Multiskilled Repairs Operatives
£32,500 per year
40 hours per week; Permanent
Monday – Friday; 8am – 4:30pm
Mobile across Suffolk

Discover a fulfilling career where your values align with our mission. Join our dynamic team committed to excellence, integrity, and innovation. Embrace a culture that values diversity, collaboration, and continuous growth. Your role will be more than a job – it’s an opportunity to contribute to something meaningful. If you prioritise integrity, teamwork, and a positive impact, apply now to be part of a community that values your individuality and welcomes your dedication to making a difference.

We are looking for a Repairs Operatives to join our in-house Orwell Repairs Service, to carry out day to day responsive repairs and void property works.

Key Responsibilities:

Our Multiskilled Repairs Operative’s key responsibilities include:

  • Working in line with Orwell’s vision of fixing repairs first time, improving quality and providing a positive first response.
  • Working on your own initiative to ensure that ‘call backs’ to repairs are minimised and that ‘fix right first time’ repairs are maximised.
  • Dealing with tenant enquiries professionally and courteously.
  • Liaising closely with Head Office staff in the notification and reporting of repairs progress.

About you:

Our ideal Multiskilled Repairs Operative will…

  • Have good knowledge of general building/construction and experience of general property maintenance.
  • Have knowledge of both Carpentry and Plumbing.
  • Need to be flexible to change your working day to respond to urgent repair needs if required.


Due to the nature of this role a full UK Driving Licence is required.

More reasons to apply…
  • 22 days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays
  • Retail discounts via our rewards platform (restaurants, shopping, days out gym memberships, cinema tickets, holidays, Sky store and much more…)
  • Reward and recognition awards
  • Free DBS checks
  • Ongoing training and development & opportunities to progress in your role through the Orwell Academy
  • wellbeing programme
  • Cashback Health plan
  • Access to Blue Light Card – membership fees apply.

Person Specification…

  • Carpentry & Joinery qualification is desirable.
  • Certificate in Plumbing is desirable.
  • Certificate in Painting & Decorating is desirable.
  • HNC (or equivalent) in Building Studies, is desirable.

Interview Date: Asap

Before applying…

Additional employment documents:

Orwell is committed to safeguarding and safer employment and the principles of empowerment.

Please notice Orwell Housing Association does not provide visa sponsorship. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply. You will be required to provide the relevant right to work documentation if successfully appointed to the role.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  All new arrivals to the UK must also provide a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC).

The definition of new arrival is an applicant who has worked or been resident overseas in the previous five years and this includes citizens of the UK who have worked or lived overseas for a continuous period of six months or more.

Orwell  is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We believe in creating an accessible and supportive environment, where every team member can thrive and contribute. Join us in our commitment to building a workplace that celebrates diversity and empowers all individuals to reach their full potential. We actively welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and are dedicated to making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process to ensure equal access and opportunity for all.

If there’s a barrier to you applying for any of our roles, we’d like to remove it so please get in touch with our Talent team either by giving them a call (01473 228782) or emailing [email protected].

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