Maintenance Operative

Girton, Cambridge, UK Req #9
10 April 2024

Role: Maintenance Operative
Location: Girton, Cambridge
Contract: 35 hrs p/w two week rota, covering alternate weekends

Pay rate: £12.75 - £12.85

Abbeyfield is more than a home; it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family. Our core behaviours are to be welcoming to everyone, celebrate the positives, work collaboratively, take responsibility, and be adaptable to changing circumstances.

This is a brilliant opportunity for people who would be interested in joining our Retirement Community Scheme in Girton, Cambridge. If you are looking for a vocation, that offers support, guidance and a feeling of community, Abbeyfield would love for you to join us.

Working as a team our Maintenance Operatives ensure that the property is maintained, and kept in a good state of repair at all times, by quickly carrying out minor repairs, undertaking pre-emptive repair work, and performing checks on structure, infrastructure and equipment.

Experience working with buildings of multiple occupancy  and pool maintenance desirable, although not essential. This role can also be undertaken as a apprenticeship gaining a relevant qualification whilst you earn.

The Role of Maintenance Operative

  • To provide first response to all repairs to identify the fault and repair or refer to Asset Management/nominated contractor.
  • Carrying out day to day operational repairs and maintenance of the building, its fixtures and fittings and its equipment. This will include painting and decoration to rented flats as they become void.
  • Complete checks of all specified equipment (plant and other) on a regular basis.
  • Testing and adjusting chemical PH balance of swimming pool and Jacuzzi water.
  • Routine testing within policy and procedure for fire checks and relevant health & safety policies
  • Checking all lighting, inside and outside the scheme to ensure lights are operational and a VFM service is provided.  Replace bulbs and report any electrical faults to management.
  • Carrying out minor repairs in tenanted flats and in leasehold flats where required.e.g. replace light bulbs, hang pictures/mirrors etc.
  • Placing orders for repair and maintenance material, tools and related goods.
  • Ensuring all relevant paperwork and documentation is kept current, that SOPs are updated as circumstance or legislation dictates.

About You

  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people.
  • Works well as an individual AND as part of a team.
  • Able to carry out all aspects of the role to the highest standard at all times.
  • Possess general DIY skills / experience.
  • Ability to think outside of the box, and to exercise initiative
  • Demonstrate an empathy and understanding of the needs of older people.

What We Offer

What Abbeyfield Offer You

At Abbeyfield, to thank you for making such a huge impact to our residents lives, we are committed to make life a little easier for our valued workforce by supporting

Your Wellbeing

  • A great work/life balance with great job satisfaction
  • Menopause Friendly accredited workplace
  • Inclusive working environment 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement for long service
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Medical cashback scheme allowing costs of medical expenses to be claimed back (including dental, opticians, prescriptions, a range of therapies and much more.) 
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Access to virtual GP
  • Discounted gym membership
  • 24hr Employee Assistance program
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Financial Wellbeing

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Pay progression within role
  • Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a colleague' scheme
  • Portal access to unlock a whole host of discounts and cashback offers
  • Child care vouchers
  • Eligibility for a Blue Light card, with huge savings
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Work place pension

Career Development

  • Peer and leadership support
  • Paid apprenticeship opportunities
  • Career pathways for each role; unlock your skills, knowledge and potential
  • Online Development Academy

You can find out more about what makes working for Abbeyfield great using the link below

Rewards and benefits of working at Abbeyfield | Careers at Abbeyfield

We look forward to hearing from you!!

We reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications.


Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate £12.75
  • Max Hiring Rate £12.85
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Location on Google Maps
  • Girton, Cambridge, UK