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Multi Skilled Trades Operative

Multi Skilled Trades Operative

Milton Keynes and surrounding areas

Full time


£30,000 - £34,000

Would you thrive in a job that is making a real difference to peoples lives in your region?

Here at Grand Union, we are more than just a financially strong Housing Association, we are making an impact on the housing crisis, supporting sustainable communities and providing life-long homes for our customers. We provide additional, critical services to support the most vulnerable but we also build shared ownership and outright sales for those who want to get on the property ladder.

We are passionate about our communities and we are committed to being a Learning Organisation, developing talent to deliver our service goals and supporting the next generation into a career in Housing.

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced Multi Skilled Operative to join our Internal Repairs team. The main purpose of this role is to carry out a variety of high quality; customer focused responsive maintenance within the organisations properties.

Your day to day duties will include surveying jobs, finding and repairing faults across a range of works such as:

  • Carpentry

  • Plumbing

  • UPVC

  • Plastering

  • Bricklaying

  • Tiling

  • Painting and decorating

  • Limited roofing works

What were looking for:

  • Relevant qualification - City and Guilds Craft Certificate or NVQ equivalent

  • Experience in carpentry, plumbing, garages, UPVC, wet trades and high level works

  • Experience of using handheld devices

  • Experience of working in occupied and unoccupied environments

  • The ability to produce and understand risk assessments

  • An understanding of health and safety legislation

  • Ability to work outside and inside, from ladders on roofs and in confined spaces as necessary

  • Ability to travel between sites as needed

You will ideally be Asbestos Awareness trained.

Due to the nature of this role there is the opportunity to join the on-call rota.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary

  • 20 days holiday rising to 25 after five years service

  • Aviva Pension Scheme up to 10% company contribution

  • Up to 3 paid professional subscriptions

  • Excellent training and development opportunities

  • Free life assurance

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave

  • Health cash-plan including employee assistance

  • Regular bonus points from our GUS Intranet, which lead to vouchers

  • Free parking at all our offices

  • Discounted cinema tickets

If you are like-minded in wanting to help shape the future of housing through the delivery of quality services to our customers, great at your job and with a can-do attitude, we want to hear from you.

You are just one click away from starting your journey with us

We are committed to implementing our Equality, Diversity and Customer Care Policy and are proactive about safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.


Closing Date: Friday 20th May 2022


Milton Keynes, England, UK