Within this area there is provision of all trades and services associated with the repair, maintenance, refurbishment and cleaning of council buildings, including social housing, public buildings and shcools. The priority is to ensure the buildings are warm, comfortable, safe and well maintained.

Assistant Divisional Manager

About the job

Construction, contract, project and operational management of multi-disciplined teams working, around Kirklees maintaining, repairing and refurbishment of domestic properties, schools and public buildings.

This is for you if you have strong technical capabilities in a construction environment, excellent management skills of people, experience of managing complex construction projects, financial management of large, diverse organisation. You enjoy working with people and are able to work flexibly to meet client demands.


Requirements

  • Previous experience in construction management environment
  • Experience developing new work streams / developing new business
  • A recognised and relevant professional qualifications appropriate to the post
  • Excellent understanding of budgetary control and monitoring
  • Ability to lead, manage and coach diverse teams to achieve require outcomes
  • Full driving license
  • Excellent organisation and problem-solving skills, oral and written communication skills
  • A polite, friendly and professional manner
  • The ability to work alone or in a small team
  • The confidence to make decisions and accept responsibility
  • An awareness of safe working practices, industry regulations and environmental guidelines
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of different stakeholders

Approximate wage

Starting from £39,350


Skills learned/developed

  • Health & Safety legislation, procedures and practices
  • Different managerial techniques

Career progression

  • Divisional Manager
  • Head of Service
  • Assistant Director
  • Director

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Caretaker

About the job

Caretakers look after council buildings and premises such as offices, community buildings and town halls . They make sure they are locked and unlocked, and well maintained. The buildings are across the whole borough so there make be a requirement to travel between them. There may be the need to work shifts and at weekends.

This is for you if you have practical skills to carry out minor repairs, for example wood working and DIY, are able to manage your own workload, and have a good awareness of health and safety.


Requirements

It would be an advantage but not essential to have the following skills and experience:

  • Joinery and DIY
  • Awareness of building and grounds maintenance
  • Experience of security systems
  • Plumbing experience

Approximate wage

Starting from £16,500


Skills learned/developed

  • Practical DIY skills to carry out repairs
  • NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Property, Caretaking and Facilities Management but you may need to study them in your own time

Career progression

Facilities management (schools based)


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Cleaner

About the job

Cleaners work in council and customer buildings across the borough, including office areas, school classrooms, toilets, public areas like markets and communal areas in council owned housing stock. Most posts are part time. The actual duties will vary dependent on the location, but the activities undertaken can include, vacuuming, buffing, wiping work surfaces and emptying bins.

To be a cleaner, you will need to be able to work quickly and efficiently, follow job and safety instructions and be reasonably fit and healthy. If cleaning in a public area you will need to have customer service skills.


Requirements

  • Reading skills for following job and safety instructions
  • Math skills for measuring out cleaning fluids
  • Physical fitness
  • Trustworthiness and reliability
  • The ability to work alone without supervision or as part of a team
  • Awareness of the importance of following health and safety procedures

Approximate wage

Starting from approx £6.40 per hour


Skills learned/developed

Within the council there is not the opportunity to undertake a formal qualification. There are NVQ qualifications available, the most popular are the Cleaning NVQ Level 1 & 2


Career progression

  • Empty Homes Cleaner
  • Caretaker
  • Cleaning Quality Support Officer

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Customer Service Assistant

About the job

This can be based in a school, café or residential environment. Dependent on the location you will help prepare and serve the food to the customers who may be pupils, teachers, general public or those receiving residential care. You will also help with the preparation and clearing down of the service and dining areas. In addition there will be some washing up duties. In some of the high/middle schools and at the café, there may be some cash handing and cash register operation. Most positions are part time. In a school and some residential environments you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring background check.


Requirements

  • Enjoy serving customers and working in a food preparation environment
  • Enjoyment working as part of a team
  • Ability to lift and bend, and work on your feet, in the summer the kitchen may get quite warm
  • Organised and methodical
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work to time constraints, quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to maintain high standards of personal hygiene
  • Ability start work as a CSA without any prior experience

Approximate wage

Starting from approx £6.40 per hour


Skills learned/developed

  • NVQ level 2 diploma in Hospitality, Food Preparation & Cooking
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

Career progression

Cook


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Gas Fitter/Renewable Engery Engineer

About the job

Travelling around Kirklees you will maintain, repair, refurbish and renew gas and renewable energy installations in domestic properties, schools and public buildings.

This is for you if you enjoy practical work, working with people and are able to work flexibly around core hours.


Requirements

  • Previous experience in practical gas fitting
  • Hands-on experience working with renewable technologies
  • City and Guilds or equivalent in Domestic Gas Fitting
  • Hold the relevant ACS certificate
  • Good standard of numeracy and literacy
  • Good communication, organisation and problem-solving skills
  • A polite, friendly and professional manner
  • The ability to work alone or in a small team
  • The confidence to make decisions and accept responsibility
  • An awareness of safe working practices, industry regulations and environmental guidelines

Approximate wage

Starting from £27,000


Skills learned/developed

  • Fault finding, repair and installation techniques
  • Working with Renewable Technologies (F-Gas (Cat 2) City & Guilds 2079-11)
  • Construction Skills certificate (CSCS)
  • Health & Safety legislation, procedures and practices

Career progression

  • Assistant Team Manager
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Assistant Divisional Manager

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Plumber

About the job

Travelling around Kirklees you will maintain, repair, refurbish and renew gas and renewable energy installations in domestic properties, schools and public buildings.

