Maintenance & Estate Service Operative


Various locations across Haringey Borough

Closing Date:

01 Oct 2023

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: SC4 (£25,629 – £26,913)
Work Location: Broadwater Farm Community Centre, Adams Rd, London N17 6HG
Hours per week: 36 per week
Contract type: Permanent 
Closing date: Sunday, 1st October 2023 at 23:59

About Haringey

About us Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth. We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

About the role

Our primary objective is to deliver professional and reliable cleaning and maintenance services to the residents of the Lodges. Our aim is to ensure strict adherence to health and safety regulations while exceeding everyone’s expectations. We strive to maintain cleanliness, orderliness, and sanitation within the lodges, promptly addressing and rectifying any potential hazards. Additionally, we undertake general building maintenance tasks to guarantee the safety, security, and overall good condition of the Lodges. By diligently fulfilling these responsibilities, we create a comfortable and well-maintained environment for all residents.

About the team

Our team consists of five dedicated cleaning and maintenance operatives who work across three lodges. The allocation of our staff is as follows: one operative is assigned to each of the two tiny lodges, namely Birkbeck N8 and Whitehall Lodge N17, while three operatives are responsible for the larger Broadwater Lodge (N17). This strategic distribution ensures that each lodge receives adequate attention and assistance from our skilled team members, allowing us to efficiently address the unique needs of each location.

About you

To thrive in this position, it is essential to possess a fundamental understanding of maintenance and cleaning practices, along with prior experience in the field. Additionally, proficiency in handling hazardous chemicals and familiarity with chemical labels is required. In certain situations, our operatives may be required to work at multiple lodges to address staff shortages or handle unforeseen emergencies, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability. Furthermore, operatives are expected to work one weekend every four weeks to ensure comprehensive coverage. The standard work schedule consists of 36 hours per week, spread across five days. Shifts are scheduled between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., with each shift lasting 7 hours and 12 minutes, ensuring appropriate time for completing assigned tasks effectively.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 30 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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