Maintenance Operative

Girton, Cambridge, UK Req #305
15 May 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 Abbeyfield can offer in return

  • A great work/life balance with great job satisfaction
    Competitive rates of pay
    Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a colleague' scheme
    Menopause Friendly accredited workplace
    Pay progression within role
    Child Care Vouchers
    Supportive leadership with amazing learning and career development opportunities, Professional Standards and Career Pathways
    Enhanced holiday entitlement for long service
    Medical cashback scheme allowing costs of medical expenses (dental, opticians and much more) to be claimed back.
    Occupational sick pay
    Eligibility for a Blue Light card, with huge savings

Other details

  • Job Family Property
  • Job Function 1. Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate £12.75
  • Max Hiring Rate £12.85
Location on Google Maps
  • Girton, Cambridge, UK