Civils Operative

Build Co. · London, London, City of
Department Build Co.
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by our job advert.

We’re Community Fibre and our mission is to bring better internet to everyone. You won’t find any old and slow copper technology here. Our network, which we own and have built, is 100% full fibre. We install it directly into our business customer’s premises and into our consumer’s homes. We provide market leading broadband speeds, at the best prices with a real focus on customer experience - we are consistently the No1 Internet Service Provider on Trustpilot as rated by customers. And as a result we are growing fast.

We are passionate and love working with local communities … the clue is in our name.  We want to bridge the digital divide in society and make Gigafast internet accessible to all. We also love it when local residents become team members of Community Fibre - over 20% of our talent is from communities that we serve.

We are not the new kid on the block, we were established in 2013 and have been disrupting the Broadband industry in London since then. Some recent key achievements include:

  • We raised £400m investment in 2020 from large institutions to secure our ambitious growth plans.
  • We have acquired over 650,000 wayleaves across Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Private Landlords in London to support that growth.
  • We have deployed our 100% full fibre network to over 500,000 premises to deliver the growth, which is rapidly moving towards 2.2 million by the end of 2024.

We’re proud of our achievements so far, but we are not complacent and definitely not stopping here. To help us get to our future, we’re looking for forward thinkers, people with big ideas, people passionate about technology and most importantly hard working team players to join us and be a part of our growing business.

Job purpose:

We are continuing to grow rapidly and to support the next stage of our growth we need Civils operatives to support the increase in demand in civils works within our CFIP Programme. We are looking for experienced, adaptable and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

What you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the Civils Delivery Manager your duties are to carry out blockage repairs, small overlays and pole bend on the Openreach network, whilst maintaining exceptionally high standards to quality and attention to Health and Safety. Works will be predominantly in the London area and surrounding Boroughs, working within the Highways.


  • Ensure vehicle, plant, tools and equipment are maintained, in good working order and calibrated.
  • To have the ability and knowledge to read and understand instructions from A55s and utility plans on an electronic device.
  • Ensure onsite Risk Assessments are carried out for each job, each day.
  • Undertaking detailed Dig reports including various onsite photos of each activity.
  • Site setup to be carried out in accordance with NRSWA, and the red book.
  • Ensure excavations are carried out in accordance with HSG47
  • Ensure all excavations, backfill and reinstatements are in accordance with the HAUC specification.
  • Carrying out blockage repair, duct laying, core drilling to Openreach network specification.
  • Carrying out Test / Rod / Rope duct and occasionally installing cable.
  • Ensuring lines of communication are well maintained with the Civils Manager and other colleagues within the business
  • Awareness to excavation near Trees (NJUG).
  • To liaise with residents and members of the public in a professional manner.
  • To have the ability to resolve problems or suggest alternative solutions whilst on site.

The experience we’re looking for you to bring:

  • 5 Years Civils experience in Telecoms (Desirable)
  • Strong Health and Safety awareness.
  • Experience in Highways excavation, backfill and permanent reinstatements.
  • Outstanding skills in communication
  • Self-motivated to complete the task in hand
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Strong understanding of the Openreach Network (Desirable)
  • A strong fit for our brand and organisational culture.
  • Passionate about establishing a long term career in our business.
  • Strong awareness in HSG47 and NJUG
  • CSCS Card Holder (Desirable)
  • SA002 certified (Desirable)
  • NRSWA Unit 1-9 (Desirable)
  • Full Driving license


Why join us:

  • You get to work with some of the best technology in the market
  • Be part of an exciting scale up business where you can bring your ideas, bring your knowledge, we value your contribution
  • We all love time off whether that’s going on an exotic holiday or a staycation, you’ll get 25 days holiday to enjoy, increasing by 1 day for each year of service up to 28 days
  • Birthday leave, our treat to you
  • Keen cyclist, join our cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible WFH policy
  • Enjoy the perks of Vitality health
  • You get to work with an amazing bunch of people

What happens next:

You’ve done your bit so sit back and relax, we will review your application and come back to you.

If we think you’re not quite right for the role you have applied for but may be a better fit for another, we’ll definitely let you know.

Want to know more about a career at CFL, check out our careers page:

We are an Armed Forces friendly organisation.

We are an equal opportunities employer that values diversity in our team, we welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Thank You

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Build Co.
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience