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About this job

PERMANENT: 37 hours per week
SALARY: £22,183 to £24,491
LOCATION: Tiverton

We are looking to expand our already successful Building Services Team by recruiting an enthusiastic mason. The post holder will primarily be working as part of our Responsive Repairs Team responding to reactive maintenance calls across the district. Dependent upon workload and priorities the successful candidate may also be required to work within our Void Property or Adaptations team.

Work will be varied comprising of general masonry tasks including rendering and skimming sections of wall, removing fire places and making good, basic roofing repairs, fencing, path laying, and small sections of block/brickwork, and other tasks associated with the trade.

For this post you must be qualified to a minimum of level 2 NVQ Diploma or Cskills Level 2 Diploma in maintenance Operations, and it is essential that the post holder is confident and self-motivated at all times. Previous experience of responsive repairs work within the social housing sector would be an advantage, and experience of mobile working solutions and hand held devices’ is desirable.

The hours of work will be 37 per week with a degree of flexibility and on occasions there may be a requirement to work on Saturdays.  The successful candidate may also be required to be part of the out of hour’s emergency service should demand dictate. 

Applicants must have a full driving licence and be customer and quality focused.

Mid Devon District Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees including:

  • A Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • CSSC offering discounts in shops, restaurants, cinemas, hotels and insurance benefits
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Generous annual leave, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Staff discounts in our leisure centres
  • Employee Assistance Programme and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.

To find out more

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ben Penney on 01884 233021 or 07971 159243.

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - HB06 - Skilled Building Maintenance Operative (Mason) - Repairs.

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE: 23 June 2021 at 1:00pm

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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