Maintenance Operative – London

Maintenance Operative

Places for People



We are Places for People Group, we build homes and manage communities where everyone is welcome and everyone can thrive, we are placemakers.

We want you to join the Places for People Group and the 11,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped to build, manage, maintain places that people are proud to call home and stay active in. How do we do all this? We surround ourselves with can do people, positive people and  people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

More about your role

Reporting to the Regional Facilities Manager, the Multi-Skilled Maintenance Operative will work as part of the Corporate Facilities team to deliver reactive and planned maintenance works for all corporate commercial premises. 

Assisting in the delivery of a client focused service alongside the Regional Facilities Manager, you will be based at our Grays Inn Road site in London however the role has a regional remit requiring regular travel to our sites with some overnight stay. This position incorporates some out of hours working for both planned maintenance, reactive / emergency call outs.

This is a varied role that will include allocation of; reactive, planned workloads, responding to Mechanical, Electrical and Building Fabric matters, along with assisting in carrying out compliance checks, lifecycle maintenance, minor electrical & plumbing works and project support.

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

More about you

The ideal candidate for this role will have proven experience working in a maintenance based role delivering FM services across a wide portfolio in commercial occupied premises. Due to the technical nature of the role, we require the successful applicant to have some working knowledge and experience of electrical installations, PPM schedules and reactive works in a commercial setting as well as an understanding of Heating and Ventilations systems as well as AC units.

You will have experience of carrying out general building maintenance and compliance checks and the ability to manage and self-deliver small works on site. The ideal candidate for this role will have undertaken Health and Safety training. Our SPIRIT values are at the core of what we do both operationally and strategically so we are looking for individuals that have a ‘can do' positive attitude, are innovative and will always look to support both colleagues and external partners.

A driving licence is essential for the role as is a flexible attitude and willingness to get stuck in.

The benefits

We are a large diverse and ambitious business, which will give you job security and all the challenge you could wish for. Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier which can include:

  • Excellent holiday package and rewards
  • Pension with matched contributions
  • Training
  • Extra perks including huge discounts and offers from shops, cinemas and much more.

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 666555.

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

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