Multi Skilled Builder

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
York, North Yorkshire
£25,479 per annum (includes annual market supplement)
Closing date
23 Dec 2021

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Homes and Asset Management, Maintenance / Repair
Assistant / coordinator
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Multi Skilled Builder to work within our Property Services team.

You will be responsible for the improvement and maintenance to all JRF/JRHT properties as well as supporting colleagues across the organisation in order to deliver a high-quality repairs and maintenance service.

You will be typically:

  • Carrying out all building work relating to responsive repairs, voids, cyclical and modernisation works allocated by the Resource planner
  • Providing safe usage and supervising usage of machinery, including basic maintenance and inspections, as and when required
  • Carrying out multi-skilled works to include electrical, plumbing, tiling, plastering and joinery works to all JRF/JRHT properties in accordance with priorities and policies
  • Attending and participating in all training, learning and personal development events as required
  • Working to current Health & Safety guidance and legislation supporting Team Leaders and JRHT in the development of safe working practices.

We are welcoming a full fleet of new Hi spec Vehicles, which are expected in early 2022.

A full Makita power tools kit as well as quality work wear will be provided.

We want to make sure that everyone, including our residents and staff, are kept safe and have extensive safety and infection control measures in place, throughout our working environments.

Additionally, it is legislation from 11 November 2021, that everyone who works in a residential or nursing care home or needs to enter a residential care setting to carry out their role, must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Consequently, ensuring this requirement is met forms part of our recruitment and selection process, where applicable.

About you

You will hold a City & Guilds / NVQ in a related field and have experience in building and joinery and multi-skilled works, particularly maintenance, repair and modernisation to properties.

You must also have good customer service skills and a clean driving licence and be comfortable working on a mobile job allocation device.

In this varied role there will be opportunities to progress within the department, lead on projects as well as access to training courses in order to develop your skills.

If you want to make a real difference in a local community then this may be the role for you!

About us

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At JRF/JRHT we believe in giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sex, sexual orientation, trans status or social economic background. We positively encourage applications from people with experience of living in poverty.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we are committed to the recruitment, progression and retention of disabled individuals. We shall also offer interviews to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you have a disability, please tell us if you would like to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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