Estate Services Officers - helping to keep Portsmouth safe, clean and tidy and provide support and assistance where needed!
Estate Services Officer - Permanent, Full-time post - 37 hours per week
Ref No: - 2566 - 3171
You will be starting the role on a salary of £19,619 going up to £21,256 as you progress. You will be entitled to 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays).
Hours are 8.30 till 5pm - Monday to Friday. (There may be the occasional need to work out of hours).
Location: Various locations within the Portsmouth area as the needs of the service require.
If you believe you can make a valuable, positive contribution to our team the please read below for more about the role. Please take time the time to read 'how to apply' carefully to ensure your application is not disregarded. Do not send us a C.V.
Portsmouth City Council is the largest social landlord in the area with responsibility for managing over 17,000 council owned and leasehold properties in Portsmouth and Havant - making it the largest social landlord in that area. This includes repairs and maintenance, rent collection, ground maintenance and cleaning, tenancy support and tackling anti-social behaviour.
The Council also offers a generous pension scheme and other staff benefits including free eye tests, and discounts at local venues.
We value our employees and want them to reach their full potential. Although there is an induction period, you will be expected to learn on the job with the full support of the management team and your peers. Additional training is available if deemed appropriate and necessary.
What is the role?
The role is to help keep the City Safe, Clean and Tidy and provide support/assistance where needed.
This will involve speaking to tenants /leaseholders regarding the correct disposal of black bags and bulk items with a view to re-educate those who are not disposing of these items in the correct way.
Whilst dealing with estate based issues you will listen to residents, gain an understanding of the situation / circumstances, react to the problem appropriately and when necessary challenge resident behaviour.
This is a varied and challenging role that involves dealing with a wide section of the local community and other external agencies such as the police as well as putting you in close contact with numerous departments within Portsmouth City Council, so your ability to work in partnership with others will be paramount.
Estate Services Officers also carry out inspections on blocks of flats, communal areas, play sites, parking sites and garages ensuring they are maintained in a safe, clean and tidy condition. This involves checking for repairs, reporting cleaning and reporting and logging incidents of anti-social behaviour.
This is not an office based role. Estate Service Officers routinely carry out minor repairs to housing communal areas, such as changing light bulbs which will require the use of ladders. You will also need to be able to walk up several flights of stairs, move refuse bins and access bins to investigate waste.