Cleaner / Estates Operative

Posted a week ago by Orbit Group

£21,720 - £23,907/annum group incentive bonus to 15%, generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays, private medical, contributory pension, life assurance

We’re building thriving communities as one of the UK’s largest housing groups and a leading developer of affordable housing.

We believe everyone is entitled to a good home they can afford, in a place they are proud to live. More than 100,000 people live in our homes.

If you want to experience work that’s truly rewarding, join us. Because when we achieve together, customers and communities thrive.

Work for Orbit. Believe in people.

The role

Orbit are looking for a cleaner/estates operative to provide a high quality and environmental service to communal areas on estates within a specified area.  This may include cleaning, litter picking, removal of bulk rubbish/fly tipping, bin store cleaning and the reporting of issues and improvements, safety and security of our customers, visitors and Orbits properties.  This role works across 5 schemes where you will work in a team of 2, a works van is provided for travel from your contracted base. 

This role is part of Customer & Communities where you'll help us to lead the way keeping our promise to more than 100,000 customers.

What you'll achieve

  • To be responsible for providing a high standard cleaning service to communal areas in blocks including lifts, stairwells, floors, walls, and windows. To maintain clear, tidy and safe refuse areas such as bin stores, chute rooms and hoppers, following specific cleaning specifications and standards.
  • To provide a litter picking and bulk rubbish/fly tipping removal service, which may include noxious substances and drug paraphernalia to ensure estates are maintained to the highest visual standards and are safe.
  • To be accountable for ensuring personal protective equipment and machinery is used & maintained in a safe manner, and reporting any faults or defects, near misses, incidents, or accidents to Senior Estate Services Operative.
  • To be accountable for ensuring that stocks of hazardous and inflammable liquids are stored appropriately and conforms to COSHH and fire regulations. 
  • Responsible for carrying out estates duties, as directed by the Senior Estate Services Operative (to include but not limited to snow clearance, gritting,  bin and bin store works, minor/routine repairs in communal areas/offices and removal of graffiti where required.)

What you'll bring

Essential skills

  • Must hold a current full UK driving licence and be willing to drive the association’s vehicles, including vans and tipper transits.
  • Basic level of numeracy/ literacy being required
  • Must have the capability to operate machinery/tipper vans and equipment such as petrol blowers, floor cleaning apparatus.
  • Must have the ability and willingness to work internally and externally during all seasons.
  • Must be able to fulfil the physical requirements of a manual post.

Why Orbit?

Choosing us means being rewarded in every sense.

Here’s what you can expect to enjoy with us.

A rewarding experience that works for you

We strive to create an inclusive experience with benefits and wellbeing programmes designed to help you, and your loved ones, to thrive.  For a better work life balance, we offer flexible working opportunities for many roles.

A place to progress

From training programmes to professional qualifications, we provide opportunities to learn and develop at every stage of your career. Whether you’re a student, graduate or experienced professional we’ll support you to grow.

For leaders, our tailored development journeys are designed to stretch and strengthen your leadership skills. As well as practical training, we give you access to renowned business schools and experiential programmes for greater breadth and depth of learning.

A purpose to feel proud of

We’re proud to make a difference to people together. We’re values-driven with a commercial focus on performance - because the more profit we make, the more we can achieve for people.

What brings us together is a passionate belief in progress and people.

Read more about the values and purpose that drive us on our careers website.

How we hire

We aim to make our hiring process simple and fair:

  1. Online application
  2. Interview(s)
  3. Decision and offer

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.

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