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Maintenance Operative

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We're seeking a dedicated Maintenance Operative to join our team at HMP Forest Bank. In this role, you'll play a crucial part in maintaining and improving the infrastructure of the prison, ensuring its safe and efficient operation.


What we are offering

  • Salary of £29,160
  • Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 16:00 with 1 hour lunch break.
  • Rotational weekend and late shifts also required.
  • Please view our attached benefits guide to see everything we have to offer!


Your Role as a Maintenance Operative

HMP Forest Bank have an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Operative to join our FM team. You will carry out maintenance and repairs to ensure the safe and efficient running of the establishment. You will carry out all maintenance repairs, planned preventative maintenance tasks and project work in order to ensure that operational support is provided to the establishment at all times.

Working within a prison means that your work directly contributes to the safety and operational efficiency of the facility and therefore a key aspect of the role is ensuring compliance with safety code and regulation. You will be expected to keep accurate records of maintenance and complete any administration actions in a timely manner. You would also be expected to be use your initiative to make decisions based on manufacturers documents, such as schematics and operational instructions.

If you feel you have the skills and experience required for this role, then apply today!

Please see the attached job description for a more detailed list of the main responsibilities.


The Ideal Candidate

  • Have handyperson and/or maintenance experience.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Have a positive approach to Health and Safety.
  • Proactive, systematic approach to tasks.
  • Ability to work to correct time schedules and deadlines.
  • Team Player whilst also being able to work independently.


Why Join Us?

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all.

Sodexo’s vision for HMP Forest Bank is to develop a safe, stable, and progressive environment with modern facilities dedicated to reducing re-offending and enabling individuals to fulfil their potential. Every aspect of the prison is designed to help prisoners make meaningful progress in their sentence and personal development goals within a surrounding culture of rehabilitation. 

An opportunity too good to miss

As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day.

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions. And for that you’ll receive an excellent benefits package including access to gym facilities on site and a Blue Light card.

We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome and can be the best versions of themselves. We recognise that we’re on a journey with regards to diversity and inclusion and would therefore welcome applications from candidates from under-represented backgrounds.

If you have the ambition to build a successful career and the people skills to build successful relationships, apply now for a career that’s too good to miss.

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