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Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Evesham, Worcestershire
£23,497 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

Job Details

We work together – We make things better – We do the right thing

Rooftop Housing Group is a modern, dynamic and flexible social business, aiming to deliver high quality, value for money services. We are proud of our people and what we achieve, making a positive impact on lives every day.

We need high performing people at all levels who can champion our culture, live our values and facilitate high performance in others, encouraging applications from all candidates with the right experience and qualifications. Supporting individuals to request reasonable adjustments that will help them to perform to the best of their abilities and make them feel more comfortable. We strive to maintain a skilled knowledgeable and motivated workforce who are empowered and engaged through working in a supportive working environment.

The benefits

We want to ensure you are rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • Flexible working
  • Holiday buying and selling scheme
  • A day’s paid leave for your birthday or annual celebration
  • 2 days paid leave to help with a house move once you have completed your probationary period
  • Life assurance
  • Health cash plan, which includes a range of treatments including dental treatment, physiotherapy, consultation and 24 hour free confidential helpline
  • Company contribution to mindfulness and fitness. For example discounted gym membership, fitness classes or mindfulness apps.
  • Online discount with a number of retail shops, supermarkets, cinema, insurance and holidays.
  • Funded training and sponsored qualifications.
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave per year.

About the role

We are seeking a skilled and reliable Handyperson to join our Facilities team at Rooftop Housing Group.

You will carry out health & safety checks, working in accordance with health & safety guidelines to the communal areas within our properties and liaise with external contractors to ensure that all cyclical and responsive repairs and maintenance is undertaken to the electrical and fire safety equipment when required.

You’ll undertake regular tests on the fire safety equipment such as emergency lighting, smoke detectors and fire alarms, and keep up to date, accurate and compliant records of testing, or report any fault identified. You’ll perform a range of repairs and maintenance tasks, supporting with the upkeep of our estates, while responding promptly and courteously to maintenance requests from our customers and colleagues. Carrying out minor maintenance tasks, you’ll also provide cover for holidays and sickness to support the wider Facilities team.

About you

We’re looking for someone who has had some experience of a similar role (e.g., a trade background), who has a good understanding of Health & Safety requirements, and good general knowledge across various maintenance areas. You’ll need to have good IT skills including use of a mobile device to allow you to record inspections and the ability to carry out minor maintenance tasks. We’d also like you to have excellent customer service skills, good communication skills and the ability to work on own initiative, organising and prioritising own workload. A full valid UK driving licence is also required due to the nature of the role.

Closing Date: 9am, 4 December 2023

Please refer to the recruitment pack upon completing your application.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Company info
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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