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Environmental Maintenance Operative (full time)

Salary £20,592
Location St Austell, Cornwall
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Environmental Maintenance Operatives work either alone or as part of a team undertaking duties on housing estates and in residential properties covering a wide area across Cornwall, responsibilities include:


  • To ensure that the estate cleaning rota and specification is complied with in full


  • To undertake the duties of an environmental maintenance operative including dusting, wiping, sweeping, vacuuming, washing, mopping, polishing of walls, floors, windows and doors within blocks of flats and, where instructed, individual properties


  • To sweep external communal areas and remove weeds, rubbish and litter from paved areas and rubbish and litter from garden areas within blocks of flats and, where instructed, individual properties


  • To undertake void property clearances, including all rooms, loft spaces, gardens, sheds etc, within the timescales set by the Environmental Co-ordinator


  • To check the operation of communal lighting and change bulbs as required, reporting any other failures, including broken fittings, defective lighting and door entry systems for further attention


  • To carry out regular testing of fire alarms to communal areas.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Educated to NVQ Level 1 or equivalent.


  • Educated to Functional skills level 1 or equivalent in Maths and English.


  • Experience in providing excellent customer service and developing relationships


  • Ability to transport oneself to various locations


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups and appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory basic check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


About You


  • Exudes a positive and welcoming persona and good customer service skills


  • Ability to analyse/assess situations and respond accordingly


  • Shows tolerance, respect and consideration for others


  • Values equality, diversity and inclusion and takes appropriate action when there is evidence of discrimination or inequality


For more information regarding to specific responsibilities and knowledge and experience please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.


Closing date: Monday 3 April 2023

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 12 April 2023


Ocean Housing Ltd is a not for profit, charitable registered provider of social and affordable housing, with a stock of over 4,700 properties throughout Cornwall. We are part of the Cornwall Homechoice ‘Choice Based Lettings’ scheme.

At Ocean we believe affordable housing is not just about the buildings, but about the people who turn them into homes. We provide a wide range of services to our residents, helping them to make the most of their homes and the communities they live in.

“To be an innovative provider of quality homes and services, with residents and staff at the heart of Ocean, and Ocean at the heart of the community.”

At Ocean our vision is to be the employer of choice for Cornwall. We want to create a work environment where everyone feels like they belong, can bring their best, authentic selves to work every day and are provided with the support they need to do a great job.

Our purpose is to create a modern, dynamic and agile work environment, fit for the 21st Century and one of which all of our colleagues feel included and proud to be a part of. An environment which enables colleagues to provide quality, affordable homes and services for the people of Cornwall. We believe work is what you do, not where you go and therefore colleagues deliver their work where it best suits the need, whether that be in the office, home or around a local area or site using local facilities. Colleagues are agile and work or have meetings in any place to suit the need and task.

Generous Holiday Entitlement

Healthcare Benefits

Occupational Sick Pay Scheme

Pension which includes Death in Service Benefit

Family friendly

Committed to Training and Developing our Employees

Cycle to Work

Honest, Enthusiastic and Always Positive

Passionate about Customer Service

Quality and Value in all we do

Innovative, Ambitious and Brave for the future of our Business, Customers and Communities

Best Place to Work at Cornwall Business Awards 2022
Sponsored by the Skills Hub

“This is a really challenging sector to work in and Ocean Housing Group have really gone above and beyond to support their workforce. They really show strong leadership from above in putting their employees first and the level of engagement they get from everyone in their teams is commendable, with really high number of team members taking part in surveys, consultancy and feedback. The Ocean Housing Group have also invested in the continual improvement of their staff, services and benefits to ensure that staff consistently feel invested in and valued – Well Done!”

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