Maintenance Operative / Handyperson / Carpenter / Plumber

Olton, Solihull, B27 6PF

Job summary

Bluetownonline Ltd
£19,500 pa to £22,500 pa pro rata for 28 hours per week
Building & Construction
Construction/Building Services
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Maintenance Operative

Based: Olton, Solihull, B27 6PF

Salary: £19,500 pa to £22,500 pa pro rata for 28 hours per week

Job Type: Permanent, Part Time

Closing Date:  22nd October 2021

Job Role: 

SJMT is a family of charities & community of people supporting those most in need in the West Midlands.  SJMT want everyone, regardless of age or circumstances, to feel secure, have opportunities and to thrive.  

The services provided include: 

  • Safe, affordable and well-maintained alms-housing
  • Residential and extra care
  • Community and housing related support
  • Services to advance the opportunities of children and young people in need

Everything they do is rooted in their 370 year history and driven by their vision for the future.

We are recruiting a part-time Maintenance person working 4 days a week who will undertake high quality day to day maintenance tasks and minor general repairs, to ensure that the Trust’s housing and other properties are always in a good state of repair.

Specific Duties: 

  • General repairs as required by the Property Services Manager and from resident requests. This may involve the following skills:
    1. Carpentry
    2. Plumbing
    3. Minor electrical work
    4. Skimming
    5. Decorating
    6. General building knowledge
    7. Working from height
    8. Removals and manual handling
  • Maintain accurate records of tests and checks carried out and complete job request orders. Raise any necessary Purchase Orders for and be responsible in conjunction with Maintenance Contractor in stock-keeping materials. 
  • Ensure that all health and safety measures are followed, and that the Trust’s policies and procedures are strictly adhered to.
  • Undertake regular and planned safety checks (alarm systems, water temperature checks, pull cord tests etc.,) as instructed, and that outcomes are fully documented in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • Drive the Trust’s vehicle to collect materials or equipment, and to travel to other sites. 
  • Removing rubbish and generally keep the estates tidy and to prevent health hazards.

General Requirements:

  • Positively support the Trust’s policies and procedures with regards to promoting Equality & Diversity.
  • The Trust provides housing and a range of care services to older and frail / vulnerable people.  There is therefore a requirement for the postholder to be flexible in approach and adaptable in his / her outlook. 
  • The Trust actively encourages young people into its environment and encourages apprentices and young people with an interest in maintenance to work with it maintenance team therefore the role will be expected to supervise, delegate and encourage young people in various skill sets and activities.

Person Specification: 

  • A flexible, methodical and organised approach is required. 
  • As part of a small team you will need to be reliable and able to maintain an excellent record of attendance and timekeeping. 
  • You will need to achieve and complete works sometimes to strict timescales, and completing jobs to a high standard is of paramount importance. 
  • We are very much a customer service organisation and therefore all employees must treat our residents with courtesy, respect and dignity at all times.
  • You will be expected to have considerable previous experience in this type of work, ideally in a housing environment.
  • Previous work with young people or apprentices would be an advantage
  • Full driving licence
  • Two Covid vaccinations required as work involves carrying our repairs in the residential care home
  • An enhanced DBS check will be taken up for the successful candidate.

What we offer:

We continue to reward our staff with competitive pay rates and a number of employee benefits including:

  • Starting on 31 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays (increases with service)
  • An annual ‘wellbeing’ day for all staff
  • Company sick pay
  • Funded DBS checks
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Wider Wallet staff discount scheme
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Long service awards
  • Ongoing career development training

Equal Opportunities:

SJMT is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. It celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please note should sufficient applications be received we reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time and recruit at any stage.   We always encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

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