Derby, Derbyshire, England
£16k - 16.8k per year + Benefits
25 May 2018
22 Jun 2018
Resourcing Team
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to join our Handy Person team. The Handy Person service is contracted by Derbyshire County Council to deliver a range of small repairs, install assistive technology and undertake home fire safety checks, installing smoke detectors where applicable. The service is predominately for people over the age of 60 living in Southern Derbyshire. The position available is to work in districts across southern Derbyshire (South Derbyshire, Amber Valley, Erewash, Derbyshire Dales)

We can be flexible in the hours we are offering so if you think you could make a difference to our customers and their ability to remain living independently we would like to hear from you and we will discus flexible hours.

You will mainly work alone, however there will be occasions when 2 operatives will be required to undertake work, i.e. moving furniture to facilitate hospital discharge. Operatives will be responsible for their time management, making initial contact with clients to arrange appointments and planning their journeys to ensure value for money is delivered.

Experience of delivering repairs and handyperson tasks is required to be considered for this role. An established trade background and experience of working with vulnerable people would be desirable, but not essential. To be successful as a Handy Person you must also be organised with excellent communication and customer service skills. As all jobs are recorded electronically a good standard of IT skills is required so should be included on your CV.

This is a rewarding job for someone looking to add value to vulnerable people`s lives. If you wish to be considered your CV must demonstrate: -

-You hold a full UK driving license is essential to this role as a vehicle will be provided for business use.
-Skills based experience and training, normally obtained over a period including practical experience of jobbing and repair works following a full craft apprenticeship.
-You put the customer at the centre of your work
-A Willingness to undertake trade and personal development training as requested

To be considered please apply directly with an up to date CV. As this role will be working with vulnerable adults you are required to provide a complete and chronological employment history. Please ensure that your CV or a supporting document provides this detail

For a full job profile please call the recruitment team on 020 35354553 or email careers@metropolitan.org.uk..

In return for your commitment to Metropolitan we will also provide full training and personal development that is tailored to your personal ambitions. Also Metropolitan offers an excellent and unique Benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual. We offer employees the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Health and Well-being Programme, Employee Assistance and discounts with multiple retailers and many more. We also offer an impressive Pension Scheme and 28 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days!

Metropolitan are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. All employment decisions at Metropolitan are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.

It should be noted that the successful applicant will need to be subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) before any appointment can be confirmed.