Company: Weaver Vale Housing Trust
Job Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
Location: Working across various locations within Cheshire & Warrington
Closing Date: August 17, 2022
Salary: £27,977 per annum
Location: Working across various locations within Cheshire & Warrington
Interview Date: August 22, 2022

Trades Plus Operative – Groundworker (Permanent)
Salary £27,977 per annum
40 hours per week
Working across various locations within Cheshire

Do you want to work for a ‘Times Top 100 Best Company’ which recently achieved ‘Housing’s Best Association to Work For’?

The Trust provides homes and services across Cheshire and is a Times Top 100 company to work for. We have over 6000 properties and a variety of external open spaces. We are looking for an experienced landscaper, flagger and fencer on a permanent basis to work within the Open space and environmental services team.

Your Opportunity:

Do you enjoy working outdoors in all weathers? Do you work to a high standard and take pride in what you do? As a ground worker at the Trust, you will carry out both planned and responsive external works across all of the Trust’s external areas including customers gardens and communal open spaces. You must have demonstrable competence in all aspects of groundwork including flagging, fencing, drainage and garden clearances. You will be expected to work safely, follow guidelines, assess risk and ensure the safety of yourself, our customers and your colleagues.

You will be working in domestic properties and it is essential that you work within the values of the Trust and can communicate effectively with both customers and colleagues. You should be comfortable working as part of a team, be flexible to the demands of the role but have the confidence to manage your own time and use your own initiative.

You must have a current and valid UK driving licence.

The working week is 40 hours, and these hours will be worked between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm. In addition, you will be required to participate on the out of hours callout rota and work within a 30 mile radius of Gadbrook Point, Northwich.

Your Benefits:

In addition to salary we offer a great working environment, a workplace pension scheme, 25-31 days annual leave depending on service, child-care subsidy, an Employee Assistance Programme to help you balance work, family, and personal life, Excellent ongoing learning opportunities and annual Personal Development and Well Being payment.

Please be advised this role requires a Basic Disclosure Barring Service Check.

Closing date: Wednesday 17th August 2022 (Noon)
(Please be aware that applications received after this time will not be considered)

In person Interview date: W/C Monday 22nd August 2022

Please visit our website at to access the job information pack & application form. Please submit your CV with a covering letter (max. 2 pages) or completed applications demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria in relation to the person specification and or Accountability profile, please return to Gadbrook Point, Rudheath Way, Northwich, CW9 7LL or send to [email protected]

Those applicants that consider themselves to have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview. Please confirm within your application if you consider yourself to have a disability and if so, what reasonable adjustments may be required for you.

In line with the Trust’s Disclosure & Barring Policy, please confirm WITHIN YOUR APPLICATION if you have any current convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants may be subject to a DBS check.

Disclaimer: We may conduct social media checks from sources such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn to assist us in our assessment of your suitability for the role.

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The recruitment manager will review your skills and experience to determine if there is a match with the position for which you applied. If there is, we will contact you by phone or email to schedule an interview / assessment. If your background does not match our current needs, you will not be contacted.

Please note due to the high volume of applications we are unable to respond to all unsuccessful applicants. If you haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks of the vacancy closing date, unfortunately we will not be pursuing your application further.

We appreciate your interest in Weaver Vale Housing Trust and the time you have invested in applying to us.

The Trust invites applications from all members of the community, irrespective of Gender, Gender reassignment, Sexual orientation, Race, Religion or belief, Disability, Age, Pregnancy and maternity, Marriage and civil partnership.

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