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Contract Supervisor - Open Space and Environmental Services

Weaver Vale Housing Trust
Northwich, Cheshire
£30,000 - £34,865
Closing date
30 Oct 2021
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Contract Supervisor - Open Space and Environmental Services (Permanent)
Salary £30,000 - £34,865 per annum
37 hours per week (to be worked flexibly in line with business needs)

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 a supervisor on a permanent basis to work within the Open space and environmental services team. Our team is responsible for maintaining both the Trusts open spaces and internal communal areas as well as delivering a planned external works program within customer gardens.

We are looking for someone who loves working outdoors, is passionate about delivering an excellent grounds maintenance service and will help shape and develop our open space service for the future. With the ability to build strong and effective relationships, you will be responsible for supervising both our in-house team and external contractors and will have demonstrable experience in both. You will be responsible for the safe and timely delivery of both planned and cyclical grounds maintenance work ensuring that we are providing a quality service to our customers whilst ensuring value for money.

You will have strong horticultural and plant knowledge with an interest in improving both the amenity value and biodiversity within open space areas as well as an innovative approach to dealing with other environmental issues such as litter and fly tipping. You will be as comfortable using a range of IT systems as you are with operating horticultural equipment or planning a work schedule for the team.

You will work flexibly from site, home and the office and will have the autonomy to manage your own workload. You will proactively find solutions to resolve customer queries and complaints regarding the grounds maintenance service and take our customers views into account to develop our procedures.

It is essential that you work within the values of the Trust and can communicate effectively with customers, colleagues and external partners. You must have a current and valid UK driving licence.

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 and annual Personal Development and Well Being payment.

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

Closing date: Noon,  12 noon, Monday 1st November 2021 (Please be aware that applications received after this time will not be considered)

Assessment / Interview Date: Week commencing 8th November 2021

Please visit our website at to access the job information pack.

To apply please submit your C.V. with a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria as detailed on the person specification and send to . C.V’s without a covering letter will not be considered.

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.

In line with the Trust’s Disclosure & Barring Policy, please confirm if you have any current convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The Trust invites applications from all members of the community, irrespective of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion or disability.

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