Permanent, 37 hours per week. £25,605.


As we emerge from the upheaval of the last year, Connect really is Building Back Better and this new position within our successful Property Services team is critical to our growth plans. Connect Property Services is our in-house maintenance service provider, which is currently mobilising a new Estates Team, delivering cleaning, soft landscaping, fire safety, and void clearance work across West Yorkshire.

In order to streamline administration and improve service delivery to customers we are investing heavily in new IT systems. Currently we are awaiting the arrival of our new van fleet, resplendent in the refreshed Connect branding which itself represents the exciting progressive outlook we’re adopting across the organisation. As we are an organisation that cares about our customers and our people, we want staff that share our passion for doing our best work every day.

As the Estates Team Leader you will assist in the mobilising of our new Estate Services team delivering cleaning, soft landscaping, fire safety, and void clearance work, provide ongoing support and day to day leadership of the team and service delivery in these areas. You will be based in Dewsbury but expected to travel across Connect Estates on a frequent basis as part of the role

Role Purpose:

To ensure high performance in the day to day delivery of Landlord Services works, including communal cleaning, property clearance, caretaking / facilities management to offices and supported housing projects. This also includes ground maintenance, tree care, monitoring and maintenance of fire safety systems and equipment within Connect’s housing stock and any other associated works.

To act as key support to the Service Manager, and have oversight of the day to day operations of in house staff and contractors.

The ideal person will have: 

Significant experience of estates management including one or more of: grounds maintenance, property clearance & cleaning, minor repairs, fire safety control & monitoring, management programmes.

A full driving licence.

A working knowledge of Health & Safety Regulations.

The ability to set own objectives and, to plan workload to deliver objectives and react to unplanned situations.

The ability to co-ordinate the work of the team and provide advice, guidance and support to other team members, including apprentices.

An understanding of the principles of good customer care.

Be willing and able to travel to work locations around West Yorkshire.

About us 

Connect is a housing association providing over 3,000 homes and well-being and support services, across West Yorkshire. Our over-arching vision is for a sustainable and just society where good homes, neighbourhoods and opportunities help people enjoy happy, healthy lives.

In choosing Connect you will be joining a friendly team, who look out for each other. We are committed to flexible working so the post holder will be able to manage their own time and workload in line with the objectives of the role.

As an equal opportunities employer we recruit based on experience, attitude and values. Connect are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities we serve therefore we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Key Benefits:

Friendly and lively team

20 days basic holiday + public holidays. This rises with each year of service up to a maximum of 25 days + bank holidays

BUPA Cashplan

Employee Assistance Programme

Company Vehicle for work use

Please note, Connect Housing reserve the right to close the role earlier and therefore we encourage early applications.

Link to apply - https://blueoctopus.co.uk/vacancies/111514/

Posted in Jobs on Jun 28, 2021.

Our Vision

The Community Matters vision is to provide a sustainable and effective "hub" of learning, support, advice and guidance, enabling local communities and organisations to grow and achieve through the provision of a high quality service.

We do this in a number of ways through our various projects which at the moment concentrate on working with children, young people and families. But not exclusively. We are able to provide training, learning opportunities and business related advice, guidance and information to individuals and organisations.