Semi-Skilled Construction Operative

Home Group
Durham (Mercury House)
Up to £30,000_£20,000 - £29,999
Closing date
4 Nov 2021

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Homes and Asset Management, Maintenance / Repair
Assistant / coordinator
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Semi-Skilled Construction Operative
Permanent, Full time (37.5 hpw)
Salary £25,000 negotiable based on skills and experience
Plus, Brilliant Benefits!

Delivering on our Customer Promise – that’s when it hits home

We have fabulous opportunity for you to join our brand-new Repairs and Maintenance team. You’ll be responsible for supporting the maintenance teams and you will be required to undertake various semi-skilled duties, providing support for other trades and collecting general building items for disposal or storage.

You’ll be responsible for driving a caged tipper vehicle and will drop off general builder materials and waste for delivery and disposal. You will have a current full UK driving licence and sound knowledge of building construction, components, building trades and site operations.

All jobs will be undertaken with a ‘right first time’ culture. All aspects of semi-skilled duties will be undertaken, with an approach to completing the whole job and supporting repairs and maintenance colleagues, aligned to recognised standards of compliance and quality.

What makes us No. 7 in the UK’s Best Super Large Great Places to Work, 4th Best Place in the UK for Great Places for Women to Work, 18th in the Stonewall Top 100 and Investors in People Platinum (!!) Standard….! It’s our brilliant people and culture!

About our team
You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about delivering a customer focussed repairs and maintenance service to deliver on our Customer Promise. You’ll work for one of our Repairs and Maintenance Supervisors and Chris Grant our Repairs and Maintenance Manager.

Where you’ll work
You will be provided with a work vehicle and initially work across the County Durham, Washington and Sunderland area, we’ll give you the technology and kit to make that easy.

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact us at 

Working hours
In order to meet the needs of our customers, we need to be flexible. This means you’ll work 5 days per week, and you may also be asked to take part in our out of hours service. As we’re asking you to be flexible for us, we aim to give you the time you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you!

About you
You’ll have experience of undertaking a wide range of semi-skilled works in a maintenance environment. You will have experience and knowledge of building construction components and activities carried out by building trades in a construction environment.

With a flexible approach and ability to take ownership, you can use your own judgement and initiative.

You will be willing to assist and support other trades, such as roofers, bricklayers, joiners, as and when required.

Here at Home Group we have invested heavily in our future and use current and up to date equipment. You’ll be issued with the latest kit, which could include a Surface Pro and mobile. So, it's important to us that you are technologically savvy (or at the very least not a technophobe!)

When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Standard Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.

Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers’ pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the Semi-Skilled Construction Operative Job Description and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards! 

To apply 
Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.  

About Covid 
We’re continuing to deliver services for our customers since the COVID-19 pandemic, and our brilliant colleagues are at the heart of making that happen. We’re continuing to do things a little differently, to keep everyone safe, we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. Check out our awesome video to find out more on how our colleagues have felt supported here during the outbreak. 

Be yourself at Home 

Home Group is committed to tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but for our colleagues too! We’re super proud of our internal Diversity Networks and allies (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) which support colleagues from different backgrounds to be their true selves. We recognise and celebrate our differences, together we make Home Group a great place to work!  

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There’s never been a more exciting time to join us, as we build and sell over 10,000 new homes across the UK.  From affordable housing to our brilliant private sale brand Persona, we’re shaking up the new build market.  You’ll have the opportunity to work on everything from affordable homes to luxury apartments and build the career you want with us. 

As one of the UK’s largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.  We also provide long term integrated health and social care housing.  We don’t just build houses, we build homes and develop vibrant communities where people want to live. 

What keeps us busy?

We’re building homes, independence and aspirations and according to our trophy cabinet we’re pretty good at it! 

We’re winners of the 2018 UK Housing Awards Development Programme of the Year, Silver Best House at the What House Awards 2018, and RESI Landlord of the Year 2016.  We’re constantly challenging the status quo, delivering unparalleled schemes and ground-breaking products.  We pride ourselves on building happier, healthy homes, putting space and people before profits.

Oh and did we mentioned that we rank No. 27 in the UK’s Best Large Places to work, and 17th in Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2019?    

We’re growing

As we’re building new homes, we’re growing our team too so there are lots of opportunities for you to join us across the UK.  So whether you’re acquiring land, designing places, delivering schemes, selling homes or regenerating neighbourhoods.  You’ll be working alongside brilliant people to unlock bold opportunities, exciting new partnerships and collaborative projects across the UK. 

Join us

You can find out more about us and our current vacancies on our website at or on our Facebook and Linkedin pages.    

High-flying career, work life balance, brilliant benefits and a cherry on top!  There are so many reasons you’ll love working at Home Group.


Find Us
2 Gosforth Park Way
Gosforth Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8ET
United Kingdom
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