• Full Time
  • UK

AASC – East of England

Permanent – Full Time

Salary £21,500.00 – £26,500+ Company Benefits

We have an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Officer to work in our Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract. AASC offers a range of improvements, with particular focus on assisting individuals through the asylum system. They will ensure that vulnerable asylum seekers have access to the support they need and set clear requirements on the standard and condition of accommodation.

The primary function of this role will be to provide building maintenance services to properties within the Midlands & East of England to include fault fixes, cosmetic repairs and garden maintenance. You will be responsible for carrying out both planned and reactive maintenance tasks assigned within this region whilst working closely and collaboratively with other maintenance, field operation staff and housing staff and you will also support the work of sub-contractors, where required. You will provide specialist trade services and technical advice to support the maintenance teams and liaise with other members of the field operations team to support priorities ensuring all documentation relating to materials is kept in order and that all waste is removed from properties.

You will ensure all accommodation is safe and habitable and in accordance with the Decent Homes Standard and ensuring that there are no hazards to users of the property and check all relevant property reports before undertaking works in the properties, e.g. asbestos, potentially dangerous persons, structural reports.

A valid UK driver’s licence is essential in order to provide a fully compliant service as there may be a requirement to be on-call outside of normal working hours with the ability to travel within the regions and occasionally within the UK.

What you need to do the job

Due to the nature of the role Security clearance at Counter Terrorism Check level and Criminal Record Bureau checks are required (all offers of employment are subject to security clearance checks and approval by the Home Office).

This is a role in which requires excellent organisational and interpersonal skills due to the variety of accountabilities which also include the following:

  • Possession of relevant trade qualifications.
  • Understanding of buildings maintenance.
  •   Why Serco

    Meaningful and Vital work: Providing essential building maintenance services to those in need and really making a difference to their life

    Great People: You’ll find yourself working with a variety of highly supportive and experienced people who will support and motivate you to develop and enjoy the work that you do.

    A World of Opportunity: Working as part of one of Serco’s largest contracts you will have all of the resources and tools needed to carry out your work and to learn and develop new and existing skills.

    What we Offer

  • Company Van provided
  • All tools required for job provided
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • About Serco

    At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

    By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and [email protected] (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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    We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

    Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the ‘Ban the Box’ pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).

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