Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£22491 - £27260 per annum
Job description
Maintenance Operative

Our client provide residential services for young people aged 16-25 years old. Their aim is to support young people to live in a non-secure community setting and to achieve their individual goals in preparation for transition to adult life. They have a number of residential homes across the North West and due to their continued growth, they are recruiting an additional Maintenance Operative to join their friendly Technology and Estates team.

As a Maintenance Operative you will work across their three services located in Birstall, York, and Huddersfield, ensuring their young people and staff live and work in homes that are maintained to an outstanding standard. You will be involved in carrying out repairs, installing equipment and furniture, painting and decorating, gardening and general DIY tasks.

During this busy period of expansion, you will also support the team in the opening of new homes across the North West ensuring they are ready for inspection, so travel throughout the region will be required. You will be supplied with a company vehicle to undertake the travel.

You will have previous experience in maintenance, building or DIY alongside basic IT skills to be able to utilise our client's asset system. You will also have good communication skills and a friendly manner as you will be liaising with the residential homes and their young people on a daily basis and working with external contractors to ensure work is completed to an excellent standard.

The Young People in our client's homes are at the heart of everything they do, so you will be compassionate and have a basic understanding of mental health issues. This is a role where you will gain immense job satisfaction and you really will have an impact on changing the lives of these young people by supporting them to live in a comfortable and safe environment.

Company Benefits

- Competitive salary (£22,491.18 - £27,260 per annum/£11.53-£13.62 per hour)
- Company vehicle and travel expenses paid
- 22 days holiday + 8 bank holidays, increasing with years service
- Enhanced company pension
- Life Assurance 2 x your annual salary
- Enhanced maternity/ paternity leave
- Paid Induction
- Free on-site parking
- Paid DBS check
- Employee Assistance Programme / 24-hour Counselling Service
- Online shopping discounts, free eye tests, childcare vouchers, and various other benefits
- Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral)
- Regular social events and recognition schemes (Employee of the year awards & seasonal parties)

If you are interested in joining an enthusiastic, motivated business who thrive in developing and rebuilding young people and young adults with complex difficulties then please apply today.

Please note that interviews will be held over Microsoft Teams as a video interview.

Our client operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

They are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.

They reserve the right to close the advert early, should a suitable candidate be appointed.

Ref: 98769
Posted on: 28 April 2021
Closed date: 27 May 2021
Job ref: 98769
Tags: Vocational/Services