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Maintenance Operative (Multi-Trader) - Agudas Israel Housing Association

  • Location: North London mainly N16,N15, E5 areas
  • Sector: Property
  • Salary: £28,000-£30,000 depending on experience
Responsible to:    Maintenance Officer
Working hours:
Currently there is no flexi working in operation and the post-holder is required to work the following hours;
Monday to Thursday 8:00 am to 16:30 pm (Inclusive of unpaid 30 minutes lunch break) = 32 Hours
Friday 8:00 am to 14:30 pm = 6 Hours (Inclusive of unpaid 30 minutes lunch break) = 6 Hours
By prior arrangement and on rare and exceptional occasion/s, the post-holder may be requested to work out of hours.  For this time off in lieu (TOIL) will be awarded. 
Other: Company van will be provided after qualifying period. Alternatively, own car/van to be utilised to perform duties.

Job Summary
The post-holder will:
  • Carry out responsive/planned maintenance works within tenant’s homes or in communal areas. 
  • Carry out general maintenance works, be capable of organising and working on own initiative, and diagnosing and repairing faults.
Job Description

Primary tasks   
  • Carry out all allocated repair works orders and verbal instructions by the line management. 
  • Carry out day to day repairs within internal/external parts of the properties, including carpentry & joinery paving, plumbing, minor plastering, minor electrical works, brickwork repairs, floor and wall tiling, etc. 
  • Carry out painting/redecorating as directed by the line management, after repair works.
  • Undertaking other works, such as void works or assist other operatives as instructed, to complete lager tasks. 
Associated tasks   
  • Carry out general estate duties including maintaining and repairing footpaths, jet wash and clean the bin-stores, graffiti removal, putting up shelves & noticeboards, repairing fences and garden walls, changing lightbulbs, inspect and maintain estates services, etc.
  • Keep accurate time-sheet and full diary of day to day activities and works carried out.
  • Keep the work area clean and tidy at all times and safe removal and storage of tools and materials at the end of each working day.
Other Duties   
  • To report any maintenance and repair needs, when observed to the responsive repair team, so that appropriate order can be raised.
  • To order, collect or taking deliveries of materials following authorisation from the line management and maintain a simple inventory and monitor of stock use.
  • To ensure all jobs are completed within the agreed time-scale, and report back on a daily basis on completions.
Other Requirements
  • Working to a high standard with a degree of independence.
  • Undertake training as and when necessary as identified by the line management.
  • The post-holder is required to have a van / appropriate car for business use to carry materials, paints, ladders, etc. from site to site.  (copies of MOT, business cover insurance will be required on annual basis – appropriate business mileage will be paid)
The Job Profile is indicative of the nature and level of responsibility associated with the post. It is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required from time to time to undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required by the line management.

Health & Safety
  • To ensure Health & Safety regulations are fully adhered to while carrying out works.
  • To take reasonable care of yourself and for others at work.
  • Not to intentionally or recklessly interfere with any equipment provided (including personal protective equipment) for health and safety reasons or welfare at work.
  • To report any accident or near misses, and to take suitable make safe action as appropriate and to report fully to line management.
  • To use and maintain PPE at all times and maintain a professional and hygienic appearance. 
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
The post-holder will be subject to the Disclosure and Barring Service check. An offer of employment is subject to the completion of satisfactory check. 

Person Specification

Education /Training/Qualification  
  • Literate and numerate with a good standard of English language (essential)
  • Possession of NVQ / City and Guilds or relevant recognised in a building trade qualification/s (desirable)
  • Possession of CITB or similar, health and safety certificate/s in connection to building works (desirable)
  • At least two years’ working experience as a multi-trader in public or social housing / residential properties (essential)
  • Experience of working in a customer focused environment (desirable)
  • Experience of working on your own without daily site supervision (essential)
Knowledge / Skills / Personal Qualities & Other Requirements
  • Being competent in maintenance and fault finding and the usage of equipment, ladder, and relevant tools (essential)
  • The ability to carry out multi-trade building maintenance works (essential)
  • Willingness to be flexible and the ability to manage time effectively, ensuring all time-scales are met (essential)
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner (essential)
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and keep accurate records and returns (essential)      
  • Being fully aware of current H & S issues affecting various building trades and painting & decorating works in occupied premises (desirable)
  • Full valid driving licence (essential)