Maintenance Operative 20 views

Salary: Band 2, £23,154 per annum

Location: Sunderland Based

Hours/Contract: 37 hours, Permanent

Working for: North East Regional Organised Crime Unit (“NEROCU”)

The role

Here at Northumbria Police, we think our region is amazing! It takes a great deal of people from different backgrounds, with diverse skills and experience to serve our force area effectively, think you have what it takes to help us make a difference? This could be the perfect time for you to join us in our NEROCU Department as a Maintenance Operative (NEROCU).

This is a diverse role where you’ll be providing support and development to your team who will be responsible for all maintenance and administrative duties in our building. We can guarantee that no two days will be the same – you’ll face new challenges, work with colleagues with all levels of experience and generally – expect the unexpected!

What you’ll do

This role is crucial in ensuring our busy regional team can operate smoothly and you will be instrumental in supporting Police Officers/Staff on a day-to-day basis. No two days will be the same, one day you could be ensuring our fleet vehicles are ready for operational duty and the next you could be completing office moves. Most importantly, you’ll be delivering a fantastic service to a wide variety of stakeholders.

Maintaining the building and exterior areas to ensure that staff and visitors using the building are provided a safe and functional environment.
Carrying out basic repairs and maintenance throughout the building and on vehicles.
Undertake office moves and transfers to ensure staff have the correct equipment and supplies.
Support and work alongside external contractors.
Report faults within building to ensure these are completed in realistic timescales.
Undertake driving duties as and when required.

Sound interesting? For further information, and to support your application, please view the job description.

What you’ll bring

You’ll need to have excellent planning and organisational skills, prioritising workloads effectively, ensuring a high quality of service to our customers.
You will be motivated and a self-starter, working independently to manage the workload.
An understanding of health and safety.
Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt to a variety of stakeholders.
Confidence to manage expectations of numerous stakeholders and take personal responsibility for addressing any barriers to delivery.
Competent with IT, able to input data onto the maintenance databases.

This is a varied role where you’ll also provide support all staff across NERSOU. You’ll need to be flexible in your approach and able to manage a variety of people in different roles. You’ll also need a valid UK driving licence to travel between sites when required.

We know it’s important for you to feel that you’re not only part of a great team, but part of a community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Harnessing these differences creates a productive environment in which everyone feels valued, and their talents are fully utilised. Appointments are based on merit alone.

Interested to learn more? For further information about the role please contact us by email at

What we offer

26 days’ leave (increasing to 30 days for 5 years+ service) plus 8 bank holidays.
Enhanced maternity, shared parental and adoption leave
Flexi time – allowing you to fit your working hours around your individual needs.
Flexible working (we are happy to discuss options such as compressed hours)
Fantastic market-leading public sector pension scheme with up to 16% employer contribution
Corporate travel schemes – local rail, bus services and metro discounts
Access to private healthcare and eye test vouchers
Discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card and Blue Light Tickets
We’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service for the times you need that additional support.
Access to gyms in some stations
Sports & Social Club – join our thriving sports scene at Team NP and enjoy further exclusive discounts on days out and travel.
Cycle to work scheme.

Just so you know

Our application form will help us understand how your work, education and life experience has prepared you for the role of a Maintenance Operative (NEROCU) with #TeamNP. To help support your application research what makes us tick here at Northumbria, the role you’re applying for and the values and behaviours that contribute.

The recruitment process will consist of the initial application form followed by a face-to-face interview. Just so you know, you can save your application and come back to it any time prior to the closing date on the advert.

We are proud members of the Business Disability Forum, with whom we collaborate with to improve the lives of disabled employees. We are also a Disability Confident Employer, therefore if you demonstrate that you meet the minimum criteria for this role as stated in the advert, we will progress your application and offer you an interview.

If you tell us that you have a disability, we can make adjustments to support you through the recruitment process (for example we can arrange extra time for tests or provide a sign language interpreter) You can get in touch with us via for any support regarding the application process. Please provide us with plenty of notice so we can ensure your visit goes smoothly.

If your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a Management Vetting (MV)/ Security Clearance (SC) form, therefore you must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed. A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance and medical information.

Who is NEROCU?

The North East Regional Organised Crime Unit is one of ten Regional Organised Crime Units (“ROCU”) in England and Wales who lead the regional response to tackling serious and organised crime whilst supporting local and national delivery. The ROCU network continues to expand and Home Office funding through police officer uplift and increased police staff capacity presents exciting opportunities to further enhance service delivery and positively impact on our partners and the public. The Home Office Serious and Organised Crime Strategy defines ROCU as leading the regional fight against Serious and Organised Crime and NEROCU have a critical role in leading, connecting and co-ordinating delivery across our region in all four P’s of the strategy; Pursue – prosecuting and disrupting people engaged in serious and organised criminality. Prevent – preventing people from engaging in serious and organised criminality. Protect – increasing protection against organised crime. Prepare – reducing the impact of serious and organised crime where it takes place. NEROCU comprises of specialist teams delivering across intelligence, operations, investigations, cyber, economic, technical and digital capabilities.

Terms of appointment

This is a permanent role subject to a six-month probationary period.

If you are successful in your application, you will have a six-month probation period with us where you will be unable to apply for any other post advertised internally or externally.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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