Charity  2023-09-01 12:42:52


£36236/annum Competitive


X3 Operative (Groundwork, Fencing & Clearance)

Looking for a rewarding trade career as a Ground worker Use your skills to help Fairhive repair, maintain and improve affordable housing in Buckinghamshire.

Fairhive is a non-profit affordable housing provider with ambition. We already provide affordable housing to more than 20,000 people in our community but we want to do more. That’s why we are striving to provide 1,000 additional homes by 2025.

Our trades team play a vital role in the provision of our services from repairing and maintaining existing housing stock to managing environmental improvements to provide more families in our community with a home.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Ground worker to join our team and to help us achieve our social mission.

On the Job you will:

Attend the Trusts housing stock and liaise with tenants to identify and diagnose groundwork and fencing defects.

Determine the most cost effective and expedient solution.

Carry out repair/renewal as necessary.

Undertake both responsive and planned maintenance of groundwork, fencing and clearance services to properties owned or managed by the Trust.

Execute workmanship to a high standard and ensure it is carried out in strict compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act, and any other relevant legislation covering safety in the workplace for self and others.

About You

We’re looking for someone who understands how important it is to have a safe place we can call home and who is motivated to support the local community.

For this role you will need:

Good level of physical fitness, including the ability to lift, work at heights and in differing conditions

Hold City & Guilds Part III /NVQ level 3 in General Construction or other equivalent qualification

Have other building works related skills such as carpentry, brick laying and plumbing skills

Hold a valid Driving Licence

Have an excellent awareness of current Health and Safety regulations backed up by evidence of relevant training, and the ability to work in a safe manner

You will ideally have skills and attributes that include:

Have good verbal and written skills including having the ability to liaise with our customers 

Have the ability to plan and organize repairs and maintenance works /projects

Be able to work as part of a team

If you’re conscientious, compassionate and want to learn more about a career in our Trades team, we’d love to hear from you!

Benefits include

28 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time)

Discretionary performance related payment

Contributory pension scheme

Flexible working

Health Cash Plan

Workplace Options Employee Assistance Programme

Employee discount scheme

E&D Commitment

Our Vision and Values express our commitment to becoming a leader in our field, providing quality affordable homes and investing in Aylesbury and our surrounding areas’ diverse communities. As part of our continued commitment to our workforce accurately reflecting the community we represent, we welcome applicants from ethnic minority backgrounds, and applicants who have status as an individual with a physical or mental disability, as part of our ongoing commitment to Equality and Diversity. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Closing date: 29th September 2023 at 1pm.
Interview date: TBC

All applications for this role will be reviewed on a continuous basis. As such, should a suitable candidate apply before the closing date, interviews and offers may take place before this date


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