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HandyVan ECS1389/838/NSH

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/11/2018 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Skilled Trade
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
South Gloucestershire Council, Broad Lane Engine Commno Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7PN
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
13 Nov

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Handy Van

Summary of Post

This is your opportunity to take an integral role within Community Services working in partnership with Community Care and Housing will provide a responsive, fast, efficient, courteous and cost effective handy van service within South Gloucestershire as follows: The role is based across our Broad Lane Depot however you will be site based carrying out repairs and offering advice to customers in their own homes will be a key function of this post and therefore the post-holder will be required to provide a responsive and customer friendly service.

For further information visit our website or for an informal discussion contact Andy Harris 01454 863857

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Undertake various tasks using accepted trade practices such as plumbing, carpentry, plastering, concreting, brick laying and decorating. etc
Refer to drawings, plans, sketches, work tickets etc. for information

Complete all necessary paperwork such as timesheets, job tickets etc. and submit on a timely basis

Make arrangements/appointments with customer client to undertake works as necessary

Make arrangements to procure materials and plant necessary to complete works

Maintain vehicles, plant and equipment in a satisfactory condition by routine checks as specified.

Operate safely all mechanical plant and power tools such as drills, saws and breakers etc. and to report any defects immediately

To promote best practice in meeting the requirements of Health and Safety legislation and to comply with other relevant statutory legislation

Ensure that output and quality of work is of the highest standard and accords with current legislation/regulations

Recognise and deal appropriately with hazardous situations. Deal with general public in normal course of duties

Undertake such other duties that are required from time to time within the context of a post of this nature

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


City and Guilds or Craft Training Certificate (NVQ) in a relevant trade (or equivalent)

Demonstrate a general technical knowledge of building maintenance and construction

Proven track record of delivering high quality work

Understanding of Health and Safety Regulations

Willingness to undertake training to extend the range of skills

Be able to demonstrate a high level of customer care

Current Driving License


Ability to calculate costs/ bills for payment

Conversant with basic IT

Previous experience within a similar work environment

Additional Information


Street Care maintain the outdoor asset on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council comprising of:

The maintenance and cleanliness of 1600km of roads
Repair and maintenance of 32,000 streetlights
20,000 requests for service
Grounds Maintenance works on 4,500,000sq.m of grass, play areas along with shrub beds and hedgerows
Maintenance of 300 vehicles

Street Care has approximately 300 employees and an annual turnover of approximately £20 million.

This Vacancy is based at Broad Lane Offices, Broad Lane, Engine Common, Yate, South Gloucestershire BS37 7PN

Use of a vehicle: If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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