Who are we

We are Forward, the social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime or addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.

The Role

To undertake Blue Sky Services operations whilst on designated client/customer sites in relation ground maintenance, house clearance, pest control, waste management and other services delivered by Blue Sky Services or with partners.

You will ensure all work is undertaken to the approved client specifications and quality standards as directed by the Blue Sky Services Supervisor/General Manager or partner.

The role will involve operating plant machinery and other vehicles required for the undertaking of; ground maintenance, landscape, other horticultural activities, house clearance, pest control and waste management

We invest in our people and you will be expected to continually undertake training and development.

You will be expected to act as a positive role model for your peers and customers.

Person Specification

Below is a list of the qualities that we are looking for in applicants to this post. Please address each of these points in your application.

Essential

Able to undertake all the duties of the job, with or without the use of aids and adaptations, including the manual handling of heavy objects, (with training).
Able to work as a member of a team undertaking maintenance duties to contract specified standards, ensuring that the quality of service is maintained to meet client or customer requirements.
Able to undertake any administrative duties required, e.g. completing time sheets, etc.
Awareness of the health and safety regulations that affect the work area and able to work in accordance with all health and safety policy requirements; e.g. Manual handling, Personal Protective Equipment, (PPE), etc.
To have a flexible and adaptable approach to work, including being willing and able to work as directed during the day, e.g. As relief and cover; to work unsociable hours, weekends and bank holidays if necessary to meet the demands of the service.

Desirable

Experience

Experience of working in the social enterprise sector

Skills/Knowledge

Knowledge and understanding of offender services, substance misuse/recovery services