Job title: Maintenance Operative
Salary: £23,000 per annum, plus Serco benefits
Working hours: Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week
Here at Serco we work with Asylum Accommodation and Support Services to assist individuals through the asylum system, which includes providing them with temporary accommodation. AASC contracts offer a range of improvements, with a particular focus on assisting individuals through the asylum system. They will ensure that vulnerable asylum seekers have access to the support they need and set clear requirements on the standard and condition of accommodation.
As the Maintenance Operative you will be responsible for the Maintenance of Property including; reporting faults using the Veco IT system to ensure all faults are reported and closed for their property portfolio, undertaking audit samples of external suppliers work and report findings and liaising with external sub-contractors to ensure access can be obtained, works are completed to agreed standards and the sub-contractors operatives are approved.
As a Maintenance Operative you will be responsible for Health & Safety, including; ensuring that the safety of all users of the property from a building standards is achieved and checking 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.).
As part of your role, you will be required to Manage Materials including; ensuring to only purchase materials from approved Serco suppliers and keep receipts for all transactions to identify and record what materials are used for each job / property. You will only purchase the agreed Serco standard materials unless alternative substitutions can be provide due to stock requirements.
You will remove all waste from properties when in attendance and ensure the waste is disposed of in approved license areas and re-cycled where possible. You will ensure all allocated KPI work is completed in advance of the scheduled completion date. Lastly, you will liaise with Housing Officer partners to ensure that any properties in the MO's portfolio have been inspected at least once per calendar month with a documented report
On -Call Requirements & Out of Hours Working
In return we can offer a supportive and collaborative environment that respects work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of vital public services in the UK.
What you need to do the job
You will need a willingness and ability to travel within the region and occasionally within the UK (a valid UK driver's licence is essential). CRB Clearance and Security Clearance at CTC level (Counter Terrorism Check) is required (Serco Civil Government is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all offers of employment are subject to security clearance checks and approval by the Home Office). Relevant trade qualifications are desired
Meaningful and vital work: As part of a highly collaborative team, you'll be able to strongly influence hiring managers efforts that help us deliver vital services.
A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, your next opportunity and challenge won't be hard to find.
Great people: You'll find yourself working with a variety of highly motivated, supportive and experienced colleagues, where no two days are the same.
What we offer
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.
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