Estate Services Officer (Job Share)

Accent Group
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
04 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Who are Accent?

We own almost 22,000 houses across the north, east and south of the country.

They are home to over 35,000 customers. We exist to improve lives, providing people with high quality homes, affordably. Whatever their housing need, whether family, single, older or more vulnerable – our customers come first. They are always at the very heart of our business.

If you feel great about putting customers first, then we feel great about you joining the Accent team.

And we are a team. We live and breathe our values – we are smart, we are driven, we are caring and we are energetic – are you? If you can do what’s right and challenge what you think is wrong, relish the opportunity to work with some fabulous colleagues to improve the customer experience and make sure we keep to our promises, then you are the person we are looking for.

Come and join us and start your own journey with Accent. We aim to be number one, and you could help us get there.

You will be joining Accent at an exciting time. Our new 3-year Corporate Strategy ‘With you for your Journey’ sets out an ambitious and exciting agenda for the future that will establish Accent Group as a sector leading organisation.           


  • Peterborough


The spot salary for this post is £26,111 (pro rata) per annum for applicants who fully meet the requirements of the post. Applicants, who do not meet all of the requirements of the post, will start 5% or 10% below the spot salary.    


Car Allowance

£1,250 per annum paid monthly (subject to TAX and NI deductions, non-pensionable)


The Role and Person                      

  • Part Time
  • Permanent
  • 17.5 Hours

As an Estate Services Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring that the areas around our homes and safe and well managed and maintained. You will be responsible for managing and monitoring our Estates Service contracts, which include things like grounds maintenance and the cleaning of communal areas. You will be working with customers, colleagues and contractors to ensure that not only are services delivered as per the specification but that you also review the develop those standard over time.

As well as performance standards you will be managing budgets and reviewing satisfaction levels, and making recommendations based on exceptional or unsatisfactory performance. You will be out and about most of the time assessing work and developing and maintaining the partnership with contactors. This will include responding to calls from colleagues who need your help to ensure customers are as informed as possible. You will also get involved in approving costs for service charges and possibly developing specifications for new schemes and new contracts.

Your core role and focus is all about supporting the effective delivery of estate services contracts as part of our service offer to customers.

You will need to take ownership of the work and responsibility for managing your own time and setting priorities for the work to be done. There is a high degree of communication in this role and you will need to be excellent in building effective relationships. We expect you to have a record of successful management of contractors, through the good times and the tricky ones and you will have strong attention to detail and be able to interpret maps and plans.

If you feel great about putting customers first, then we feel great about you joining the Accent team an Estate Services Officer, you will be:


  • 28 days (pro rata) paid holiday per year rising by 1 day per year up to a maximum of one working week
  • Option to purchase additional holiday of up to 2 of your working weeks (at managers discretion)
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Salary based contributory pension
  • Scheme with Life Assurance cover or a defined contribution pension
  • Scheme (SHPS)
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme

 Notice Period

  • 1 Month                

Interview Date