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Multi skilled Operative
  • Employer: Grand Union Housing Group
  • Reference: GUHG/21/162840
  • Published: Wed 25/08/2021, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 16/09/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £29,273
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Grand Union Housing, Bedfordshire

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Multi skilled Operative

Would you thrive in a job that is making a real difference to people’s lives in your region?


Here at Grand Union, we are more than just a financially strong Housing Association, we are making an impact on the housing crisis, supporting sustainable communities and providing life-long homes for our customers. We provide additional, critical services to support the most vulnerable but we also build shared ownership and outright sales for those who want to get on the property ladder.


We are passionate about our communities and we are committed to being a Learning Organisation, developing talent to deliver our service goals and supporting the next generations into a career in Housing.


About the role:

We are looking for experienced Multi Skilled Operatives to carry out a variety of maintenance repairs to our tenanted properties.


Your day to day duties will include surveying jobs, finding and repairing faults across a range of works such as:


  • Carpentry

  • Plumbing

  • UPVC

  • Plastering

  • Bricklaying

  • Tiling

  • Painting and decorating

  • Limited roofing works


What we’re looking for:

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:


  • Relevant qualification - City and Guilds Craft Certificate or NVQ equivalent

  • Experience in carpentry, plumbing, garages, UPVC, wet trades and high level works

  • Experience of using handheld devices

  • Experience of working in occupied and unoccupied environments

  • The ability to produce and understand risk assessments

  • An understanding of health and safety legislation

  • Ability to work outside and inside, from ladders on roofs and in confined spaces as necessary

  • Ability to travel between sites as needed


You will ideally be Asbestos Awareness trained.


Due to the nature of this role you will have the opportunity to join our out of hours rota.


What we offer: 

  • Competitive salary

  • 20 days holiday rising to 25 after five year’s service

  • Aviva Pension Scheme up to 10% company contribution

  • Up to 3 paid professional subscriptions

  • Excellent training and development opportunities

  • Free life assurance

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave

  • Health cash-plan including employee assistance

  • Regular bonus points from our GUS Intranet, which lead to vouchers  

  • Free parking at all our offices

  • Discounted cinema tickets


Closing date: Thursday 26th August


If you are like-minded in wanting to help shape the future of housing through the delivery of quality services to our customers, great at your job and with a ‘can-do’ attitude, we want to hear from you.