Richmondshire District Council

Job description

Post number: LLS MTN 06, 12-14, 16-17

Post title: Multi-Skilled Operative

Salary grade: Grade 7 with market supplement (SCP 28) 

Responsible to: Maintenance Officers

Job purpose

To undertake all aspects of building maintenance work. 

Supervisory/managerial responsibilities


Supervision and guidance

Maintenance Officers.

Range of decision making

Generally restricted to minor details such as sequence, tools to be used, etc.

Responsibility for assets, materials, etc

Responsible for materials and safety equipment issued to enable works to be carried out. 

Main duties and responsibilities

1.  Assist and support the Maintenance Team Leader in providing a customer-focussed, efficient and forward-looking maintenance service.

2.  Referring to drawings, plans, sketches, work tickets and sheets, etc., for information relating to dimensions and type of materials, and work to be carried out.

3.  Makes arrangements to procure materials and any plant necessary to carry out jobs and arrange access.

4.  Undertake all aspects of building work, including plastering, tiling, joinery, basic plumbing, painting and artexing.

5.  Where necessary, erects access platforms, scaffolds, etc., to undertake work above ground level.

6.  Utilises mechanical plant and tools as necessary.

7.  Provides necessary protection, such as dustsheets, whilst undertaking jobs, cleans up at the end of the task and arranges for rubbish/debris to be collected as necessary.

8.  Completes all necessary paperwork, such as time sheets, job tickets, etc., and submits on a timely basis.

9.  Carries out all tasks in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.

10. To undertake such duties of a comparable nature and level of responsibility as may be required from time to time by the Housing Maintenance Team leader.

11. To demonstrate an acceptance of and commitment to the principles underlying the Council's Equalities and Diversity Policy.


  • Members of the public
  • Officers of the Council

Special conditions of service

  • Full clean driving licence
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