Maintenance Operative – Build to Rent


  • Salary: Up to £24000 per annum
  • Location: London
  • Contract type: Permanent

Anna Rickenberg

Senior Consultant

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020 3056 1211 Email

deverellsmith are working in partnership with national Build To Rent provider ADDLiving recruiting a Maintenance Operative for their new West London scheme.

This person will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, assisting the present team to carry out a wide range of basic maintenance tasks to ensure the development is ready for occupancy within set timescales. Assisting in the delivery of front line services and maintaining a high level of presentation for every aspect of the development.


  • Ensure all work undertaken is carried out strictly in accordance with supervisory instruction
  • Guarantee all site safety protocols are adhered to and following all company Health & Safety policies.
  • Take a proactive approach to ensure that the developments are maintained to specified standards. Assisting with the maintenance of the building and building fabric, including repairs and redecoration as required.
  • Carrying out reactive maintenance tasks in occupied rooms with the focus being on customer service.
  • Act as the eyes and ears for the Building Manager for issues throughout the sites and ensure they are reported as required promptly and professionally.
  • Ensure that all external services, surfaces and traffic routes are in good order and fully functional to meet their intended purpose.
  • Record and monitor consumption in respect of each utility
  • Spread grit on roadways, footpaths, car parking areas and other external hard surfaces at a suitable period of time to minimise the risk of surface ice or snow coverage
  • Attend to any spillages, and other emergency cleaning requirements during working hours
  • Escort and assist specialist engineers/sub-contractors attending site to carry out works as and when necessary. Also supervise these contractors on occasion and ensure that the expected standards are met across all aspects of their work.


  • Communication skills
  • Working to targets within tight deadlines
  • Basic understanding of constructional techniques.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations


  • Conscientious
  • Personable and easy to communicate with
  • Self-Motivated
  • Commitment to quality in all aspects of service delivery
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimum guidance; confidence in taking the initiative, making decisions and consulting as appropriate
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations willing to be flexible and respond to changing circumstances
  • Key attributes are an ability to demonstrate a flexible and positive ‘can do’ attitude and to become quickly established to add value to the business



  • Experience in a fast paced customer service environment
  • Ability to carry out basic maintenance and building fabric works
  • Experience of working in an environment in support of the main business function
  • A knowledge and understanding of electrical or mechanical engineering
  • Awareness of Health & Safety issues and the need for safe methods of working


  • Ideally electrical biased with a National Certificate or equivalent in this field or working towards such
  • Experience of working in facilities management
  • Manual handling training
  • Customer service training
  • First aid qualification

If you are interested in this position please apply and Joe O’Brien will be in touch.

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