Maintenance Operative



Carry out general maintenance tasks at residential and commercial property managed by Sorbon Estates. This includes decoration, small plumbing works, carpentry, property clearance and gardening as directed by the Maintenance/Project Coordinator and Facilities and Maintenance Manager.

Ensure all work is carried out to the highest standard whilst using time, technology, and tools as efficiently and economically as possible. As a representative of the company there will be an expectation to provide a 5* customer experience to the tenants, landlords and members of the public.


  • Basic carpentry including boxings, hanging doors, general door locks and associated ironmongery, kitchen fitting, mastic application, plastering, filling
  • Basic plumbing including sinks, W.C's, kitchens, heating
  • Landscaping and external ground works including excavation, ground maintenance, slabbing, minor concrete work and car park maintenance
  • Laying flooring including wood, laminate, floorboards, vinyl, ceramic tiling
  • Painting & decorating, wallpaper hanging, coving
  • Demolition of internal walls, kitchens, bathrooms and site clearance
  • Carry out all works efficiently and effectively, highlighting any other issues through computer aided facilities management system
  • Keeping the company van, tools, PPE clean and tidy and fit for purpose
  • Awareness and ability of assessing risk of the work and reporting any potential hazards
  • Able to plan your time and organise your paperwork job sheets, PO's and receipts
  • All other general DIY works



  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Smart & presentable
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Pro-active "can do" approach
  • Problem solving
  • Good communication skills
  • Practical, proactive and solution driven
  • Customer focused
  • Positive and helpful attitude
  • Experience updating electronic worksheet on tablets/phone
  • Timekeeping
  • Organisation skills



Shanly Group is an equal opportunities employer.



We will always try to fill our roles directly where we can.

When we need some extra help, we work with selected recruitment agencies who we have agreed fees and terms and conditions in place with. A member of our HR team will directly engage with the recruitment agency, discussing the role requirements and process fully. Candidates should only be put forward to a member of our HR team following this specific instruction.

We will not pay any fee to agencies who submit a speculative and unsolicited CV to any of our employees and without the agency having received a specific instruction from the HR team. In this instance, we reserve the right to contact the candidate directly without incurring any agency fee.

Speculative or unsolicited candidate and/or CV submission to Shanly Homes Limited, Sorbon Estates Limited and all associated, subsidiary, holding, related or connected companies will be seen as evidence of full acceptance of this policy.

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