Multi Trade Operatives (Carpenters and Finishers)

  • Job Reference: HOU00371
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2021
  • Employer: Wiltshire Council
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  • Location: Salisbury
  • Salary: £24,982 to £277,041
  • Sector: Construction, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Wiltshire Council are currently expanding our in-house team of Operatives to deliver all our responsive and empty property repairs to our 5400 homes throughout Wiltshire, made up of houses, flats, bungalows and group schemes.

While most of our homes are in south Wiltshire, we are also looking for people to cover work in the north of our county covering Devizes and Trowbridge in addition to their work in the South.

All our success depends on talented individuals delivering excellent services and exceeding customers’ expectations.


About the role

As a Multi Trade Operative you will provide a key front-line role in the delivery of the ‘right first time' repairs service and we will look to you to carry out scheduled work, but at the same time make on the spot decisions to affect the right repairs for our customers.

You will need a lead trade in Carpentry or Plastering and also be competent in at least two other trades from the list below.

  • Kitchen & Bathroom Fitting.

  • Painting & Decorating.

  • Wall & Floor Tiling.

  • Plumbing.

  • Experience of working in social housing or domestic properties.

  • Knowledge of this role's industry best practice to an intermediate/ advanced level and experienced in how to use this knowledge to ensure high standards and safe practices.

  • Knowledge of Health & Safety and safe practices.

  • Experience working in occupied homes.

Working directly with customers you’ll be delivering a service to be proud of, keeping our homes and residents safe and secure.

In return, we can offer you many benefits including 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days after 5 years' service, a government pension, use of company van for travel to/from workplace and full support for career development and training.

About you

You will need an NVQ or equivalent recognised trade qualification, along with sound knowledge of health and safety requirements, and previous experience in a recognised building trade.

Flexibility is key, you will be required to work out of hours, on a rota basis (currently 6 weekly) to cover emergencies. You will be paid a standby allowance and a call out premium.

Interviews will be held week commencing 9th August 2021.

Where possible interviews are virtual, but due to the nature of this role interviews will be in person. Current public health advice is followed for candidate and employee safety.

Find out more and apply

For specific information about this job, please contact Dave Cawood or Mark Rasey, Direct Services Team Leaders - Housing by Email:

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as Our Identity. 

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

The council is a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to employing people with disabilities and supporting them throughout their employment with us.

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

EPIC Values

All candidates are assessed against the councils Our Identity (available below). Half of all questions during the interview will be based around these.

Click here to view Our Identity

Download Attached Documents:
OP08-1400 Multi trade operative-5SHVRC2.pdf