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: Hamworthy, BH15 4NQ

Term: Permanent/ Full time 

Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 p.a + Use of Company Van


This is an exciting new role to undertake preventative and reactive emergency and routine maintenance repairs to a variety of building fabric services, on MOD buildings, providing a customer focused and cost-effective service.


Key Responsibilities:


Technical Responsibilities:
Undertake fault finding, investigation and reactive repairs to a variety of different types of building fabric services and building types. Requirements include (but are not limited to) wall surface repairs, decorating, replacing door furniture, lock replacements, floor repairs, basic carpentry, roof repairs, gutter cleaning, basic plumbing, concrete slab and paving repairs, brickwork, and mortar repairs.


Customer Responsibilities:

Support the Line Manager in providing optimal solutions to customer requirements including acting as single point of contact (SPOC) to resolve end user issues
Fully understand the operational role of the establishment and Head of Establishment's priorities to ensure the optimal levels of support to Unit outputs 




What You'll Need To Do The Role:

  • Trade Background & Qualifications (recognised qualification or apprenticeship)
  • Extensive Knowledge in building fabric services
  • Requirement to travel across all sites within area of responsibility 
  • Demonstrable practical experience in building fabric services in Commercial and Industrial environments, including:
    • A good understanding of building fabric requirements in a busy, fast paced environment 
    • Flexible approach to work requirements and hours of work
    • Prioritising tasks to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team including: 
    • Planning and completing personal objectives
    • Working as part of a wider team to ensure compliance with KPIs
    • Providing face to face support and advice to customers across the business
  • Good standards of numeracy and literacy
  • Basic IT skills, including using a PDA
  • Able to obtain and maintain basic and SC security clearance
  • Full UK driving licence 


Nice To Haves:

  • Experience of operating in a security sensitive environment/and or previous SC clearance
  • Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety requirements including COSHH and RIDDOR
  • Previous employment with health and fitness companies and other similar service providers.
  • Experience of operating in an MOD environment
  • Water Regulations qualification
  • Accredited First Aid qualification
  • Accredited Health and Safety qualification
  • Accredited training in COSHH
  • Accredited training in Legionella
  • SC clearance or other similar security clearance

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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05/04/2023 02:58:00
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