This is for you if you enjoy practical work, working with people and are able to work flexibly around core hours.


Requirements

  • Previous experience in plumbing
  • City and Guilds or equivalent in Plumbing
  • Good standard of numeracy and literacy
  • Full driving licence
  • Good communication, organisation and problem-solving skills
  • Good customer care skills
  • A polite, friendly and professional manner
  • The ability to work alone or in a small team
  • An awareness of safe working practices, industry regulations and environmental guidelines

Approximate wage

Starting from £24,900


Skills learned/developed

  • Construction Skills certificate (CSCS)
  • Health & Safety legislation, procedures and practices

Career progression

  • Assistant Team Manager
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Team Manager
  • Assistant Divisional Manager

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Quality Control Officer - Electrical

About the job

Travelling around Kirklees you will have the responsibility for the efficient and effective Quality Control of all the Electrical Services work, including human, financial and other resources in domestic properties, schools and public buildings.

This is for you if you enjoy practical work, working with people and are able to work flexibly around core hours along with working carefully, methodically and safely to work on own initiative and be good at problem solving and able to plan and organize other peoples work and to motivate them.


Requirements

  • Previous experience in practical Electrician fitting
  • City and Guilds Electrical qualifications
  • Good standard of numeracy and literacy to write reports and to follow technical drawings, building plans and wiring diagrams
  • Full driving licence
  • Good organization, problem-solving skills with good oral and written communication skills
  • A polite, friendly and professional manner
  • The ability to work alone or in a small team
  • The confidence to make decisions and accept responsibility
  • An awareness of safe working practices, industry regulations and environmental guidelines
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of different stakeholders

Approximate wage

Starting from £31,000


Skills learned/developed

  • Fault finding, repair and installation techniques
  • Technical building plans
  • Construction Skills certificate (CSCS)
  • Health & Safety legislation, procedures and practices

Career progression

  • Project Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Team Manager
  • Design Engineer

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Quantity Surveyor

About the job

Working in the Kirklees area you will provide a professional advice on a full range of quantity surveying services on complex projects as required under a commission including all Pre-Contract and Post Contract services.

This is for you if you are a competent practitioner who could use their skills to support, motivate and lead people by contributing to the continuous improvement and development of the Service and its employees.


Requirements

  • Experience of quantity surveying
  • Extended previous formal training, to graduate or professional qualification level, or equivalent
  • The ability to interpret data
  • Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • The ability to prioritise and plan effectively
  • A comprehensive knowledge of building regulations
  • An understanding of planning legislation, and health and safety

Approximate wage

Starting from £33,500


Skills learned/developed

  • Managerial & Leadership Skills
  • Health & Safety legislation, procedures and practices
  • Project Management
  • Time management

Career progression

  • Assistant Team Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Team Manager

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Team Manager

Team Manager

About the job

Construction and operational management of trade operatives, working around Kirklees, maintaining, repairing and refurbishment of domestic properties, schools and public buildings.

This is for you if you have strong technical capabilities in a construction environment, good management skills, experience of controlling construction projects, an awareness of financial management and have the ability to adapt to an ever changing workload. You enjoy working with people and are able to work flexibly to meet client demands.


Requirements

  • Previous experience in construction environment
  • Experience of implementing new work streams
  • A recognised and relevant qualification appropriate to the post
  • An understanding of budgetary control and monitoring
  • Ability to lead, manage and coach diverse teams to achieve require outcomes
  • Full driving license
  • Good organization, problem-solving skills with good oral and written communication skills
  • A polite, friendly and professional manner
  • The ability to work alone or in a small team
  • The confidence to make decisions and accept responsibility
  • An awareness of safe working practices, industry regulations and environmental guidelines
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of different stakeholders

Approximate wage

Starting from £34,000


Skills learned/developed

  • Health & Safety legislation, procedures and practices
  • Different managerial techniques

Career progression

  • Assistant Divisional Manager
  • Divisional Manager
  • Head of Service

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Technical Service Officer

About the job

Acting as a Councils Technical Service Officer your work will involve working in a building environment dealing with assets, developing, implementing, monitoring and amending technical specifications, strategies, practices and standards to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements. You will provide advocacy as a technical officer and could work in one of the following design disciplines, Mechanical, Electrical, Structural or Architectural undertaking design responsibility for a range of capital projects involving multi-discipline and single discipline design teams preparing new build, refurbishment and remodelling building contracts.

This is for you if you want to use your knowledge of safe construction to help keep standards high, this job could be ideal for you. You will need to be flexible including working occasionally at weekends and evenings. Extensive professional design experience, strong negotiation, consultation and influencing skills are essential for this post, as is the ability to build, maintain and manage effective working relationships with stakeholders, clients and partners through regular site visits and liaison meetings.


Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge of technical aspects of construction and design experience
  • HNC/HND or degree in chosen discipline
  • High level of numeracy and literacy skills
  • Full driving licence
  • Ability to lead, manage and coach diverse teams to achieve require outcomes
  • Full driving license
  • Good communication, organization and problem-solving skills
  • Good customer care skills
  • A polite, friendly and professional manner
  • The ability to work alone or in a small or large teams
  • An awareness of safe working practices, industry regulations and environmental guidelines

Approximate wage

Starting from £33,500


Skills learned/developed

  • Construction Skills certificate (CSCS)
  • Health & Safety legislation, procedures and practices
  • Management & Leadership skills

Career progression

  • Project Manager
  • Team Manager
  • Assistant Divisional Manager

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