Multi Skilled Operative | Lyneham

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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. 


Contract Type:  Full Time, Permanent

Location: Based at Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire, GB, SN15 4AB (with frequent travel)

Working Hours:  40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8am-5pm (with on call 1 week in 7)

Salary:  Up to £34,000 dependent on experience, with standby fee of £150 (£35 per call out for out of hours - roughly 1 week in 7)

Within VIVO we are currently recruiting for a Multi Trade Operative who will successfully deliver the day-to-day repairs service within the armed forces accommodation, providing front line delivery to the MOD families. You will work to deliver highest quality Right First-Time service and carry out technical services tasks. Working efficiently and safety you will maintain our perfect delivery ethos to achieve excellent customer services.


Reporting into the VIVO Works Supervisor you will be involved with refurbishment, planned and reactive maintenance. This role will see you  carry out repairs to a variety of building services and demonstrate their competence to multi-skill outside their core trade to include minor plumbing works, building work, and grounds work and drainage related leaks.


Within this role you will also perform complex planning of large jobs, completing and finalizing projects to a high standard, being able to self-snag works on completion.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Installing supports for pipes, equipment, and fixtures prior to installation
  • Cut openings in structure to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings, using hand and power tools
  • Repair and maintain plumbing, replacing defective washers, replacing or mending boking pipes and opening clogged drains, toilets, gutters, rainwater pipes and any other plumbing work
  • Undertake patch plastering works, tiling, floor laying, decorating replacing of internal and external doors   
  • Utilise both electronic and paper-based systems to accurately record documentation including the use of materials against each job

What you'll need to do this role  
It is essential that you hold an NVQ Level 2 qualification in a trade related field (carpentry/groundswork/joinery).

This role will see you travel to other local sites within a close proximity therefore it is essential that you hold a clean and valid UK driving licence. 

It is desirable that you have experience of working within a housing maintenance environment or as a handyperson in any capacity   
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  
  • 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 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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