Site Operative

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Operatives & Trades
Salary: £14.24 per hour
Job ref: 006422
Published: 10 months ago

We are looking for a Skilled Site Operative, ideally with joinery / carpentry experience to join our Site Services Installations Team working away on client sites across the UK. As a Skilled Site Operative, you will be responsible for installing and fitting out modules to a high specification.

In return for your commitment, skills and expertise, you can look forward to a fulfilling career with a well-established business, where people come first.

Inspiring and engaging our teams and looking after the wellbeing of our colleagues helps us to maintain and build on our success. That means you’ll be offered relevant, high-quality learning and development opportunities, providing you with new skills and opening up new prospects.

You’ll enjoy competitive pay and conditions in a company that genuinely cares for its people and their wellbeing, with support at every stage of your career to realise your full potential.

Role Responsibilities

  • Install, fit out and maintain modules to agreed specification

  • Report and help to prevent Health and Safety incidents

  • Follow safety, productivity and quality standards set by the Company

  • Comply with legislation, company procedures and adhere to product specifications with a focus on quality and customer service

  • Assist with cranage operations and other trade activities on site

  • Assist with the assessment, training and monitoring of sub-contractors

  • Complete periodic progress reports and carry out site inspections when required to quantify work and materials required

  • Promote a positive and engaging Health & Safety culture with a clear vision for Zero Harm.

Role Details

  • £14.24 basic hourly rate with a scaled Merit rate, additional Plus rate(s) (when taking on additional duties and acting as a senior member of the team) in addition to overtime rates (time and a half / double time dependant on working hours / days) 

  • Working away subsidiary allowance

  • Separate accommodation supplied when working away from home

  • Role based: Sites across the UK, working away from home (min 5 days per week) with some weekend working

  • Contract type: Permanent

  • Annual leave: 24 days plus bank holidays  

Benefits & Opportunities

  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave per year

  • Contributory Pension including Life Assurance Scheme

  • A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • A chance to give back to your community with the option of an annual volunteering day

  • Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!) 

There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin!

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Site Installation experience 

  • Ability to work at height  

  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings  

  • Minimum of 3 years trade background  

  • Apprentice trained or NVQ or other suitable trade background  

  • Full UK driving license  

  • Roof Safety and Rescue training or experience 

  • IPAF trained – MEWP’s  

  • PASMA trained 

  • CSCS Competance card  


  • CPCS Slinger Signaller  

Even if you do not match all our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.

About Portakabin

As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.

Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries.

As an equal opportunities employer, Portakabin is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made.

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