Temporary Estates Operative – Property Services

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Temporary Estates Operative – Property Services
Contract / Temporary


Posted: 27th July 2022 13:36
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  • Pay Rate:

    £10.94 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, hours tbc

  • This opening assignment is for 8 months

  • Hastings,

    TN34 3FN

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Estates Operative – Property Services

Job Ref: OBT PS4F7

As part of the Estate Services team to provide a high quality and environmental service to communal areas on estates within a specified area. This may include cleaning, litter picking, bin stores and the reporting of issues and improvements, safety and security of customers, visitors and properties. 

To include some or all of the following responsibilities / accountabilities dependent upon the location of work:

  • Provide a high standard cleaning service to communal areas in blocks including lifts, stairwells, floors, walls and windows.
  • Maintain clear, tidy and safe refuse areas such as bin stores, chute rooms and hoppers, following specific cleaning specifications and standards.
  • Provide a litter picking service, which may include noxious substances and drug paraphernalia to ensure estates are maintained to a safe standard.
  • Ensure personal protective equipment and machinery is used & maintained in a safe manner, and reporting any faults or defects, near misses, incidents or accidents to Line Manager.
  • Ensure that stocks of hazardous and inflammable liquids are stored appropriately and conforms to COSHH and fire regulations.
  • Assist the Estates Team Manager, in the monitoring, reporting and re-ordering of cleaning materials and cleaning/gardening equipment.
  • Ensure company vehicle is kept clean and in roadworthy condition, carrying out visual inspections and checks and arranging servicing/repairs as necessary once authorisation has been granted by Estates team Manager.
  • Report faults and repairs, situations concerning anti-social activity, and bulk rubbish.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Hold a current full UK driving licence and the willingness to drive the association’s vehicles including vans and tipper transits.
  • NVQ qualification, or equivalent, in either cleaning or Environmental Services, or be willing to undertake and qualify for such within probationary period.
  • Capability to operate machinery and equipment such as petrol blowers, floor cleaning apparatus.
  • Ability and willingness to work internally and externally during all seasons.
  • Ability to fulfil the physical requirements of a manual post.
  • Experience of working in a similar or related environment or post.


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Full Driving licence.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: OBT PS4F7
Temporary Estates Operative – Property Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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