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Job Role: Maintenance Operative

Location: London and Home Counties

Pay Rate: £9.40 per hour

Hours: various hours; zero hours contract

As the maintenance operative, you will contribute to our vision of being the UK’s Favourite Property Manager by:

• Demonstrating FirstPort values in all aspects of your work and communication, to develop strong relationships and enhance work quality.
• Ensuring the site is well maintained providing a clean and secure environment for residents and guests at all times.
• Supporting the Development Manager to keep health and safety standards to a maximum.

The maintenance operative reports directly into the Development Manager.

About Us

FirstPort is the UK’s leading residential property service provider, caring for 310,000 homes in England, Wales and Scotland, across 5,600 developments. With over four decades of experience and 4,000 employees, FirstPort works with developers, investors, freeholders and over 1,300 Resident Management Companies.  

Main Responsibilities

1. Provide general maintenance support to the Development.
2. Liaise with and provide access to authorised contractors and tradesmen, notifying the Development Manager of start / completion of work accordingly.
3. Report defects / incidents (either observed or reported) and take the corrective action after consultation with the Development Manager.
4. Carry out monthly emergency light system checks by consistent and regular testing and ensure monthly fire alarm checks are undertaken with Development Manager.
5. Maintain accurate records of maintenance / lighting issues.
6. Undertake any routine general repairs / refit door locks.
7. Ensure all tools are maintained and kept securely, only used by authorised personnel.
8. Pressure wash / clean bin stores on a weekly basis and ensure all footpaths and communal areas are kept clean and swept.
9. Carry out any touch up paint work in communal areas within the buildings, as and when required.
10. Carry out regular checks and maintenance of terrace areas, including watering plants.

Skills and Experience

Minimum of two years’ experience in a maintenance operative position
Good experience of electrical and plumbing practices, an electrical related qualification would be an advantage
Understanding of Health and Safety regulations including COSHH and safe use of ladders
Confidence with the use of power tools and working at heights training would be an advantage
Confident, polite and courteous communicator with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships
Exceptional customer service experience, with the ability to work multi-task, prioritise and manage various task simultaneously

Our Values

Friendly – We look out for people’s best interests, and show them we care by dealing with them in a warm and friendly manner.
Inventive – We’re creative and resourceful. We strive to improve what we do and how we do it, so we can provide the best ideas and solutions to look after people, their homes and communities.
Respectful – We listen, consult and take on-board people’s opinions and needs. We understand the importance of the home and community in people’s lives, and act with respect at all times.
Skilled – We’ve the qualifications, experience and take great pride in our work to consistently deliver the highest standards and value for money. We’re informed, and we’re always building on that knowledge to constantly improve our quality of service.
Trustworthy – We’re always professional, reliable, open and honest. People can depend on us to keep our promises and follow through on our commitments.

The Benefits

Our customers deserve the best and the same applies to our people. We’ll support you with all of the technology, training and support that you need to do your job well. We offer competitive salaries and a range of benefit packages. In addition to the core benefits, we also offer a range of exclusive discounts on extra benefits to help you and your family make the most of your money, safeguard your future and look after your health.


We’re committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit. We will consider applications from job share applicants.

Ready to Apply?

Click here to apply for this role. We will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions. You may also be asked to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests online.

If you meet the criteria for the role we’ll be in touch to arrange a short telephone interview and our shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend interviews with the hiring manager and up to three other key stakeholders.

About The Company
About Us

FirstPort is the largest and most experienced residential property manager in the UK, employing more than 3,000 colleagues dedicated to looking after peoples’ home.

Great property management is about more than just bricks and mortar. We recognise and value the contribution our people make to our business and we are committed to ensuring they are skilled and equipped to do the best job they can and that they have the opportunity to realise their full potential.

Our Values set out the commitments we have made to deliver excellent service and they inform the relationships that we have with customers and clients. They shape our culture and are used in measuring and rewarding performance.