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Salary Competitive
Location St Austell, Cornwall
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Are we not actively recruiting for your specific Trade?

Ocean Housing actively look to recruit qualified trade operatives who would work in various areas of Property Services responding to Responsive, Void and Planned works within our housing stock.

Successful candidates will be required to work 40 hours per week covering core business hours to meet our tenants needs. Providing services on our existing stock within an emergency, planned or void scenario. In addition once probation has been passed you will be included in our out of hour’s service with the additional benefit of overtime and of a 5% multi-skilled salary enhancement in addition to your basic annual salary. 

Working alone or as part of a team you will undertake duties of a qualified trade employee on building maintenance and improvement work and within the role of Electrician and Heating Engineer there will be the additional requirement to ensure compliance has been met. 

All our trade roles require the ability for the post holder to hold basic skills in various trade disciplines and ensure works provided are of the highest quality, efficient and good value for money for our customers.

We offer

27 days annual leave per year (plus Banks)

Health Cash Plan inc Dental and Optical 

Occupational Sick Pay at 3 month full pay and 3 month half pay

4% employer pension contribution including Death in Service Benefit of 3x Annual Salary. 

Qualifications and Experience

It is essential that for the positions of Plumber, Mason, Carpenter and Painter you hold an NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualification in the relevant trade. For the posts of Electrician and Heating Engineer it is essential you hold an NVQ level 3 equivalent qualification 

Please see the Person Specifications attached to the vacancy relating to specific skills and experience for each trade discipline 

e are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups and appointment to any of our trade posts will be subject to a satisfactory basic check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About You

  • You will be highly competent within your specific trade 
  • Have good customer service skills along with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and remain calm under pressure
  • Value equality, diversity and inclusion and takes appropriate action when there is evidence of discrimination or inequality

Please see the Job Description attached to the vacancy relating to specific skills and experience for each trade discipline. 

Once you have applied you should expect to receive a response via either email or telephone interview from our People Services Team to advise if you have been successful to the next stage of our application process. 

Ocean Housing Ltd is a not for profit, charitable registered provider of social and affordable housing, with a stock of over 4,700 properties throughout Cornwall. We are part of the Cornwall Homechoice ‘Choice Based Lettings’ scheme.

At Ocean we believe affordable housing is not just about the buildings, but about the people who turn them into homes. We provide a wide range of services to our residents, helping them to make the most of their homes and the communities they live in.

“To be an innovative provider of quality homes and services, with residents and staff at the heart of Ocean, and Ocean at the heart of the community.”

At Ocean our vision is to be the employer of choice for Cornwall. We want to create a work environment where everyone feels like they belong, can bring their best, authentic selves to work every day and are provided with the support they need to do a great job.

Our purpose is to create a modern, dynamic and agile work environment, fit for the 21st Century and one of which all of our colleagues feel included and proud to be a part of. An environment which enables colleagues to provide quality, affordable homes and services for the people of Cornwall. We believe work is what you do, not where you go and therefore colleagues deliver their work where it best suits the need, whether that be in the office, home or around a local area or site using local facilities. Colleagues are agile and work or have meetings in any place to suit the need and task.

Generous Holiday Entitlement

Healthcare Benefits

Occupational Sick Pay Scheme

Pension which includes Death in Service Benefit

Best Place to Work at Cornwall Business Awards 2022
Sponsored by the Skills Hub

“This is a really challenging sector to work in and Ocean Housing Group have really gone above and beyond to support their workforce. They really show strong leadership from above in putting their employees first and the level of engagement they get from everyone in their teams is commendable, with really high number of team members taking part in surveys, consultancy and feedback. The Ocean Housing Group have also invested in the continual improvement of their staff, services and benefits to ensure that staff consistently feel invested in and valued – Well Done!”

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