Maintenance Operative (Multi)

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(13/11/2023 16:38)
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Rydon Maintenance Ltd


We now have an excellent opportunity for a Multi Skilled Maintenance Operative to join our highly regarded NHS repairs and maintenance team based in South Essex.


Rydon Maintenance is an expanding division of the Rydon Group and is successfully providing facilities management services to a variety of clients, predominantly within the healthcare and housing association sectors.


The Rydon group operates throughout England, predominantly in London and the southern counties. We are a dynamic, multi-talented organisation, working across a wide range of construction market sectors within the built environment. Rydon has established a strong reputation for the quality within our new-build and maintenance sectors, creating and improving communities for the benefit of current and future generations. For over 40 years, we've recruited talented and innovative people to build and maintain homes, schools, hospitals, student accommodation and more. We combine a personal touch with outstanding technical expertise to deliver award-winning, quality facilities for local communities with a commitment from people who are passionate about what they do.


Job Purpose

Our NHS maintenance healthcare team in Essex provides a planned, preventative and reactive maintenance service to our NHS client for two healthcare sites in Rayleigh and Southend, South Essex. To enable us to continue to deliver an excellent quality of service, we are looking for a multi skilled maintenance engineer with a plumbing bias to join the team.


You will be working in a multi skilled role performing daily maintenance duties as part of our PPM (planned and preventative maintenance) and reactive maintenance programme. Maintenance works will include plumbing so a qualification would be beneficial to see although not essential. Other works will include light electrical i.e changing of light fixtures/light bulbs, ironmongery (replacing door handles and locks) and general wear and tear maintenance. In addition to reactive repairs, there will also be some planned, preventative maintenance activities such as water temperature checks, emergency light checks and planned upgrade works as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure a safe environment for service users.  


What we can offer you;

  • A competitive starting salary
  • 25 days holiday including the ability to increase your annual leave
  • Annual bonus (subject to business performance)
  • An on call allowance and generous overtime rates.
  • Access to an employee discount scheme which includes a wide-range of special offers and discounts on insurances, lifestyle goods and services.
  • Company pension, life assurance and income protection.
  • Flexible benefits for you to choose from including Critical Illness, DenPlan, Private Medical Insurance, GymFlex and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Health and wellness benefits such as free flu vaccinations, access to an Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Programme, BUPA Health & Wellbeing Plans, access to our Health and Wellbeing portal with an extensive range of advice and resources and much much more
  • Full training, ongoing coaching and support

Normal working hours are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. You will also be able to participate in an on-call rota system (which offers the opportunity to increase your earnings and be involved in additional make safe repairs).


You will be provided with a company van, fuel card and uniform as part of this excellent opportunity to work within a professional and expanding company.

Experience Required

Previous relevant experience in the maintenance of buildings is essential, ideally within the NHS (or for a maintenance contractor providing services to the NHS). Alternatively, you will have worked for a maintenance contractor providing a planned/reactive maintenance service in a commercial setting (perhaps a hotel, school, supermarkets etc).


You will have the ability to undertake a wide range of general building skills. This could include: plumbing, carpentry, plastering etc. Above all you will have excellent customer service skills and be passionate about providing high quality repairs. This is a genuinely diverse role with excellent scope for personal development.


Above all, you will have a keen customer service approach and strong interpersonal skills. If you have this experience, we'd strongly encourage you to apply. 

Additional Information

As a well established, progressive company we are committed to attracting and retaining individuals by offering an excellent benefits package that includes a wide range of core and voluntary benefits.


Rydon is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity in employment. Successful candidates will be selected solely on their ability to carry out the duties of the post.  


To apply online, please use the 'apply for this job link' at the top of this page.


Our application process is very straight forward allowing you to apply with a CV (from your Computer or Dropbox), LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ and should take no more than a few short minutes. 


For more details on our culture and what it’s like to work at Rydon, please click here.


Further information on how to apply can be found by clicking here.


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