Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a great opportunity for a Site Operative to join our team within Vistry East Anglia, at our Great Haddon site in Peterborough. As our Site Operative, you will carry out general labouring duties in order to assist the Site Management team with the maintenance of plots, compound and surrounding areas.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave 
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • First Aid appointed person
  • Full UK driving license
  • Experience as a Labourer or trades person
  • Able to demonstrate genuine interest in working in the construction industry
  • Resourceful and capable of using own initiative
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance record
  • Able to work effectively and safely under pressure
  • Able to represent the Company professionally at all times
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to multitask
  • Customer focused
  • Willing to travel to other sites on a regular basis
  • Able and willing to attend site out of hours to deal with emergency situations


  • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent
  • One or more of the following trades:
  • Carpentry
  • Bricklaying
  • Dry lining
  • Plastering
  • Painting & Decorating

More about the Site Operative role…

  • Clean and prepare the site as needed, removing and properly disposing of debris and waste materials, and digging trenches.
  • Maintain and follow all safety procedures on the job site and report violations immediately to Site Management.
  • Maintain a safe and clean job site by handling materials and storing them properly, picking up and removing all tools and equipment when not in use, and securing the job site on a daily basis.
  • Report incidents immediately to your Site Management in accordance with incident reporting procedures.
  • Assist in site safety by ensuring that the site is operating in accordance with health and safety requirements.  Report and breaches immediately, and action if appropriate.
  • Erect and maintain site safety signage.
  • Secure any hazards each evening prior to leaving site.
  • Provide basic first aid if required, providing the appropriate training has been received.
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of site materials, ensure materials are protected in accordance with the site material storage.  Where required work with the Materials Controller on site to ensure the safe storage of heavy materials.
  • Minimise loss or damage to material, reporting any damages or loss immediately to Site Management.
  • Check and receive material deliveries in accordance with material strategies and the site requirements.
  • Maintain site presentation including tidiness and organisation of storage areas, clearing general debris and ensure compliance with the housekeeping policy including the site compound, welfare and surrounding areas.
  • Assist with the snagging and cleaning of plots.
  • Ensure building areas, dwellings and boundary areas are secure and report any issues to the Site Manager.
  • Open and close the site each day.
  • Supervision of the main gate to ensure all visitors have valid operative entry and all deliveries are signed for and guided to the compound.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Ashurst, Southgate Park,Bakewell Road, Peterborough, PE2 6YS

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