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Be part of the YMCA team that has been in existence since 1852!  We are proud to be an Investors In People Gold organisation and winner of a silver Corporate Health Standard Award, where we encourage participation in our team activities such as choir, staff walks and even calming colouring. 

We have a generous contributory pension scheme for all employees and also membership to a Private Health Scheme.

Completed application forms should be emailed to: recruitment@ymcacardiff.wales or sent to Executive Office Manager, Cardiff YMCA Housing Association, The Walk, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3AG.


MAINTENANCE OPERATIVE


Location: YMCA, Roath, Cardiff

Hours: 37 ½ hours per week

Starting Salary: £17,772 including an on-call allowance

Contract: Permanent

Post: To work as a team to maintain the Associations premises and related tenancies. This includes all office spaces, public areas and the hostel and tenancy accommodations. Duties will include general upkeep of all premises, basic plumbing, electrical and building work, and other tasks identified to ensure the Associations standards are met.

We require the successful candidate to have a full clean driving licence and access to transportation as you will be required to commute to our properties in Cardiff and Newport.

The closing date for application is 5pm on Friday 15th December 2017.

Interviews will take place on Friday 5th January 2018.

Applicants will only be contacted if they are successful in securing an interview.

If you have any questions please contact Claire Lewis (Head of YMCA Cardiff) on 02920 465250 or email claire.lewis@ymcacardiff.wales

A DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required for this post. Please note that CVs are not accepted.

YMCA Cardiff is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other class protected by law.

JOB DESCRIPTION


JOB TITLE: Maintenance Operative
RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Maintenance Operative (and Head of Housing Services)
HOURS: 37½ per week. Usual hours Monday to Friday with participation in an on-call rota covering weekends and bank holidays throughout the year.

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:
To work as a team to maintain the Associations premises and related tenancies. This includes all office spaces, public areas and the hostel and tenancy accommodations. Duties will include general upkeep of all premises, basic plumbing, electrical and building work, and other tasks identified to ensure the Associations standards are met.

MAIN DUTIES
To be jointly responsible for the performance of the department.

Specific responsibilities:-
• To meet with the Head of Housing Services weekly to report on the work of the section.
• To have input into the setting of goals and targets for the section.
• To complete IT admin tasks and compile a daily job list. Use the telephone system to update completed and scheduled repairs.
• To ensure work is carried out to safety standards. This includes:-
1. Maintaining safe and accessible work and store areas.
2. Ensuring health and safety measures are used at all times.
3. Ensuring safety equipment is worn / used.
4. Checking equipment for faults.
5. Keeping up to date with legislation and good practice on safety.
6. Reporting any unsafe practices or concerns to Head of Housing.
• To keep the building in good repair and decoration. This will include:-
1. Organising the daily work according to priority.
2. Checking completed work is of the expected standard.
3. Dealing with emergency repairs as they occur.
4. Undertaking and developing the annual maintenance programme.
5. Carrying out monthly inspections for maintenance needs and future maintenance planning.
6. Ensuring the work of contractors is of acceptable standard.

Financial Obligations:-
• To ensure supplies are sourced at best value
• To ensure the work sub-contracted out is good value.
• To keep tools and equipment in good working order and serviced regularly.
• To minimise the spend on expenses, stationery, tools and equipment and uniforms.

To carry out other duties that reasonably fall within the scope of the post:-
• Working outside usual office hours when on call.
• Responding to emergencies / crisis.
• To input into organisational and departmental policy reviews.
• Attendance at meetings deemed appropriate by the Head of Housing Services.
• Participation in training and supervision.
• To partake in the organisations core responsibilities.
• Assisting with jobs that usually fall to another member of staff, but in whose absence, failure to carry out the work would present a risk or offence to others or would be detrimental to the organisations’ service provision.
• To be able to respect the Christian ethos of the YMCA and uphold its values.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

MAINTENANCE OPERATIVE

ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE
EDUCATION
Maintenance related qualifications ü
Qualifications in first aid/ health & safety/ fire safety ü
 
KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE
Experience working in a similar field ü
Understanding of homelessness and housing problems. ü
Knowledge of fire safety / health & safety at work ü
ü
SKILLS
Basic literacy skills ü
Good verbal communication skills ü
Basic IT skills ü
Ability to work unsupervised ü
Ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds ü
Assertiveness ü
Ability to remain calm under pressure ü
Ability to problem solve ü
Ability to budget and monitor spends ü
Able to liaise with external agencies and internal departments ü
Able to prioritise workload and manage own time ü
ATTITUDE
Professional approach to confidentiality, boundaries and anti-discriminatory practice ü
Reliable, dependable, punctual and flexible ü
To respect the Christian ethos of the YMCA and uphold its values ü
Be able to demonstrate our core values of respect, empathy and equality in daily work ü
Co-operative working independently and as part of a team ü
OTHER
Ability to speak Welsh ü