Fabric Operative | RAF Lakenheath

RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk | Other





Who we are

VIVO provides facilities management and accommodation maintenance for the UK military and its partners. VIVO embodies both experience and innovation.


What we do

We put our Customers and Families First. They are the driving force behind everything we do. We drive forward improvements for them to ensure the service they receive, whether reactive repairs or a major project, is completed safely and on time. In order to achieve this, we have 4 core values: open, caring, agile and collaborative. These are at the heart of everything we do.



Contract Type:  Full Time, Permanent
Location: RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, IP27 9PP
Working Hours:  40 hours per week (Monday to Friday)


Your primary role as a Fabric Operative will be the maintenance and upkeep of USVF family housing. You will work in a team of Fabric Operatives, being tasked with the preparation of military housing before the military families move in date.

You will be assigned your tasks daily and then deploy to undertake planned maintenance of domestic buildings.


Duties of this role include;


  • Preparing MFH for decoration by removing door furniture
  • Door, floor and ceiling repairs 
  • Maintenance checks on all fabric items 
  • Minor plumbing checks and repairs on sinks and taps 
  • Painting touch up and making good
  • Fence Repairs 
  • Liaising with other trades for MFH change of occupancy works 
  • Clear communication of the company vision and objectives ensuring the implementation of new procedures
  • Promote and drive the company values


What you'll need to do this role  


Previous experience in fabric maintenance.

Multi trade qualifications or the equivalent experience.

Experience in domestic trades.

Experience in a fast paced, high quality output role.

It is essential that you hold a clean and valid UK driving licence or can travel to remote locations without the use of public transport.

It is desirable that you have experience of operating within an MOD environment and have familiarity with geography and establishments within area of responsibility. 
You must be able to pass BPSS Clearance to be considered for this role.  
What we offer  

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme  
  • 25 Days annual leave  
  • Volunteer leave  
  • Established reward and recognition scheme
  • One paid professional subscription  
  • Life Assurance Policy  
  • Employee discount and reward schemes  
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work  
  • A company that recognises your contribution  
  • Training opportunities and qualifications within a supportive environment to ensure career progression   

VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Leader. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.

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31/07/2024 01:16:00
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