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General Builder

Swindon, Wiltshire
29 Jul 2022

Sovereign Housing provide quality, affordable homes in happy, successful places. What we do makes a real difference to people's lives, and you'll share the satisfaction of doing something that really matters.

We're currently recruiting for a General Builder to join our Property Team in the Swindon/Oxfordshire area.

This role involves time on the road, so we will provide you with a van and fuel card together with:

  • £335 yearly Tool Allowance
  • £450 yearly flexible benefit pot to use against benefits of your choice
  • Uniform & PPE
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (with an extra day every year up to 30 days)
  • Chance to buy or sell holiday as part of our flexible benefits package
  • iPhone and iPad 
  • Wellbeing discounts including discounted shopping & cycling scheme
  • Generous pension scheme matched up to 12%, life cover at 4x your salary
  • Opportunity to increase your salary with overtime and call out

What you'll do:

As a Builder you'll carry out all forms of general building repairs and maintenance across our homes as part of our Planned Works Team .

  • Digging underground drainage, repairing collapsed pipework and installing soakaways.
  • Roofing and roof repairs, roof problem solving, assessing roof integrity and guttering repairs.
  • Re-pointing, minor rendering, tiling and cement works.
  • All types of fencing, posts, feather edge, chain link and panels.
  • Laying self-levelling compound, flooring and floor tiles
  • Repairing brickwork and blockwork.

What you'll need:

Ideally, you'll have a minimum of NVQ level 2 or equivalent in a Building trade OR have proven experience working in the trade. You will have experience of working in both occupied and empty premises and be able to demonstrate good customer service skills. 


What else do you need to know?

  • This is a full-time role
  • Due to a requirement to travel within this role, candidates must hold a full and current driving license with a minimum of 2 years driving
  • This role is subject to a satisfactory license check, essential qualifications check and a basic disclosure.
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  • Job Reference: 671352744-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Sovereign
  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Salary: On Application