Multi Skilled Operative





VIVO, a 50:50 joint venture between Serco and EQUANS, has been awarded places on the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts. 

VIVO embodies both experience and innovation. It combines Serco's comprehensive track record delivering engineering, technical and FM services to the UK MOD for over 55 years with EQUANS' market leading FM, energy, asset optimisation and regeneration capabilities. 



Location: MOD Housing, Lyneham, SN15 4AJ

Permanent/ Full time 

Salary: Up to £34,000 p.a


As a Multi Skilled Operative you'll undertake repairs to a variety of buildings, including carrying out reactive, planned and remedial maintenance tasks.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Carry out reactive, planned and remedial repairs including minor plumbing, building work, electrical, carpentry, etc.
  • Work with minimal supervision and make decisions on the most appropriate repair solution.  
  • Carry out risk assessments for tasks and ensure all H&S requirements are adhered to.
  • Deliver exceptional service and go the extra mile to deliver to the highest standard.
  • Utilise both electronic and paper-based systems to accurately record jobs, including ordering materials, POs, invoices, etc.
  • Demonstrate VIVO core values to internal/external customers and colleagues.





Essential Skills:

  • Trade Background & Qualifications (recognised qualification or apprenticeship)
  • Extensive knowledge in building fabric services
  • Good standards of numeracy and literacy
  • Basic IT skills, including using a PDA
  • Able to obtain and maintain security clearance
  • Full UK driving licence 


Desirable Skills:

  • Experience operating in a MOD environment and/or FM Service Provider.
  • Certified - IOSH Working Safely
  • Certified - First Aid
  • Certified - Fire Safety 
  • Certified - COSHH
  • Working knowledge of CAFM system i.e., Maximo 



  • This is a role to support multiple sites based between Bristol and Gloucester. A company vehicle will be made available for use.
  • There is also a requirement to be part of an on-call rota, 1 in 6.

Please note, in order to be considered for this position, you must be able to pass BPSS security clearance.


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 Employer. 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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07/12/2022 03:39:00
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