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NEAT Operative

Blue Octopus
S1 4EB, Sheffield
£18,018 per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2022
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We have a great opportunity for a NEAT operative to join our team, based in the housing services department, you will be working in a team of 24 people providing Estate services to a diverse range of customers and properties. SYHA’s Neighbourhood Environmental Action Team (NEAT) provides a wide range of service to the entire housing stock.

The ideal candidate will need to be able to communicate well with a wide range of people, work well in a busy team, work well under pressure and understand relevant health and safety regulations. Candidates must possess a full and current UK driving licence, be committed to service delivery in a flexible manner. Knowledge of communal cleaning and gardening work is desirable.

Job Description

•             Salary Scale 2B - £18,018 to £19,429 per annum

•             Working hours are 8am until 4pm Monday to Friday

•             Benefits which include an excellent flexible working scheme, family friendly perks, wellbeing scheme, discounts scheme.


•             27 days annual leave, statutory bank holidays, plus an additional 4 SYHA days

•             Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you

•             Pension contributions

More about the role:

You will report to the NEAT Team Leader and will be responsible for providing a communal gardening and cleaning service to all our housing stock using a range of petrol driven machinery. Key tasks include cleaning communal stairwells and voids properties, waste management, litter picking, and fly tipping removals. You may be asked to carry out PAT testing of electrical items within communal areas and households. The tasks can involve heavy lifting and can be physically demanding. You will have high standards of health and safety and ensure SYHA’s responsibilities are fulfilled. You must be able to keep basic written records. Candidates must have a customer focused attitude and the ability to handle customer queries and remain calm in challenging situations. Experience of cleaning communal areas and void properties is desirable.

Who you are:

•             Excellent team working skills

•             Ability to communicate well with a wide range of people

•             A commitment to delivering and developing high standards of estate services

•             An awareness of health and safety relating to the service

•             Ability to solve problems

•             A full and current UK driving licence

Who we are:

At South Yorkshire Housing Association, our purpose is for our customers to settle at home, live well and realise their potential.

Feeling settled and living well means different things to the people and families that live across South Yorkshire. So, we work with people in different ways – from our extra-care housing, to providing services and opportunities that individuals can access in their home, workplace and community, to creating houses for affordable rent.

 Our employees enable us to create the best services, support, and experiences for our customers. We believe that difference makes us better, and that our services are made stronger by having a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Please note that we may remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. Please apply at your earliest convenience.

This role, or part of this role, is subject to legislation requiring you to have 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination unless you have a clinical medical exemption.

Closing Date: Midnight 28th January 2022

Interview Date: 10th February 2022 

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