Senior Estates Operative

Location Fourth Floor, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY
Hours 36.25 hours
Salary £23,223 - £25,803
Contract Permanent
Division Customer Services

Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.

We’re looking for a Senior Estates Operative to join our busy Property/Estate Services team, providing a high-quality maintenance service for our customers, and logistical support for our Estates Managers in the East.

This will include all grounds maintenance, horticultural work and communal cleaning as well as assisting Managers in designing and implementing shift rotas, checking of the asset register of equipment and machinery, and delivering competency-based training to other members of staff. As a Senior member of the team, safety will be one of your key priorities by conforming to COSHH regulations and ensuring all staff members adhere to Orbit’s Health and Safety policies and procedures.

A full driving licence is essential for this role as mobile travel between estates is required. You will cover Norfolk, Suffolk, and some areas of Hertfordshire and Kent.


Key skills required:

Team supervision/management

Good practical knowledge of COSHH

Practical experience of Grounds maintenance and cleaning

Building shift rotas for scheduling of works


About you

For our ideal Senior Estates Operative candidate, we are looking for someone with:

  • The capability to operate equipment and machinery such as floor cleaning apparatus, petrol mowers, electric power tools and strimmers
  • Willingness to work internally and externally during all seasons
  • Experience in a similar estates/ground maintenance and Communal cleaning position
  • Leadership skills in order to take on some of the more senior elements of the position

Why apply?
We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.

Orbit being placed as a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, for the second consecutive year, demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We have a corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, a leading reward and recognition package and our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

We all contribute to the future of the business and take pride in what we do, the results we achieve and the difference we make. The bedrock of Orbit’s commercial ‘Profit for a Purpose’ approach is our values that under pin the way we work on a daily basis.

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.


About us

We are one of the UK’s leading housing groups providing high quality, good value homes to over 100,000 customers across the Midlands, the East and South East.  We are a developing housing association that owns and manages 45,000 homes and builds 2,000 new homes every year.

Our customers are at the centre of everything we do. We provide all sorts of homes for all sorts of people and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and flourish.  We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance and discounted gym membership, 27 days holiday entitlement and pension scheme.

To apply for this role please submit complete your application using our Dynamics system

Application deadline: 22 October 2020