Multi-Skilled Operative

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Multi-skilled Operative

Work location: Malvern

Division: Living

Type: Full time

Who we are

Speller Metcalfe is on a mission… and it’s a simple one. We want to build a sustainable company at the forefront of construction – one that is built with a people-first approach in mind.

As a family business with nearly 30 years’ experience under our belts, our focus is not just getting you through the door, but developing your skills to support a long-term career with us. We’re proud of our high levels of staff retention and with staff at the very heart of our company, you’re never just a cog in the machine, but someone who can truly have an impact on how we do business.

Our background

Established in 1995 by Steve Speller and Andy Metcalfe, their vision was to develop a business at the cutting edge of construction, built upon an ethos of family values which are reflected in everything we do.

Now one of the UK’s leading regional contractors, we predominantly work across the Midlands and South West regions. With offices in Malvern and Wolverhampton, we deliver a range of public and private sector projects from £250k up to £30 million across a numbers of fields including education, healthcare, residential and leisure.


The job

Due to retirement, a rare opportunity has arisen to join our Living Team as a Multi-Skilled Operative. In this full-time role, you will apply your expertise across a range of construction trades including – but not limited to – carpentry, masonry, basic plumbing, painting, plastering, tiling and general repairs. This role will have responsibility for emergent defects and will allow you to apply your exceptional problem-solving abilities, working always at a high standard of workmanship and safety.

How you’ll contribute

In this busy role, you will:

  • Contribute to the successful completion of construction projects by efficiently performing tasks in accordance with project plans, specifications, and deadlines.
  • Manage the defect workload and arrange appointments to attend occupied properties to rectify construction emergent defects.
  • Survey and protect areas of property affected by the works, ordering necessary materials to carry out works.
  • Transition between different trades and responsibilities as required by project demands, demonstrating versatility and flexibility.
  • Ensure work meets or exceeds industry standards, maintaining a high level of attention to detail and precision across all assigned tasks.
  • Identify and resolve issues related to construction work, making informed decisions that promote efficiency, safety, and quality.
  • Properly operate and maintain tools and equipment related to various trades, ensuring their functionality and safety.
  • Collaborate effectively with team members, supervisors, project managers, and sub-contractors, providing clear updates and insights on work progress.
  • Maintain accurate records of work completed, materials used, and any challenges faced; attend site and ‘End of Defect’ meetings as required.
  • Stay current with industry trends, new techniques, and emerging technologies within the construction field to enhance your skill set.


Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you will bring your enthusiasm and determination as well as:

  • Expertise across a range of construction trades, including carpentry, masonry, basic plumbing, painting, plastering, tiling and general repairs.
  • Experience in a customer-facing role with responsibility for booking and managing own workload.
  • Ability to work in and around the midlands/Worcestershire/Gloucestershire; current valid driving licence.
  • Basic IT skills required for recording work.

Core Behaviours which will help you to be successful in this role include:

  • Acts with honesty and integrity.
  • Takes responsibility and accountability.
  • Is open and embraces change.


What’s in it for you?

As well as a competitive salary, increasing holiday benefits and access to private healthcare, we offer a number of other benefits for our staff.

Alongside the chance to work in a business with a real family-feel where you will have the support to grow your career, we’ll provide:

  • Minimum 27 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Health cash plan
  • Paid professional memberships (one annually)
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life insurance 4 x salary
  • Car salary sacrifice scheme


Sound interesting?

Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our values, we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. Our mission has always been to encourage, develop and combine the individual talents of our staff, and we welcome and encourage staff from all backgrounds and abilities.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

If you don’t meet all the criteria, but are still interested in joining us, email us your CV anyway! It’s always good to hear from people who can bring their enthusiasm and desire to learn to our team.