Maintenance Operative – Small Works, Solent

Job Reference 480

Hours: Full Time (37.5 p/week)
Salary: Band G £22,617- £26,774
Location: Solent, Bournemouth, Wales
Closing Date: 28th October 2018
Interview Dates: TBC

Additional benefits:  Health cash plan scheme; Pension Scheme; Staff Discounts; Childcare vouchers; Employee Assistance Programme (EAP); Great development opportunities.

We are looking for a professional and reliable Maintenance Operative to provide a high quality service to our ever growing company. This position will require the successful candidate to undertake small works projects such as kitchen and bathroom refurbishments from scratch through to the finished product. These projects will be completed in any one of our services including our schools, residential children’s homes, independent living homes and our Head Office.

Fair Ways is an expanding, dynamic charity that strongly believes in providing opportunities for people to meet their full potential. Fair Ways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and we expect ALL staff to share this commitment. We have recently been awarded Third Best Not-for-Profit Organisation to Work For in the Sunday Times Awards.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be able to;

  • Provide a high quality and effective maintenance and repair service allowing an agreed proportion of time for reactive work and job requests from managers and staff.
  • Play an active part in the Permanent Loan Record (PLR) for all Fair Ways tools, completing regular checks to maintain good working order/repair.
  • Ensure all work is carried out safely whilst adhering to all Health and Safety policies within the organisation.

Personal Skills

To be our ideal Maintenance Operative (Small Works) you will have a City and Guilds qualification relevant to the post or an NVQ trade qualification with at least two years experience in a similar role. You will also have the ability to work in adverse conditions and also risk assess your tasks to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Great communication skills and a resilient nature are a must. All Maintenance Operatives are required to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle. You will also be subject to an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) and the disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.

Desirable Skills:

At Fair Ways we aim to make a difference through passionate care, support and education. We have worked hard to create a culture where we say what we say we will do, when we said we would do it; we are inclusive, open minded and treat each other with respect; we focus on learning, not blaming; and we are open, honest and have integrity.

Next Step

Interested in the vacancy? We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.

Download the Job Description and an Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400)

and ask for the Recruitment Team or email