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Environmental Services Operative

Yorkshire Housing
Skipton, North Yorkshire
£22,366.22 per annum
Closing date
7 Dec 2021

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Homes and Asset Management, Facilities management, Maintenance / Repair, Residential Development & Construction, Health and safety
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

We are recruiting for an Environmental Services Operative who takes pride on the quality of their work to join a forward thinking & growing housing association. The successful candidate will be part of our regional Environmental Services Team who provide quality grounds maintenance and undertake repairs & maintenance programs around Yorkshire. This is a mobile role based out of Skipton.

What you’ll be doing?

You’ll be working as part of a team ensuring that all seasonal cuts, flower bed maintenance, control of weeds and renovation to grassed area’s and all other associated grounds maintenance duties. You’ll be undertaking the maintenance of all grounds maintenance equipment to include strimmers, mowers and tractors and provide daily check records as instructed by the Environmental Services Team Leaders. 

The successful candidate will carry out programmes of minor works to include gritting, fencing as prepared by both property and environmental services and other sections within the company. You’ll carry out environmental health and safety duties to include sharps removal and disposal in strict compliance with all health and safety criteria and best practise. 

For further info please see the attached in the role profile.

The stuff that sets you apart

You’ll have previous experience and skills in this area from a similar role and have knowledge of Health and Safety regulations including the use of safe machinery and PPE. 

Holding a valid, UK driving license is an essential requirement along with ability to produce reports, good communication skills and ability to work on your own initiative and unsupervised.

We need you to be passionate about offering a quality service! A recognised apprenticeship in horticultural, landscape maintenance or community based services would be desirable.

What’s in it for you?

  • Salary of £22,366.22 for a 37 hour week with the opportunity for overtime to suit business need.
  • 25 days annual leave (raising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays.
  • You will also be provided with equipment & everything you need for your role.
  • A genuine caring culture which puts colleagues at the heart of what we do.
  • A growing, stable organisation which provides job security, growth & opportunities.
  • A contributory pension scheme where we will match your contributions up to 9%

The finer print

This is a permanent, full time (37 hours per week) role. You will be predominantly based from the Skipton depot and you’ll be expected to travel around Yorkshire.

The closing date for applications will be 5th December. If a competitive candidate pool is identified, we reserve the right to close the role early, therefore we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.


We are Yorkshire Housing by name and Yorkshire is our focus. We own and manage nearly 20,000 homes – and are developing thousands more.


Our vision is making it possible to have a place you're proud to call home


You might think of Yorkshire Housing as ‘just’ a housing provider, but we’re so much more than that. We’re here to make a positive difference in people’s lives. So, as well as owning and managing nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire, we also:


  • Offer money and tenancy coaching  
  • Help older customers live at home independently  
  • Adapt homes to match the needs of our customers   
  • Carry out repairs and replace items before things go wrong  
  • Provide antisocial behaviour support  
  • Get involved with work in the community  



Our five priorities that will help us achieve our vision are:


Great Customer Experience 


We’ll listen to customers and use what we know about them to shape our services. Oh, and we’ll provide extra support where it’s needed. 




Homes and Places to be Proud of  


We’ll create homes that people want to live in. 


- Quality  


- Safety 


- Affordability 


We’ll also be kind to the planet and aim to be one of the first UK housing associations to stop using gas heating and hot water systems.






We’ll deliver 8,000 new homes by 2030. They will be energy efficient, sustainable and affordable to live in. We’ll also refresh our Help to Buy and social and affordable rented options. 


We’ll achieve these priorities by focusing on being:  




Employer of Choice 


We’ll lead the way and make a name for ourselves as an employer. We’ll give you the right support and tools to succeed, plus a package full of benefits.




Strong, Resilient and Innovative Business 


We’ll invest in all the right things, from our ICT to our people. This will make us stronger, helping us to make a difference to our customers and be a business that people want to work for and with. 


Find Us
0113 825 6000
The Place
2 Central Place
West Yorkshire
LS10 1FB
United Kingdom
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