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Groundworker

Company L & Q Group Location Kent
Contract Permanent Position Salary Starting from £27,286 per annum
Sector(s) Charity/non-profit, Other

Job Description

L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK's most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 97,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.

As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our GBP 250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy.  

In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.

Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.

The Role

We are looking for skilled Groundworkers to be part of our in-house Maintenance Team covering South East London and the surrounding areas. The focus will be on high quality work, outstanding customer service and a right first time attitude. 

Our Operatives are supplied with an L&Q van (business use only), uniform and PPE equipment.  You will begin the day from your home address where you will travel to jobs which are distributed to your PDA (hand-held device).

The Person

Working knowledge of a building and/or housing environment 

Able to deliver excellent customer service (essential) 

Relevant City and Guilds/NVQ qualifications (or qualified by experience) 

Able to use a PDA (hand-held device) and on occasion a computer 

Full clean UK driving licence (essential)

Must have own hand tools (larger tools and specialist equipment will be arranged if needed)

The Skills

Focusing on Pointing - raking out and repointing brickwork but will include the following:

Fencing Repairs and Installations - feather edge fencing/overlap panel fencing/garden gates and posts/palisade fencing

Concrete Work - renewing and securing manhole/gulley covers, replacing and patching in garden paths 

Slab Work - renewing/replacing/re-levelling slabs and flags, re-levelling blacked paving

Clearing Guttering - minor guttering repairs 

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.


In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance. 

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you're interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it's feasible then we'll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change 

 

Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility

 

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