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Title:  Multi-Trade Operative


Rochford, South East, GB, SS4 1BB

Department:  Maintenance Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Maintenance
Requisition Number:  48567


Sanctuary Maintenance provides a wide range of property maintenance and facilities management solutions for thousands of customers nationwide. Our staff help make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives.



Multi-Trade Operative - Plumber


Rumsey House, Rochford – covering Essex


£29,096 per annum (rising to £30,267 after 12 months service, subject to satisfactory performance


40 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm



About the role

We are looking for an experienced Multi-Trade Operative – Plumber to join our Planned and Responsive Maintenance team based in Rochford. You will form part of a large team, working across Essex, on repair and refurbishment works on both occupied and void properties, carrying out fault fixing and maintenance repairs, completing all jobs to a high standard and ensuring health and safety compliance at all times. Ideally you will need to have a G3 unvented certificate, City & Guilds or NVQ qualification, at least 3 years experience. Working in social housing is preferred as well as domestic and commercial plumbing knowledge.


About you

Your previous multi-trade experience combined with your excellent customer service skills and high attention to detail will be key to your success. You will specialise on plumbing and have primary skills in at least three trades to include vented & unvented cylinders, wall tiling or flooring. Additional skills in plastering, carpentry and shower installations including wiring would be desirable but are not essential. You will have the ability to work to deadlines, prioritise workload and plan ahead. A flexible approach is required, as we operate an out of hours service/emergency call-out on a rotational basis. This role will involve driving on company business. In order to drive a company vehicle, drivers must hold a full valid UK driving licence.


About us

Sanctuary Maintenance provides in-house repairs and maintenance services for an extensive portfolio of properties across Sanctuary Group’s organisations.  As part of a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to achieve outstanding results for our customers based on our values - working in an open and transparent way, creating strong partnerships with our customers and providing a first-class customer service.


Our values

We are driven by our values - ambition, diversity, integrity, quality and sustainability. In all that we do and every decision we make, we use our values to guide us. We look for people who share our values and can demonstrate them through their behaviour.


Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • Criminal records checks are funded by Sanctuary
  • At least 24 days paid holiday plus public holidays
  • Health and well-being plans, including voluntary critical illness scheme
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities


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To apply please send your CV and cover letter to


Closing Date: 15 October 2019


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


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Building Equality and Diversity

We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
A basic Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Maintenance Contractors Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.