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Maintenance Operative

Maintenance Operative (Permanent)

Salary £23,696.92 per annum

37.5 hours per week

Established in 1991, Turning Tides is a community-led charity dedicated to ending homelessness. We empower homeless or insecurely housed individuals to achieve sustainable independent living.

We believe that everyone has the right to a home, regardless of the difficulties and issues they may face in their lives. We believe in showing people who need our help that they are not alone, that the wider community is there to support them and offer hope for a better future.

Turning Tides is recruiting a new multi-skilled Maintenance Operative to join a small but developing maintenance team to help provide support to a growing portfolio of properties and services across West Sussex.

Reporting to the Buildings Manager, the post holder will be responsible for providing a hands-on maintenance service to Turning Tides’ residential and project buildings.

Candidates must be able to work closely with the Maintenance Team and other staff members to prioritise repairs/refurbishment tasks and carry out works effectively and promptly to prevent disruption to Turning Tides’ services. They must possess the ability to work independently on site, taking initiative and responsibility for completing tasks. The post holder must also sensitive towards our clients, especially those with complex needs.

Experience of carrying out various repairs and refurbishment tasks in residential properties is essential, and also hold a current, valid and clean driving licence.

To apply, please ensure that you send us a completed application form, which includes your responses to the shortlisting criteria listed in the Person Specification for this role, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire and your CV / covering letter.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from the links below.

Maintenance Operative Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Questionnaire

Closing date for applications: Sunday 26 July 2020

Interview date: Week Commencing 3 August 2020

No agencies please. 

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.