Derby, Derbyshire, England
£16,000 - £16,800 Pro Rata + Benefits
25 May 2018
22 Jun 2018
Resourcing Team
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

At Metropolitan - we have been very busy and successful in securing the opportunity to provide services to YOUR local community and we are on the hunt for some fresh talent to join our team and be instrumental in our success.

The role:

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to join our Handy Person team working 15 hours a week. 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 successful candidate 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.

The ideal candidate will be organised, able to provide accurate records of
jobs completed, mileage records and time sheets. Experience of delivering repairs and handyperson tasks is required, an established trade background and experience of working with vulnerable people would be desirable. We are looking for candidates with excellent communication and customer service skills. A good standard of IT skills is required for the assistive technology installations and going forward for tablet technology for receiving and completing jobs.

About you:

Please be aware that holding 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.
-Empathy with client group
-Occasional extra hours may be required to be worked, as notified.
-Willing to undertake trade and personal development training as requested
-Have an established trade background.

As this role will be working with vulnerable adults and/or children you are required to provide a complete and chronological employment history. Please ensure that your CV or a supporting document provides this detail

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, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days!

Metropolitan is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: Metropolitan is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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. Metropolitan will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

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