Maintenance Operative

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(15/11/2023 12:22)
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Clapham, Bedford
Rydon Maintenance Ltd (ELFT)


We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Multi Skilled / Fabric Maintenance Operative to join our highly regarded repairs and maintenance team based in Bedford.


Rydon Maintenance Ltd is an expanding division of the Rydon Group and is successfully providing a range of hard facilities management and property maintenance services to a variety of clients, predominantly in the healthcare sector. Our experience has taken us across a variety of sensitive healthcare environments, including specialist mental healthcare facilities, community hospitals and rehabilitation units. Our expertise ranges from the construction of substantial community hospitals to our current provision of maintenance services to over 300 buildings for 20 Trusts. 


Please do take a look at our careers video and one of our operational videos to find out more about working for Rydon;

Job Purpose

We are now seeking an experienced Multi Skilled / Fabric Maintenance operative to join our mobile maintenance and repairs team in Luton and Bedford. This team delivers a first-class repairs service in partnership with an NHS Trust. We provide reactive and planned maintenance to a number of NHS buildings in Bedford and Luton.


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 which might involve maintenance works to include changing of light fixtures/light bulbs, carpentry, replacing door handles and locks, painting and decorating, plumbing and general wear and tear maintenance (filling of holes/retouching, light plastering). In addition to reactive repairs, there will also be some planned, preventative maintenance activities such as 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
  • Company van and fuel card
  • Annual bonus (subject to performance)
  • An on call allowance and generous overtime rates.
  • 25 days holiday with the ability to purchase up to an additional 5 days.
  • 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 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. You will also participate in an on-call rota system for which you will receive a standby allowance and overtime paid at time and a half or double time depending on day/time of call out. This therefore offers the opportunity to increase your earnings and be involved in additional urgent repairs. 

Experience Required

Previous relevant experience in the maintenance of commercial 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, supermarket etc).


The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills and be passionate about providing high quality repairs. You will have the ability to carry out a range of building maintenance and repairs.


You will need to hold a full UK Driving Licence.


This is a genuinely diverse role with excellent scope for personal development. If you have the above skills and 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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