Handyperson Moffat

Handyperson – Moffat


Location: Moffat
Working hours: 16 per week
Remuneration: £7,934 - £8,550
Closing Date: 3rd July 2020 noon
Reference: 045

Hanover has been successfully housing and supporting people in Scotland for more than 40 years. Our core purpose is to help people feel safe and secure at home so they can live full and independent lives. We proudly provide and manage a wide range of housing throughout Scotland that enhances our residents’ quality of life.

About the Role

The Handyperson Moffat role will be responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and general repairs. The Handyperson will also involve entering customer residences and ensuring that the general upkeep of the development and surrounding areas are in excellent condition at all times. Our housing developments represent the care and pride of Hanover Scotland. As part of our friendly team.

Main Responsibilities

This important Handyperson Moffat role is on a permanent basis and is the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our customers. This is an opportunity for the right person to provide excellent customer care whilst working in a supportive friendly environment.

Gardening and Grounds Maintenance:
  • Garden maintenance of a large landscaped area within the development, ensuring the presentation of the garden area surrounding the development represents the high standards as defined by Hanover Scotland.
  • To perform extensive grass cutting, lawn care, soil care, plant nutrition, watering, plant care, weeding margins and paths, snow clearing, trimming plant growth, litter and leaf clearance from grounds, checking and evening up slabbed surfaces.
  • Removing and replacing small plants, watering and treating grass surfaces and plants.
  • Drain clearing, heavy duty slab cleaning, use of power / hose washing to wash external surfaces as and when required.
  • General repairs within all aspects of internal and external building areas. Including, though not limited to, external grounds, gardens, offices, corridors, lounge areas, and inside customer residences.
  • General maintenance and repairs tasks. Including, though not limited  to, door frames, locks, walls, handrails, stairs, floors, facilities, furniture, sinks, drainage, taps, shower heads, hoses, office equipment, basic carpentry and any other maintenance within or around the development as and when required.
  • Minor carpentry repairs including securing and / or replacing small fixtures to surfaces; securing loose fittings to building fabric, for example, door frames, skirting board to walled surfaces as well as hand rails, handrail mounting and curtain rails.
  • Minor repairs to Association furniture; stairs and floor-boarding; fixture of loose carpets to floor surfaces.
  • Assist with testing of water temperatures; water hygiene tests; cleaning of shower heads in guest rooms; unblocking of sinks, drains, culverts and lavatory pans / cisterns.
  • To perform fitting replacement of light bulbs; replacing furniture for residents’ meetings, refurbishments; completing records of outcomes for safety checks in accordance with Hanover Scotland procedures; repair damaged surfaces.
  • Repair damaged surfaces and complete small scale remedial repair and painting.

Other responsibilities include integration with the Hanover Scotland repairs function where you will be using equipment and chemicals according to defined processes as well as identifying and resolving hazards and safety issues.

About You

The Handyperson Job Moffat is both technically and customer orientated.

  • To join us, you need to have a genuine passion for helping people.
  • Ideally have experience of empathising with and caring for the elderly.
  • Able to follow maintenance schedules and procedures.
  • Wide range of skills to facilitate repairs in and around the development.
  • Reliable with a flexible approach to work with a can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a staff team and report risks.
  • Able to communicate effectively with basic written skills.
  • This role will be subject to disclosure checks; successful applicants must be able to demonstrate satisfactory reference checks.
You’ll need the following essential qualifications to be considered for this role:
  • An excellent knowledge of general maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, gardening, and ground work, safety and ground work either through on-the-job learning and / or education.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar or equivalent role
  • Annual Health Check is required to be undertaken.
  • This role will be subject to disclosure checks; successful applicants must be able to demonstrate satisfactory reference checks.

What We Are Offering

Hanover is accredited with The Silver Investors in People Award. Aside from offering a supportive and friendly environment where our people are valued and appreciated, we’ll see that your hard work and drive to succeed are rewarded:

  • Competitive Salary and Remuneration
  • Ongoing ‘on-the-job’ training
  • Ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Enhanced Annual Leave Entitlement
  • Generous Pension Options
  • Enhanced Maternity Benefits
  • External qualifications SVQs
  • Employee Protection Protocols
  • Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, and Employee Assistance Program

The Application Process

Apply today by submitting your online application form. Want to apply later? You can begin your application for Handyperson job Moffat, click ‘save and exit’ and return later to apply before the closing date.

  • You will be notified of successful form submission and a copy of your application form will be sent to you via email.
  • Your application will be carefully reviewed against the job specific and occupational requirements of the role
  • Applicants progressed to assessment stage will be invited to interview where we can learn more about each other.
  • Hanover endeavours to contact all applicants within 14 days of the closing date though due to the high volume of applications that we receive; we may not always able to notify of the status of your valued application within this time.

Hanover is an equal opportunity and disability confident employer.

Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association Ltd

Scottish Charity no: SC 014738

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