Maintenance Operative

Project: Housing Services

Location: Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Mid Sussex

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Hours per Week: 37

Salary: £22,727 per annum

Job Description

Department Details

Housing Services provides a repairs service to our tenants and a repairs service to other projects in BHT Sussex, housing management and income collection.

Our aim is a quality and person-centred housing service both in our Community Housing in Brighton and Hastings and our temporary accommodation in Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton.

Our concept is a well-managed tenancy where landlord and tenant are equitable partners in a business arrangement

Job Summary

The Maintenance Operative will provide a repairs service predominantly in Brighton & Hove, however, is expected to travel to Eastbourne, Hastings, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath to complete repairs. The role is key to providing a responsive and effective maintenance and repair service to our tenants, clients, residential projects and offices. You will respond to repair or general maintenance requests across BHT Sussex, offering a chance to use your experience and skills to provide general maintenance service.

A full, clean driving licence is required as the position involves using the company van to travel from site to site. You will be expected to use this within the BHT policy and drive responsibly.

You will be responsible for providing a highly professional customer focused repairs service to BHT Sussex’s tenants, clients and staff.

You must have the ability to organise your own workload effectively to meet targets, deadlines and work well within a team.


The salary is paid monthly in arrears and will commence at £22,727 per annum.   A 5.5% employer’s pension contribution is also paid. The level of this contribution is reviewed annually.

Hours of Work

The hours of work for this post will be 37 hours per week. Working 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  Flexibility will be required.

BHT Sussex does not pay overtime but will grant time off in lieu if agreed by the service manager.

Participation in responsive on call cover if support is required out of hours.

Annual Holidays

The annual leave entitlement will be 185 hours (25 working days), rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 222 hours (30 days) pro rata.  All public bank holidays are granted with two extra statutory days, to be taken over the Christmas period.

Closing date

Closing Date: Friday 1 April 2022 12.00pm

Interview Date: Friday 8 April 2022

Application Pack

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How to apply

  1. Download and complete all the forms in the application pack.
  2. Attach all the completed documents to an email. The title of the email should read: (Your name): BHT job reference – (job reference number).
  3. Send your application to
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