As a Maintenance Operative, you will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of our portfolio of properties, you will carry out work to our buildings and ensure they are in a good, safe condition. The role will be varied to meet various demands, expectations, and standards. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of upkeep and repair operations.

Rota: 9 - 5, 37.5 hours a week. Based at Central Office but commute across our various services.


We're looking for someone with proven working knowledge of various trades which are relevant within the role, this can include carpentry and plumbing. 

Ideally, you will have a good eye for detail, and the ability to prioritise competing demands, with the ability to use your own initiative to resolve challenges head on.

Benefits, including Non-Contractual Perks

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with the length of service
  • Training and Development, including access to courses, upskilling, and progression plans
  • Medicash includes discount gym memberships, routine optometry care, dental treatments, and physiotherapy treatments
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including counselling
  • Reflective Practice regular sessions with a therapist provided by an external provider to support Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Annual Staff Awards

If you have the passion, creativity, and tenacity to make a real difference in people's lives, challenge stigma and make our communities safer, we would love to hear from you!


  • Ensure all properties are safe and kept to the required standards for ‘Good Homes’.
  • Contribute to a professional, customer focused delivery of service to all stakeholders.
  • Carry out day to day inspections, repairs, and cyclical works.
  • Manage and monitor inventories of materials and equipment.
  • Support the day to day maintenance and repairs, working within a team and independently.
  • Admin will vary including ensuring records and and systems are kept up to date.
  • Contribute to the financial development of the maintenance budget, keeping within costs and working to budgets.
  • Provide support ensuring health and safety matters are dealt with effectively. 
  • Risk minimisation - ensure risks, incidents, and accidents are reviewed and well managed. 

Other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position. 


What we are looking for:

  • Experience in completing Risk Assessments within the workplace
  • Previous experience in a similar role, including in maintenance and estate services
  • IT Proficiency, with the ability to navigate and learn systems and other types of software
  • Ability to work to conflicting workloads and demands, prioritise tasks, and work to deadlines as required

What we would like, but not essential:

  • Recognised building trader qualification such as a City & Guilds, NVQ Level 2, equivalent or above
  • Experience in directing and delivering customer service functions
  • Previous training and/or qualifications in Legionella Awareness, Asbestos Management and Fire Safety
  • Previous experience of working within an environment that support vulnerable individuals

Please refer to the JDPS attached for more details on the vacancy and our requirements/key criteria.



Social Interest Group (SIG) believes good care and support improve lives. Our values of ambition, empowerment, transparency, and inclusivity drive everything we do. Our mission is to empower people who are marginalised by building powerful partnerships and creative solutions that bridge gaps in provision and aid recovery, reablement and resettlement.

SIG is a not-for-profit organisation providing thousands of people with good-quality support and care in residential, drop-in centres, community floating support settings (including people's own homes), probation settings, and hospitals awaiting discharge. We do so across London, Brighton, Bedfordshire, Luton, and Kent. We believe in the power of well-planned, well-managed services to make a difference. We work with high standards and external and internal regulatory frameworks.

Want to know how we work? Watch our short Theory of Change video to see how we support people towards a brighter future: Theory of Change

Further details can be found on our website here: Theory of Change - Social Interest Group - Social Interest Group

Our Values

Ambition – Eager to succeed and to accomplish as much as possible for our people

Empowerment – Giving staff and the people we support the tools, training, and information they need to achieve their potential

Transparency – Upfront and visible about our actions and open to scrutiny from stakeholders, service users, and staff

Inclusivity – Listening to, understanding, and including all our stakeholders to ensure we make a difference and get things right


Please note that this job advert may close early due to screening applications on an ongoing basis. We advise applying as soon as possible for your application to be taken into consideration at the early stages.

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For Recruitment related enquiries, please email recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk 

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