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Maintenance Operative (Repairs and Groundworks)

Maintenance Operative (Repairs and Groundworks)




We are currently recruiting on behalf of a public sector client in Durham who are looking for a Maintenance Operative to join their team on a temporary basis.


Responsibilities of the Maintenance Operative (Repairs and Groundworks) include:

  • Inspect estates on a regular basis and take appropriate action to maintain a high standard of environmental cleanliness
  • To report potential breaches of tenancy or issues with private properties
  • Complete minor repairs to properties to prevent further deterioration
  • Liaise with local council or other agencies to resolve pest control issues
  • Work with local council and other agencies to identify and resolve safety risks or hazards on estates (this will include dangerous trees, street lighting, pot holes or broken pavements)
  • Inspections of the communal areas within flat blocks as required
  • General gardening and maintenance tasks to properties and land as required
  • Respond to vulnerable and elderly customers requiring the handyperson service
  • Complete needle searches to void properties
  • Manage health and safety issues in your area of responsibility
  • Deliver leaflets or other information to residents where necessary


Required Criteria of the Maintenance Operative (Repairs and Groundworks):

  • A full UK driving licence
  • Experience working within a similar grounds maintenance role


Desirable Criteria of the Maintenance Operative (Repairs and Groundworks):

  • Knowledge and experience in undertaking basic routing repair and maintenance skills
  • Knowledge and experience in horticulture including using handheld machinery for cutting grass, hedge trimming, tree pruning
  • Proven experience of carrying out landscape maintenance and cleaning


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