Handy Person

Home Group

Location: Gateshead

Salary: £19,360

Closing Date: 29.06.2022

Handy Person

Leam Lane, Gateshead

Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Salary from £19,360 to £21,239 pa, plus Brilliant Benefits!

From £9.90 per hour

About our service

We have a fabulous job opportunity for you to join our team as our Handy Person. You’ll work in the Leam Lane area of Gateshead and be part of a small but brilliant team.

As our Handy Person, you’ll work on the rented side of the business and your main responsibilities will be seasonal works. This includes garden maintenance, cutting grass, trimming hedges and trees, cleaning of the communal gardens, litter picks and general garden maintenance.

Your main priority is garden maintenance however during the winter period, we’ll ask that you support with making walkways safe, minor repairs such as repairs to doors, locks and changing tap washers along with general household duties such as unblocking sinks. You’ll also be required to undertake all internal decoration of the premises and any emergency repairs that are deemed necessary.

Be yourself at Home 

Home Group is committed to tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but for our colleagues too! We’re super proud of our internal Diversity Networks and allies (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) which support colleagues from different backgrounds to be their true selves. We recognise and celebrate our differences, together we make Home Group a great place to work!

Do let us know if you’d like us to make any adjustments to support you in your application or day to day on the job!

About you 

As our Handy Person, you’re a great team player who has skills in garden maintenance. You’ll have basic carpentry, plumbing and decorating skills and will be able to complete a diverse range of tasks.

You’re an organised person and excellent communicator in order to work alongside team members and have regular interaction with our customers. 

When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.

Our Team

Kate will be your line manager; she has worked in lots of different roles within the business and knows Home Group inside and out, so is perfectly placed to support you as you join.

You’ll work alongside Paul who is also very Handy and has regular contact with the rest of the team of both Housing Managers from the rented side of the business and the Gateshead Move On service where you’ll be based.

Move On has its own handy person Keith, a senior manager Karen, Kate who directly manages the service and 3 Housing management coordinators, Karen, Gemma and Sonia and Chloe our apprentice.

Beware of Sonia’s singing, she loves serenading the team (badly) and be prepared for Choleizm’s….she has us in stitches with some of the things she comes out with!

More about this job

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Applying for this job 

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