable experience of delivering horticulture and landscape maintenance techniques and industry best practice including tree and hedge conservation
  • Experience of working day to day with external stakeholders with excellent relationship building and maintenance skills
  • Used to working with site plans and planting diagrams with a key eye for detail
  • Experience in monitoring, measuring, and managing performance and addressing under-performance and of delivering works on time
  • It would be desirable if you have a C & G/ National Diploma or equivalent qualification in Horticulture, and if you were an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and working towards Corporate Membership
  • Management and H & S Management qualifications would also be desirable but not essential

We’d also like you to be:

  • Highly organised and professional in approach
  • Used to balancing a heavy workload and prioritising as necessary
  • Customer Focussed
  • Strong IT Skills with use of MS Office, 365 and GIS
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills

This is a mobile role with a van and fuel card provided so a driving licence is essential. The area covered by this role is group wide and covers the central areas - Birmingham/ the West Midlands/ Leicestershire/ Lincolnshire/ Derbyshire/ Worcestershire & Herefordshire so you would need to live in these areas. We have group offices in Solihull and Worcester. You will need to travel extensively across all of Platform Housing Group’s new development portfolio, and on occasion respond to meetings outside of work hours.

Part of Platform Housing Group, Platform Property Care is a well-established property maintenance business. Working with us is more than just a job. We value the contribution that our colleagues make to our business; our vision is clear – we are growing fast, and we aim to achieve our plan through an engaged and highly skilled team.

If this sounds like the ideal role and place for you then we’d love to hear from you! If you would like to find out more, please contact Nicola Chamberlain, Head of Estates, at for a chat.

We do not require recruitment agency support at this time - all speculative CV’s will be treated as a direct application.

Join us and find your purpose at Platform!

Working with us is more than just a job, you will be joining an amazing organisation that values you and your contribution, and where you can truly make a difference and change people’s lives.

You will join the largest social housing association in the Midlands. We're much more than just houses; we build homes, strong communities, and make a real and positive difference to the lives of our customers.

We recognise the unique and individual needs of people, so if you are interested in this role but would like to explore a different way of working to the standard Monday to Friday, 9-5 approach, then please highlight this on your application or discuss it with us at the interview stage. After all, we want to attract the best people to work for us and we know that one size does not fit all.

Platform is a great place to work, we offer lots of opportunities for you to get involved, share ideas and shape what we do - from networking groups through to fun community and social events. This is an exciting time to join us, that will provide you with real exposure to the wider dynamics of a truly modern housing association that will play a major part in delivering our 5-year corporate strategy.

If we receive a high number of applications, this vacancy may expire prior to the closing date. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Platform Housing Group are committed to building a healthy, vibrant and inclusive organisation that treats people with respect and creates opportunities for all.

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