The Role

We’re looking for a Handyperson who will be responsible for overseeing Health and safety requirements across all SPEAR HMO’s/Set properties in the South West London Resettlement Service. You will be responsible for completing routine maintenance, undertaking repairs and tackling a range of other practical tasks across Merton, Sutton, Richmond, Kingston and Wandsworth.

The role will include:

  • Visiting & inspecting properties on a weekly basis.
  • H&S management including weekly H&S checks.
  • Helping prepare vacant units as and when they become vacant.
  • Conduct new resident check-ins.
  • Reactive maintenance of properties.
  • Schedule/organise the maintenance of properties.
  • Emergency out-of-hour callouts. (Overtime paid/TIL)
  • Meeting external contractors.
  • Contributing to regular team meetings.
  • Supervising voluntary workers.
  • Driving a van.

Typical maintenance duties will include:

  • Painting & decorating internally and externally
  • Mastic, calking, patch filling
  • Minor plumbing – repairing leaks – unblocking sinks & toilets etc
  • Clearing drains
  • General yard and garden work etc
  • Repairing and replacing fence panels
  • Fixing curtains, blinds, etc
  • Fitting shelves, hanging pictures
  • Making flat pack furniture
  • Repairing/changing locks
  • Installing window restrictors
  • Replacing electrical fittings
  • Installing household appliances such as washing machines
  • Replacing smoke/ heat/ carbon monoxide detectors
  • Replacing kitchen units and doors
  • Cleaning, clearing, and fixing gutters
  • Replacing slipped tiles
  • Dropping materials off to our workers.
  • Carpentry work
  • General waste clearances.

About You

You’ll have:

  • Full and clean driving license is essential
  • Experience in conducting health and safety assessments and recordingfindings
  • Experience of Handyperson/repairs work
  • Basic IT skills and experience using Microsoft Office


Your Benefits

– 34 days’ holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) increasing with length of service
– Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
– Enhanced occupational sick pay
– Enrolment into our pension scheme after three months’ service
– Yearly eye care vouchers

Your Perks

– 24-hour access to confidential counselling services (EAP)
– Free staff wellbeing sessions
– Flexible working
– Free moving house day
– Staff interest-free loan and season ticket loans
– Cycle to work scheme and free parking at some sites

Once you join us, you will be eligible for a whole host of benefits. Need a day off to move house? We can do that. Want to be out in nature every day and cycle to work? No problem. Need to know you’ll be financially secure whether you’re sick, having a child, or simply in the future? We’ve got that covered with sick pay, parental leave, and a great pension scheme.

We will also ensure your mental wellbeing can be your number one priority through access to a confidential counselling service, so you can go home every day, knowing your hard work is helping some of those most marginalised in society move from homelessness to independence.

SPEAR welcome and encourage applications from everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

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