Housing Maintenance opportunities

We are recruiting for various roles within our Homes and Places Housing Maintenance team, responsible for maintaining our social housing portfolio of around 8,500 homes.

The Homes and Places Housing Maintenance team are responsible for ensuring that our social housing portfolio of circa 8,500 dwellings is maintained to meet all current statutory, regulatory, and legislative standards. 

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It is our vision is to ensure good quality, affordable, healthy and sustainable homes that meet the present and future needs of all our communities.

We are recruiting plumbers, joiners and maintenance operatives within our growing Homes and Places team. 

It is an exciting time to join North Yorkshire Council. In April 2023, eight former smaller councils unified, offering increasing opportunities within the service. The Homes and Places Team have a strong reputation and can offer a career where you are truly supported to develop your skills and flourish with the support of colleagues.

You will work with a highly motivated and friendly team of like-minded tradespersons who are all committed to working together to refurbish our housing stock of empty homes to a good standard.

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Our current job opportunities

We currently don't have any vacancies.

Hear from our team

Paul Cole

"I embarked on my journey with the council 12 years ago as a Maintenance Operative Electrician, transitioning from a self-employed background where I owned my own business. At the age of 43, I sought the stability and sense of purpose that a secure job could provide. Little did I know that this decision would lead to an enriching and fulfilling career.

Within just three years, I found myself progressing into a supervisory role within the electrical domain. The council recognised my potential and dedication, offering me the opportunity to manage a diverse team of tradespeople as part of the Void Refurbishment Programme. This marked the beginning of a transformative phase in my career.

The council has been the catalyst for my professional growth, providing me with various management training programs and coaching opportunities. Currently, I am enrolled in a Senior Management apprenticeship, a challenging yet rewarding endeavour that I aim to complete this year.

Over the past few years, I've had the privilege of managing the Repairs Department, honing my leadership skills, and contributing to the efficient functioning of crucial services. Presently, I am at the helm of the Planned Works Team, overseeing housing improvement programs across the council.

The council's commitment to employee development and progression has not only allowed me to broaden my skill set but has also empowered me to take on diverse and challenging roles. I am grateful for the trust and support the council has placed in me, fostering an environment that encourages continuous learning and professional excellence.

My journey with the council has not only provided job security but has given me a platform to thrive, evolve, and contribute meaningfully to the community. I am proud to be a part of an organisation that values its employees and invests in their success."

Sam Pickersgill

I have worked for Property with the council for over 11 years and In this time my role has progressed through to management stages. 

From starting as a customer services advisor to now been in charge of contractors and the improvements we do for our tenants in their home.

Working in the council gives you so much opportunity for career progression.

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Working for us

These are career graded posts and you will have access to further training and qualifications to progress within the council.

When you join us, you are entitled to our outstanding benefits and wellbeing plan as part of your position. Our holiday entitlement starts at 28 days, rising to 34 days (pro-rata) per year with continued service, plus public holidays. 

Pension: save for your retirement with our generous local government pension scheme with a 22.6% contribution. 

Fitness and rewards: fitness discounts with various gyms across the county. Stay on top of your game and save £££.

Lifestyle savings: explore a huge range of discounts to help you save money across hundreds of the UK’s favourite high-street and online retailers. Plus lots more…

You can find more information on the range of benefits we offer on our total rewards page.

Why work for us

We are strong performing authority, with supportive management, and talented teams providing the platform to have a fulfilling and successful career in a truly stunning place.

A recent peer challenge found that the council is a good place to work, with strong leadership and a loyal and committed workforce who have access to well-regarded training and development.

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, offering a range of training and development opportunities and career progression allowing you to manage your own development journey and empowering you to control your career. Your career can change with your life here in North Yorkshire.

We believe in the importance of inclusion, which is why we are always working towards being a more diverse, equitable and inclusive employer. Find out more about our equality, diversity and inclusion work on our working for us page. You can bring your whole self to work, and we will support you to be the best that you can be. 

Our values, behaviours and ambitions underpin everything we do.

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Living and working in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is a thriving county that adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work. 

North Yorkshire's natural beauty is captured in its three areas of outstanding natural parks, national nature reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators.

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors including life satisfaction and happiness.

Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates.

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In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London and Edinburgh are just two hours away by train.

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer including great employment opportunities for your family members, along with a higher proportion of schools which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

You can find out more about what North Yorkshire has to offer on the 'No place like North Yorkshire 'website.

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