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Maintenance Operative

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  • Sector:

    Business services

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  • Job ref:

    159382, Bike4Work

  • Published:

    about 10 hours ago

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  • Client:

    Serco Group Plc

Job Description

Here within our Asylum Accommodation and Support Contract an opportunity has arisen for an experienced Maintenance Operative to provide building maintenance services to a designated area / or number of properties to work our AASC contract. AASC offers a range of improvements, with particular focus on assisting individuals through the asylum system

Where there is a specialist trade, the role also supports non-trade Maintenance Operatives (MO's) to fix faults. The role requires close working relationships with the housing teams to ensure outstanding service to the users. This is a role which requires excellent organisational skills due to the variety of accountabilities which also include the following:

  • To ensure that all properties under their control are free from building defects as defined under the Home Office Contract

  • To check all relevant property reports before undertaking works in the properties (e.g. asbestos, dangerous persons,) or request additional reports if deemed appropriate by the MO (e.g. structural report, asbestos survey / test etc.)

  • Where requested, be the site liaison for all stakeholder parties with an interest in the property e.g. Landlords, Local Authorities, Home Office, to provide maintenance support

  • Liaison with external sub-contractors to ensure access can be obtained, works are completed to agreed standards and the sub-contractors' operatives are approved

    In short you will be a key member of the Maintenance team and as such you be required to be on call and undertake out of hours working to agreed rosters and in accordance with the out of hours local operating procedure to provide a 24 hour and 7 day a week maintenance service

Candidate Description

You will have a willingness and ability to travel within the region and occasionally within the UK, therefore a valid full UK driver's licence is essential

Lastly, due to the nature of the role Security clearance at Counter Terrorism Check level and Criminal Record Bureau checks are required (all offers of employment are subject to security clearance checks and approval by the Home Office)

Application Description

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

Employer Description

Meaningful and vital work: Serco is focused on decency and respect in all aspects of care for residents, which is delivered at a critical time in their lives

A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways

Great people: As well as care for residents we also care for and support one another. We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed

What we offer

  • Pension - 6%

  • Bike4Work scheme

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion

  • Serco Benefits package #sercoap

    About Serco

    At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

    By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.