External Multi Trade

  • Permanent
  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Salary: £27511/annum o/t+company van+fuel card


Job description : External Multi Trade

Location: Busy St Edmunds, Mildenhall, Cambridgeshire  

Salary: £27,511.22 + extras (overtime, company van ,fuel card) 

Our client a large local social housing contractor providing maintenance services to 1000s of properties across the Cambridgeshire region is looking for an external multi trader to work on a domestic maintenance social housing contract assisting in the reactive repairs and void operations in properties covering Cambridge/Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding areas. The candidate will ideally be a skilled and experienced multi tarder who also holds skills in groundwork repairs, fencing, brick/ blockwork and other maintenance trades.

This is a mobile engineer role covering domestic maintenance works.
The success individual will hold a minimum of either full trade apprenticeship or NVQ Level 2 within a relevant trade or be time-served in External Multi Skilled role whilst also being experienced in completing various other day to day repairs/maintenance tasks such as groundwork repairs etc. As a skilled multi- trade operative with relevant experience in responsive maintenance and/or planned works such as wall renewals, fencing repairs & external replacement projects, you will be required to undertake a variety of allocated works across your designated area.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Management of day to day jobs allocated by a central team.
Updating PDA devices with key information and work schedules.
To ensure all assigned tasks are carried out in a safe and efficient standard.
Promoting the client’s corporate image and excellent service standard on every resident visit.
Actively deal with tenant issues and complaints in a positive and effective manner.
Making decisions upon specialist experience and knowledge.
Ensuring compliance at all times with necessary regulations, standards, and legal responsibilities of repair work and contractor compliance.
Managing van stock effectively.
Taking part in out of hours on call system as required by the service

Knowledge and Experience

Experience within a responsive maintenance environment
Fencing repairs (lap fencing, close board, chain link and strand wire)
Brickwork (brick work repair/renewal, concrete work)
Drainage (soakaways, water main excavation)
Roof work (minor roof repairs)
Blockwork repairs & maintenance (including wall renewal)
Excellent oral and written communication skills, telephone skills and interpersonal skills.
Excellent planning and organisational skills.
An understanding and ability to show excellent customer service skills when liaising with tenants within the occupied properties.

        • Ability to work diligently, as part of a team

        • Ability to work with plans /detailed drawings

        • Ability to demonstrate technical skills in both core trade and associated trades

        • Ability to make decisions and confident at problem solving

        • Good understanding and knowledge of basic Health and Safety

        • Numeracy skills

        • Knowledge of Tablets

        • Minor roof repairs

        • Minor plastering works

Certificates and Qualifications

Trade City & Guilds/ NVQ qualification.
Asbestos Awareness Training / Removal (ARC can provide free online training for this)
Full UK driving license
Digger Licence(disareble but not essential)  
Working hours will be Monday to Friday 08:00am to 17:00pm with 30 minutes lunch. 

There is an on call rota which you will be asked to join after a qualifying period.

The pay rate is based on a self-employed basis. PAYE is available and the rate will be dependent on the preferred method of payment.

Immediate start available for the right candidate. The interview may also include a trade test to assess suitability for the role. 

The role is offered on a temp-perm basis with the potential to lead to a full time position with the company after 13 weeks as long as performance and standards are met. 

A van, fuel card and uniform will be issued with this role.  Overtime available.


Working with one of East Anglia/South leading Recruitment agencies with 16 years within the marketplace who recruit for many of the region’s leading companies.
In a recent survey 96% of our clients stated ARC are their preferred agency labour supplier.
Paid annual leave pro-rata for PAYE (inclusive of statutory holiday)
Weekly pay – with a 1 hour pay resolution guarantee.
Pension contribution (after 3 months continuous service).
On-going assignments
Free access to our HealthAssured scheme for you and your family.
Access to Free online training.
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