Trainee Estate and Cleansing Worker - Villages Housing Association Ltd (REF. 017)

Published on: Wednesday, 03-December-2014

Villages Housing Association owns and manages over 2800 rented properties in Knowsley and Oldham and employ over 90 people occupying a range of positions associated with providing high quality homes and environments for our residents and communities to flourish mainly in Stockbridge Village, Knowsley and Fitton Hill in Oldham.

Key Responsibilities for the role

  • To be an integral member of the team that provides a comprehensive environmental and cleaning service to tenants of Villages.
  • To undertake the maintenance and construction of all hard and soft landscape areas identified by Villages Housing.
  • Operate machinery relevant to the role and undertake development training on new machinery.
  • Responsible for litter picking.
  • Clearing properties ready for incoming tenants.

Key skills to be successful in your application are

  • Excellent Attitude
  • Literate and numerate
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance
  • Seeking an outdoor all weather job 

Location: Stockbridge Village
Contracted Hours:  35 hours 8am-15:30 Mon to Fri
Hourly rate of pay: Trainee rate dependent upon age

Download Job Description & Person Specification

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the application form (Word)
  2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing Date for applications: Friday 12 December 2014

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