Job Description

£20000 - £25000/annum

Soft Landscaping Operative - 6 Months Fixed Term Contract - Birmingham, West Midlands County

If you can put your landscaping experience to use and help us to provide and maintain safe, secure and thriving communities that people are proud to call home - you belong at Bromford.

In your role as a landscaper, you’ll carry out the maintenance of our green spaces and help with the clearance of our gardens. You’ll maintain the upkeep of all landscaped areas and operate ride-on mowers, strimmer and blowers.

You’ll be the eyes and ears within the community you serve; responsible for reporting neighbourhood and community issues to your colleagues. PPE must be used for each activity, you should follow health and safety regulations throughout all your work, never compromising the customer, colleagues or yourself. All your tools and equipment must be kept in good working order and regularly serviced, including the use and maintenance of the company vehicle.

You must be comfortable working on your own and as part of a team. You are expected to provide a high-quality service to residents, including consultation and liaison work with customers and colleagues. You’ll be working outside in inclement weather conditions as well as exposure to cold/heat and noise. You must keep accurate records of your work, sharing best practice and ways of working to improve the service, learning from experience when things don’t go to plan.

You’ll build strong relationships here, make new friends and have a genuinely positive impact on the lives of thousands of people.

This role will cover Birmingham and surrounding areas and will some travel to and from the surrounding areas, so you must live in a suitable location to cover this area of work.

To be a landscaper with Bromford, you will:

Be experienced in soft landscaping
Ideally, hold an NPTC qualification in brush cutter, pedestrian mower, ride on mower, hedge cutter and PA1 and PA6 in spraying pesticides (although training is available where required)
Have a good understanding of health and safety, COSHH requirements
Have basic IT knowledge and comfortable using mobile devices (training to be provided)
Be punctual, have excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude
Be comfortable working on your own and as part of a team
Need to have a full, clean driving licence. You will have a work vehicle which you will share with a colleague
Build effective relationships based on trust and respect, have excellent customer service skills and be a great ambassador for Bromford.Your previous experience may be in roles such as a gardener, landscaper, grounds person and landscaping operative.

A place to be you!

Being able to express yourself at work helps you connect with people and gives you the freedom to perform better at your job. We believe diversity helps drive success, so we want to build a culture where all our differences are celebrated. Everybody should feel that they belong and are able to bring their true, authentic selves to work. We want an organisation that reflects the communities and the people that we serve and if we can achieve this, we know that we will create an environment where everyone is included and can thrive.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 21 April with interviews taking place week commencing 3 May 2021.

We reserve the right to close vacancy adverts early depending on application numbers. We therefore encourage an early application.

If this sounds like you, you’ll feel right at home here. At Bromford we give both customers and colleagues the opportunity to realise their potential. In our team you’ll do incredible work and be rewarded for doing so. Not just in the smiling faces of the thriving communities that you help build, but in the trust, support, training, success and friendship you’ll find in our team.

If you can be bold, be honest, be you and be brilliant… you belong at Bromford. Apply now.

In addition to a competitive salary, we will offer you a fantastic benefits package. This includes; 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata); a choice of defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes; trust-based flexible working, and a £500 personal allowance to spend on your choice of things like private medical cover, dental treatment and gym membership (pro-rata). to see the full list.

Bromford Housing Group is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding employees and customers, as a result we will carry out pre-employment checks. The nature of these checks will vary according to the role applied for, and may include details of current/previous employment, unspent criminal convictions, education and proof of relevant qualifications. We will also be asking for references for everyone who is offered employment with us which must cover the last two years. In addition to this, all employees will be asked for evidence of their right to live and work in the UK - further information is available on the .

We do not require recruitment agency support at this time - all speculative CVs will be treated as a direct application