Maintenance Operative

Maintenance Operative

Full Time Ipswich Head Office

Hemisphere is looking for someone to make a difference. Are you up for it?

Hemisphere are continually looking to expand and grow.  We are looking for a Maintenance team member, you’ll be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the building, and the service programmes that support the core business of Hemisphere.   This department has plenty of opportunities for the right candidate in a friendly and professional work environment.

The role will involve:

You’ll ensure that best practices are followed for maximum efficiency and that the most suitable working environment is attained for its employees and their activities.  You’ll be involved in the day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to buildings and the premises. Likely areas of responsibility include:

  • Building and Grounds Maintenance
  • Building Services
  • Procurement and Contract Management
  • Security
  • Warehouse Space Management
  • Health and Safety

In liaison with your Supervisor and /or members of the H&S Compliance team you will coordinate and plan essential services such as:

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  • Maintenance – be reactive to identified issues and/ or assist with the cycle of maintenance for painting, building or floor repairs, or dealing with staff recreational outdoor areas etc.
  • Site cleaning - assist with roading sweeping around site, salt spreading if weather is inclement, or weed control in non-garden areas.
  • Waste disposal and recycling – assist with emptying the rubbish bins to the front of the site regularly, and waste items especially industrial related chemical products are safely disposed of.
  • Safety – ensure that all fire evacuation routes are clear and accessible and report on any issues to Management.
  • Security arrangements – assist with emergency callouts, building open up/lockdowns as required.
  • Archiving - assist with the disposal of archived documents.
  • Coordinate contractors in liaison with your Supervisor and/or Management, e.g., Electricians, Plumbers, Builders, Gardeners, Road Painters etc. including taking responsibility for their H&S.
  • Have a proactive approach to maintenance to ensure minimum disruption to core activities.
  • Under direction from your Supervisor or Management ensure all Hemisphere sites meet H&S requirements and comply with the required legislation.
  • Work in a safe way: must take reasonable care of themselves and others in line with H&S requirements.
  • Check that agreed work has been completed satisfactorily and follow up on any deficiencies.
  • Respond appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise and deal with the consequences.

You will need to have:

Whilst this role is based at our Ipswich HQ, we may also require the role to attend our other sites, therefore a degree of flexibility will be required as will a full driving licence.

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  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Qualifications held in; IOSH – Managing Safely, or Maintenance Operations, Level 2 would be advantageous.
  • The ability to multitask and prioritise your workload.
  • Good time & project management skills.
  • Confident decision making.
  • Great problem-solving skills.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • A practical, flexible, and innovative approach to work.
  • Have solid work experience of, or a good working knowledge of any of the following skill areas; Plumbing, Electrical, Engineering and/or Building Skills.
  • Current MHE Licences will be required; Counterbalance B1, or up to B2 15,000kg, VNA F1 and MEWP.
  • Due to the active nature of this role, be physically fit.

What you’ll get as part of our team

The value in looking after your employees has never been more apparent. We make sure our team members enjoy both fulfilling careers and a nurturing workplace.

  • Regular social events, including meals, parties and days out

  • Individual Staff development plans

  • Optional fitness and bootcamp sessions to keep teams safe and healthy and discounted Gym Membership with FTC Gym

  • Supporting Inspire Suffolk with fundraising and work placements for young people

  • Company schemes to benefit local communities, helping everyone around us

  • After three years of working with us, you can benefit from AXA Private Medical Insurance and a loyalty bonus scheme

Our Company Values

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  • Building open and trusting partnerships with our Clients, Partners, Suppliers and Colleagues
  • We need to show clients and Partners that there is value in our service and rate isn’t the only consideration. Go the extra mile. (be available, reply quickly, understand their needs)
  • We can always find a Solution! Yes, it may cost more, but we should always offer a solution to our clients, no matter how challenging.
  • We need to be proactive and consider solutions based on all their requirements (ready date, required delivery date, admin requirements, and budget.) Provide more than one option.
  • Take pride and care in what we do and services which we offer.
  • Celebrate our successes and our client’s successes.
  • Culture of continuous improvement. The Best practices now aren’t always the best practices for the future.
  • If we have a problem, we find a solution as a team in a positive manner (no blame culture)
  • Work as a team and look after one another.

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We’d love to hear from you, so please apply with your CV and covering letter to be considered for this exciting role!










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