Hackney Council's Building Maintenance Teams work streams are rapidly expanding, and we are looking for qualified operatives in a number of trades to increase our direct workforce. We are looking for individuals to help us maintain the properties we look after. Your role will be to help make sure these homes are safe and maintained to a high standard for the people who live in them. You will be working on properties across Hackney, some of these homes will be occupied but you will also be helping us prepare others for their new occupants.
The roles we have available are:
Plumbers - Up to £46K
Carpenters - Up to £43K
Electricians - Up to £47K
Plastering - Up to £43K
Driver / Labourer - Up to £40K
A reasonable level of fitness is required as some of the work is physically demanding, you may need to climb ladders and lift heavy objects. You will be able to work on your own initiative, be able to manage your time and take pride in your work. In return you will get great opportunities for training, generous annual leave and an attractive pay package on a performance related pay scheme.
You will benefit from experience in repairs and maintenance and have a good level of customer service. You will need to hold a full UK manual driving licence (with no more than three penalty points) as you will be provided with a work vehicle. To be able to do this work, you need to have a NVQ or City & Guilds qualification and/or relevant experience in your specific trade. You will also need to have IT skills as you may be using a hand held device to record your work.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
Closing date for applications: 29 May 2022
Interview date: TBC
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: firstname.lastname@example.org