Ground Maintenance Operative



The purpose of this exciting role is to carry out general maintenance tasks at residential and commercial properties managed by Sorbon Estates. This includes general building fabric repairs, property clearance and gardening as directed by the Maintenance/Project Coordinator and Facilities and Maintenance Manager.

Ensure all work is carried out to the highest standard whilst using time, technology, and tools as efficiently and economically as possible. As a representative of the company there will be an expectation to provide a 5* customer experience to the tenants, landlords and members of the public.


Key responsibilities:

  • Landscaping  and external ground works including excavation, ground maintenance, Slabbing, minor concrete work and car park maintenance
  • Desired construction background including painting, decorating and general building fabric experience
  • Carry out all works efficiently and effectively, highlighting any other issues through computer aided facilities management system
  • Keeping the company van, tools, PPE clean and tidy and fit for purpose
  • Awareness of Risk Assessing your work and reporting hazards whilst work
  • Able to plan your time and organise your paperwork job sheets, POs and receipts


Skills required:

  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Smart & presentable
  • Clean driving licence
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Pro-active "can do" approach
  • Problem solving
  • Good communication skills
  • Practical, proactive and solution driven
  • Customer focused
  • Positive and helpful attitude
  • Experience updating electronic worksheet on tablets/phone
  • Timekeeping
  • Organisation skills


Experience required:

  • At least 5 years 'on the tools' experience

Shanly Group is an equal opportunities employer.



We will always try to fill our roles directly where we can.

When we need some extra help, we work with selected recruitment agencies who we have agreed fees and terms and conditions in place with. A member of our HR team will directly engage with the recruitment agency, discussing the role requirements and process fully. Candidates should only be put forward to a member of our HR team following this specific instruction.

We will not pay any fee to agencies who submit a speculative and unsolicited CV to any of our employees and without the agency having received a specific instruction from the HR team. In this instance, we reserve the right to contact the candidate directly without incurring any agency fee.

Speculative or unsolicited candidate and/or CV submission to Shanly Homes Limited, Sorbon Estates Limited and all associated, subsidiary, holding, related or connected companies will be seen as evidence of full acceptance of this policy.

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