Grounds Maintenance Driver, Mentor - Manchester

Groundsman Manchester, West Midlands (United Kingdom) Full Time

Trafford Housing Trust

About the job

Vacancy Details
Grounds Maintenance – Driver Mentor
£19,457 - £21,947 per annum

Trafford Borough


Trafford Housing Trust (THT) is an independent housing company providing more than 9,000 quality affordable homes within the Trafford area of Manchester. We are a “profit-for-purpose” organisation, striving for a society transformed, free from poverty, inequality and injustice. We are also a Times Top 100 employer and have Gold status IIP accreditation.

THT are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people whose passion is to make a real difference. We believe in delivering excellent customer and community services and need people who are looking for a challenging career in which they can excel and take pride. THT is more than just a landlord. We are a force for good, driven by social justice, inspiring people and neighbourhoods to be the best they can be.

The Role

The Trust is looking for an enthusiastic Grounds Maintenance Driver Mentor to join our busy team.

Working as part of our environmental services team, you will work alongside other operatives and undertake grounds maintenance services to all contracted sites which include all aspects of hard/soft landscaping such as; grass cutting, spraying for weed suppression, clearing leaf fall and removal of unwanted growth from trees.

As a Driver Mentor you will be tasked with leading the local team on site, mentoring volunteers and new staff members with a diverse background and actively developing the team by giving constructive feedback. You will be responsible for ensuring our customer standards are delivered, time on site is recorded and that the customers experience of our service is positive. You will be a proactive member of the team, actively learning from customer feedback to improve the service delivery.

You will have an understanding of relevant health and safety regulations in an Estates environment and have knowledge of recording the use of vibration (HAVI) when using the machines. You'll have experience and knowledge of using equipment to maintain green spaces and have a can do attitude with a flexible approach to your working hours, particularly in the summer time.

To be considered for this role you must hold a full, clean driving licence with the ability to drive up to C1 and ideally hold PA01 and PA06 Pesticide application training.

Knowledge of COSHH law and experience of using mobile devices, such a tablet, is beneficial.

We have a very clear mission statement, We create clean, safe and attractive communities, a place which our customer can call home.

If you’re up for the challenge we’d love to hear from you.

What Trafford Housing Trust can offer you?

At Trafford Housing Trust, the individual skill sets and personality each person brings adds dynamism to the organisation and we actively seek to build upon this. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and we offer an attractive benefits package for employees, as well as a competitive and transparent system of pay and reward. These benefits include excellent training and development opportunities, a salary sacrifice child care voucher scheme, access to the Social Housing Defined Contribution pension scheme, annual leave allowance starting at 20 days per annum and rising to 30 days per annum with service. Following successful completion of a six month probationary period we also offer a Cycle to work scheme, Health care plan and free access to leisure facilities in the borough.

If you are interested in becoming part of Team THT and would like further details of this vacancy please visit the Vacancies page on the Trafford Housing Trust website and complete the application form.

Closing Date: 22nd February 2019

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