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Date Added: Tue 18/01/2022

Facilities Operative - Gardening

Cambridge, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

JA862 - Facilities Operative/carertaker/groundsman

Location - Cambridge

Salary - £22K

Hours Monday - Friday (Apply online only)


We are currently recruiting for a Facilities Support Operative to join our client's estates management business in Cambridge maintaining gardens and communal areas withing properties. The successful candidate must have a full UK driving licence and the right to work in the UK. The overall purpose of this job is to effectively carry out duties under the instruction of the Facilities Management team on the communal areas of various residential estates, which will allow the sites to remain in a good state of repair throughout.

Key Responsibilities

Grass cutting and edging
Regular weeding of beds (which will include weed killing)
Seasonal pruning and dead heading (under instruction if necessary)
Litter pick site and keep bin stores clean and tidy
Check and clean communal lights
Replace communal light bulbs
Carry out routine emergency light and alarm tests (after training)
Vacuuming and cleaning of communal areas including polishing/dusting of woodwork and balustrades
Clean windows and glass where necessary
Clean door furniture and kick plates
Check and remove cobwebs on a regular basis
Pressure wash paths and decking when required
'Response' any issues related to the estates efficiently to allow quick resolutions to be found to issues
Covering absences when team members are away
Care-taking and mobile teams across the portfolio
Cover any site-based position (Concierge, Cleaner, Porter, Head Porter etc.) which may include early or late shifts
Covering some duties of the Facilities Supervisor
You will also be given first option of all overtime including weekend work, although this will be optional

Skills & Experience

Experience in cleaning, gardening, and minor maintenance (3 years)
Good standard of education
Full 'clean' driving licence
Be competent in Microsoft Office applications.


PA1 & PA6 licence
Previous experience of managing small teams
Skills / Competencies required
Benefits include

Pension, long service awards and annual holiday increases at 3,5- & 10-years' service
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