Maintenance Operative

Student Cribs

Student Cribs is looking for an experienced Maintenance Operative in Nottingham

About Student Cribs:

Student Cribs is a fast-growing property investment company which acquires, refurbishes, lets and manages stylish student housing. To date the company has acquired and developed a portfolio of approximately 1000 properties in 24 University cities across the UK and has rapid growth plans.

About the job:

We pride ourselves on the market leading quality of housing and high level of service we deliver. We are now recruiting for an experienced Maintenance Operative to join our team to manage repairs and maintenance across our portfolio of student houses in Nottingham.


To provide high standard repairs & maintenance across a portfolio of high-quality student houses

Working at the forefront of the business with daily interaction with our student customers

Complete planned & reactive maintenance works within the property budget

Undertake periodic health & safety checks and property inspections.

Carry out statutory compliance inspections and testing such as Portable Appliance Testing, Electrical Visual Condition Reports, and smoke detector checks.

Ensuring the security and general appearance of the properties and gardens are maintained in accordance with the required standards

Managing maintenance & any third-party contractor works to a consistently high standard.

Energy & utility management including meter reading & broadband service management

Manage customer service and other projects as required

Assisting with ad-hoc jobs such as delivering keys, assisting tenants that are locked out

Basic seasonal garden maintenance


Experience of completing repairs and planned maintenance in student/HMO housing

Some experience in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and decoration desirable

Some experience in repairing white goods/appliances desirable

Undertaking periodic health & safety and statutory compliance testing

Broadband & TV issue diagnosis and resolution

Excellent communication & customer service skills and enjoys problem solving

Able to diagnose & complete cost-effective repairs in a fast-paced environment.

Proactive, positive attitude & able to work under own initiative.

Strong IT skills with the ability to use IOS on iPhone and iPad and experience with Microsoft Office 365 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook.

Strong organisation and time management with a good attention to detail

Student Cribs operates a safe recruitment process.

Appointment to the post will be subject to satisfactory references and DBS check.

Further Details:

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Competitive: Salary

Hours: 09.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday with ability to work flexible hours (including some weekends)

1 hour lunch break

Location: Field-based Nottingham with travel to other cities across the portfolio as and when required.

Full UK driving license required (van to be provided for business use) company iPhone & iPad provided.

Use of company vehicle for commuting (travel is paid for on company business)

25 days holiday + bank holidays

Multiple training courses (including PAT testing, fire warden, legionella and asbestos awareness)

Uniform is provided

Company credit card for business use

Monthly food and drink allowance

Company events including, Christmas party, Team building events, Departmental meetings

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