Vacancy details


Reference W017/22
Location Yorkshire
Contact Brett Russell, Senior Team Leader on 07815704016
Notes Up to 37 Hours
£30,910 (potential earning of £33,686)

What you’ll be doing:

We’re looking to recruit a Plumber to carry out a wide range of plumbing work and regularly complete all multi-trade tasks on all types of company owned properties, and also where WDH have secured external contracts and other schemes of work.

In this role you will promote the service in a manner consistent with the Customer Charter, ensuring a high standard of Customer Care is achieved at all times.

You will be self-motivated and able to multi-skill in your own and other trade areas to ensure a first-time fix, resolving problems using your own initiative and experience. You will also demonstrate an awareness of Health and Safety at work.

You will ensure that performance is agreed, in line with agreed targets and timescales and undertake the role of an apprentice mentor and act as a role model for other trade operatives.

What we’re looking for:

  • a qualification at Level 2 of the Regulated Qualifications framework in a relevant subject area, for example an NVQ Level 2 in plumbing;
  • excellent communications skills;
  • experience of programming and timescales with regards to other trades;
  • good organisation skills with the ability to plan and organise own work;
  • the ability to deliver a quality, value for money service and work flexibly in terms of hours of work to suit the needs of the business and our customers;
  • experience of undertaking the role of an apprentice mentor; and
  • experience working in a customer facing environment and in people’s homes.
  • a valid UK driving licence.

The core hours of the role are 37 hours, 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday. However, you may be required to work flexibly between 8am and 8pm (including some weekend working). A current, valid UK driving license is also an essential requirement of the role.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Jamie Leo Higgs, Assistant Delivery Manager - Major Works on 07789 745843.

This vacancy is open ended. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received. It is advisable to apply early to avoid disappointment as applications will be assessed on a regular basis.

As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 over 5 years service) and statutory bank holidays and Annual Leave Purchase Scheme;
  • a wide range of personal development opportunities;
  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;
  • a very attractive pension scheme (15.7% employer contribution); and
  • "cycle to work" scheme and discounted shopping platform

Our WorkSmart approach gives you the opportunity to flex where and when you work, as long it fits in with your role and needs of our business.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

About us:

Since WDH was established in 2005, we have gone from strength to strength. We are now one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, with over 32,000 homes across the Wakefield district and our wider operating area across the north of England.

Our vision is to create confident communities. This is underpinned by our mission which is to inspire, transform and promote excellence and our values - to be creative, inclusive and work with integrity.

WDH is much more than bricks and mortar. We go the extra mile to deliver excellent customer services. We innovate, create and regenerate. To find out more, visit our about us page.