Together Housing

  • Blackburn
Grounds Maintenance Manager
Blackburn
37 hours p/week | Permanent
£33,754 p/annum

The Together Housing Group is currently looking for a great people manager to join our team, and head up the grounds maintenance service across the Together Housing Group, including both in-house teams and external contracts. The team is a varied and strong team, delivering a great service to both tenants and customers, and we are looking for a great people manager to join our team. The role is based out of Blackburn, Lancashire.

The role will be to develop the service and to respond to any service improvement opportunities, which will also involve managing the budget for the service. The service as a whole is large in terms of work-force, and this as expected brings its own unique challenges.

Your normal day to day duties will look something like:



To provide effective management of the Grounds Maintenance service including management of trees and playgrounds
Ensure all parts of the service are meeting Together Housing service standard and quality measures
Set performance targets based on Together’s performance requirements. Report on service delivery and performance as required
Ensure all parts of the service are meeting our service standard and quality measures
Manage the performance of the tree team and any tree work done through external contractors


In order to fulfill this role to your full capacity you will require the following skills, knowledge & experience:



Experience of managing teams to deliver grounds maintenance work
Experience of putting together operational plans, setting targets & monitoring outputs
Experience of managing staff & supervising staff
A proven ability to negotiate with tact & diplomacy
Experience of writing and managing budgets & risk assessments.


Due to the nature of the role, a full driving license with access to a vehicle insured for business use is required.

In return we can offer you a great set of benefits include 27 days holiday (rising to 32 over 5 years service) + bank holidays, attractive pension scheme and health care package, a company that you can progress your career in and a fabulous place to work.

The advert closes on the 30th April, and we are holding an assessment centre on the 15th May.

To apply please hit “Apply” on the right & upload a copy of your CV or send a copy of your CV & covering letter to quoting the job title after reviewing a copy of the Job Description at the top of the page.