Do you want to provide an essential service to council housing estates across our city? Do you have experience of cleaning and enjoy working in a customer focussed environment?
If so, we welcome your application to join the Estates Service Team as a Housing Estates Assistant.
You will be part of the Estates Service Team who deliver a cleaning and minor repairs service to the council’s housing stock of approximately 850 blocks.
Now is a great time to join Brighton and Hove City Council as we expand our housing team to deliver exciting strategic plans for housing into the future.
For an informal discussion, please contact Chloe Mclaughlin or Les Barnes – Estates Service Manager on 01273 294769 or by email on email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role
We are looking for an organised and motivated individual with:
• experience of cleaning and knowledge of the methods used in cleaning common parts of public buildings
• the ability to work within a team as well as on your own initiative
• experience of delivering a high quality service within a customer focussed environment
• the ability to co-operate and adhere to Health & Safety policy, practices and instruction
• excellent verbal and written communication skills
You will work with the Estates Service team to clean the common parts of the buildings and designated surrounding areas that meet the standards set out in the cleaning schedules, by following the Estates Service’s guidelines for the different types of cleaning tasks including use of electronic scrubbing machines.
In return for your skills and hard work, we offer:
- A standard working week of 37 hours per week
- A full induction
- Paid annual leave
- Pension scheme
- Rental Deposit scheme
- Staff discounts at participating businesses
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).