We are currently seeking a Self-Employed Maintenance Person / Handyperson to work across thirteen sites, all located within Leicester and one in the Oadby area (maximum distance between sites approx. six miles).
As our Handyperson you will directly contribute to maintaining a homely and welcoming environment for our Service Users. You will be guaranteed, and we will expect, a minimum of two days’ work a week. As the organisation grows, this is likely to increase.
The successful candidate will carry out a range of tasks within our homes, for example:
Carpentry – putting up shelves, boxing in pipes, hanging doors.
Plumbing – Commensurate with qualifications / experience replacing washers, bleeding radiators, unblocking toilets.
Electrical – Commensurate with qualifications – normally replacing light bulbs and fuses and alerting staff where a qualified electrician is required.
General gardening work – trimming hedges, sweeping leaves, pruning and assembling outside furniture
Minor lock repairs
Moving furniture and household item between sites or to recycling centres
You will work in conjunction with our central Admin Team to organise your own working week in a proactive manner, aiming to complete tasks within their target response time.
You will need to have:
experience as a general handyperson / maintenance operative or, ideally, within a trade such carpentry, electrics, plumbing.
a friendly and approachable manner
an understanding of confidentiality / privacy.
A real commitment to delivering a quality service
An awareness of safe working practices
A full UK driving licence and use of a vehicle, ideally a van. (Travelling time between sites is paid at the normal hourly rate of £11.12 per hour.)
Public Liability Insurance with indemnity of £5 million (prior to commencement)
The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) before any appointment can be confirmed. They will also need to provide two references.
A detailed Job Description and Person Specification for the role can be found here:
To apply, please send in a CV which covers your full chronological employment history, plus a covering letter which explains your reasons for applying, and the skills and experience you would bring to the role. The closing date for the role is 4pm on Wednesday 26th September and interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday the 2nd October.