Property Maintenance Assistant

Salary: £18,642.40 (for 28 hours per week, ACTUAL SALARY)

Location: Houghton Regis

Weekly Hours: four days per week (9AM to 5PM), must work Tuesday and Thursday if possible 28 hours per week

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Here at Peabody, we have an opportunity for a Property Maintenance Assistant on a Permanent part time basis for our supported housing properties based across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Your main location will be our office in Houghton Regis.

Our supported housing is a mixture of shared and self-contained accommodation, which offer different levels of support.

These include residents who need support with:

  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning disabilities.

What we’re looking for:

  • Do you have proven experience of carrying out basic DIY/decorating and general handyperson tasks either in paid employment or in your own home?

  • Are you able to work alongside vulnerable people and create professional relationships, all while delivering excellent customer service?

  • Are you able to work on your own initiative and prioritise your own workload?

If so, this role is perfect for you!

A bit about the role:

As a Property Maintenance Assistant, you will be responsible for minor maintenance and weekly fire alarm testing for our supported housing properties to ensure that a safe environment is maintained for our vulnerable customers.

Some of the key results for the role include:

  • Carry out weekly fire alarm testing twice a week and monthly emergency light testing.

  • Undertake basic plumbing and maintenance work to a high standard and within agreed timeframes.

  • Repair, replace or build basic items of furniture as necessary.

This role will require an Enhanced DBS check, a UK driver’s licence, and access to a vehicle.

Working days are flexible, however there is a preference to work on a Tuesday and Thursday to coincide with current fire testing days.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 1 July.

Please note if appointed your job title will be Handyperson.

A bit about us:

It started over 160 years ago with one man’s desire to improve the lives of poverty-stricken Londoners. Today, we have 107,000 homes and 220,000 residents across London and the Home Counties and around 20,000 care and support customers. But the desire remains the same – to create homes and communities where people can flourish.

Here just a few of the benefits for working at Peabody:

  • Up to 30 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays

  • Flexible benefits scheme, including options for Healthcare, Dental care, Critical illness cover, vouchers, technology scheme and access to a discount portal.

  • 4 x Life Assurance

  • Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates 

  • Professional development by access to "paid for" apprenticeship programs and qualifications

  • Two additional paid volunteering days each year 

  • Family friendly policies

  • Up to 10% pension contribution matched 1:1

Are you ready to apply?

PLEASE NOTE: As an employer, Peabody does not provide sponsorship as a licenced UK employer.

To be considered for the position of Property Maintenance Assistant, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit both your CV and a bit about why we should consider you for the role. 

If you need to ask us anything else at all, feel free to drop an email to Julie-Ann.O' and one of our team will be in touch.

Peabody reserves the right to close this advert before the advertised closing date, depending on the number of applications received.

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Vacancy details:

  • Discipline:
    Customer Service, Construction & Property, Charity & Voluntary, Social Housing

  • Weekly Hours:
    four days per week (9AM to 5PM), must work Tuesday and Thursday if possible 28 hours per week

  • Contract type:
    Part Time

  • Closing Date:
    23/06/2024 23:59:00


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