Void Multi Skilled Operative and Multi Trade Operative - #48964

Swindon Borough Council


Date: 1 week ago
City: Swindon
Salary: £28,282 - £31,364 per year
Contract type: Full time
At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you’ll support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you

Your next role

We are seeking additional Multi Skilled and Multi Trade Operatives for our in-house void repairs team to help continue and improve the service delivery. As a key member of our Voids & Lettings Service, you will be part of a successful team responsible for repairs and refurbishment on empty properties within Swindon Borough Council’s housing stock.

You will need to have the knowledge and skills in order to complete all aspects of repairs within the properties scope of works. You will also be responsible for the on time delivery of all works in line with Swindon Borough Council’s current re-let standards policy.

As part of the role, but not limited to, you will be required to carry out a variety of repairs as defined in job orders, you will also be able to identify additional problems/faults and carry out appropriate measures to correct them immediately. This will require you to have a good general knowledge and understanding of various trades, along with the skills to complete multiple tasks. You will also need to be able to work to tight deadlines and work in a clean, tidy and proficient manner.

You will also assist with the clearance of belongings and waste from empty homes and disposal at the local recycling centre.

The Voids Team has a high and fast turnover of works, so a good level of time management is required, as this will play a key part in the success of this role. You will report directly to the Voids Supervisor, but will also be required on occasion to liaise with other members of the Voids & Lettings Team, along with tenants and members from other departments.

As a company representative, we expect you to maintain the highest level of professionalism both with other SBC employee’s and with members of the public.

With an acute awareness and full understanding of Health and Safety, you will endeavour to complete your duties with efficiency and in a controlled safe manner.

Multi Skilled Trade Operative will be required to have a Recognised Trade Qualification in a core building Trade i.e. Carpentry, Plumbing, Bricklayer, Decorator, Plasterer etc.

Must be able to work on your own when required, but also have the ability to be part of a busy productive team. Good communication skills are necessary for this role, as you will be dealing with a variety of individuals across various departments.

You must hold a full UK driving licence.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

Your next package

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

As an employee, you will receive a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Please see our Vision and Values page for more details.

Your next steps

Read the role profile Void and Pre-void Multi Skilled Trade Operative and Void and Pre-void Multi Skilled Operatives and select the Apply button where you will be redirected to the Swindon Borough Council website to complete our online application process. Clicking the ‘Apply’ button on this job website is not an application, you must register on the Swindon Borough Council website in order to be considered for the role.

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For further information about the role please contact John Miller, Voids Repairs Manager at [email protected]

Potential applicants are sometimes put off if they don’t meet 100% of the requirements. We think individual experience, skills and passion make all the difference, so if you meet the majority of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

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