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Peabody are looking for a Environmental Operative working in ground maintenance to join them in Thamesmead!

Environmental Operative – Grounds Maintenance


Location: Thamesmead

Full Time: 8am – 3:30pm

Salary: £25,439

Closing Date: 18/03/24 – 23:59:00



Job Description

What we’re looking for:

  • Do you have basic knowledge and understanding of health and safety regulations in relation to estates services?
  • Do you have a valid driving licence and able to drive company vehicles?
  • Are you able to carry out general horticultural maintenance duties using hand tools and mechanical horticultural appliances?

If so, this role is perfect for you!

Here at Peabody, we have an opportunity for Grounds Maintenance Operative on a permanent basis.

A bit about the role:

As an Environmental Grounds Maintenance Operative, you will provide an effective, responsive and pro-active customer focused Gardening service that is of a consistently high standard .

  • Carrying out a program of assigned grounds maintenance works in line with published schedules.
  • Ensuring activity such as planting summer and winter beds, maintenance of hedges, turf maintenance, weed spraying/ weeding and leafing is carried out during the appropriate seasonal parameters.
  • Undertake all appropriate security checks and deal promptly with any hazards.
  • Operating and maintaining powered and manual hand tools, specialized plant and other equipment in line with manufacturers’ guidelines.
  • Ensuring green waste is removed and disposed of with company policy and waste management regulations.

This role will require a UK driving licence and access to a vehicle

A bit about us:

160 years after it was established, Peabody is one of the oldest not-for-profit housing associations in the UK.

The Peabody Group is responsible for more than 107,000 homes, with around 220,000 residents across London and the Home Counties. We also have around 20,000 care and support customers.

Our purpose is to help people flourish, and we are getting closer to residents by taking a local approach.

We are committed to delivering a responsive and easily accessible repairs service and investing in our existing homes so they are safe and well maintained. Our retrofit projects will make thousands of our homes more energy efficient.

We work with councils and communities to promote economic inclusion, tackle inequality and poverty, and prioritise wellbeing.

Here just a few of the benefits for working at Peabody:

  • Flexible and hybrid working (depending on the role)
  • Up to 30 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates
  • Two additional paid volunteering days each year
  • Flexible benefits scheme, including family friendly benefits and access to a discount portal

How to apply

PLEASE NOTE: As an employer, Peabody does not provide sponsorship as a licenced UK employer.

To be considered for the position of Environmental Operative – Grounds Maintenance, please follow the link below and apply.

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