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Workshop Operative

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About the role

If you want to play an active role in improving people’s lives, in a team developing and delivering a professional, customer focused and efficient housing maintenance service to the tenants of North Northamptonshire, we may have just the job for you!

We are seeking a Workshop Operative to join the Housing Property Services Team responsible for delivering the repair and maintenance service for the Council’s 8,000+ tenants. 

You will be based out of the Council's Depot Workshop on Robinson Way, Kettering, undertaking carpentry/joinery work for repair and refurbishment to the Council’s Housing stock and other areas of the Council buildings as required.

You will be committed to providing excellent customer service – being responsive, flexible, and dedicated to ‘getting it right first time’. You will need to show a dedication to being your best at all times – being professional, pro-active and open to new ways of working. An enthusiasm for team working – being collaborative, innovative and showing support and respect for colleagues is also essential.

What will you be doing?

You will be undertaking carpentry/joinery works for the repair and refurbishment work to the Council’s Housing stock and other areas of the council as required. You will carry out works as per works orders specifications, recording appropriate schedule of rates. You will be fully competent and qualified in the use of workshop machines and assist with the cleaning and maintenance of machines.

Where required you will visit sites to plan jobs and return to install, ensuing a start to finish service for the customer. On occasion assisting with the delivering of goods and materials to operatives on site as required to improve productivity.

About you

You will have a City & Guilds Craft or NVQ Level 2, with Carpentry / Joinery experience both on site and in a workshop environment.

You will have a full driving licence 

Our benefits

We offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
  • opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
  • generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
  • agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.

About us

We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.

Our priorities are:

  • helping people live active fulfilled lives
  • caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
  • enabling a thriving and successful economy
  • leading on a green and sustainable environment
  • ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
  • providing modern public services

Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.

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