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Gardener/Handyperson

Reading, Berkshire
Full-time
Salary: £20,000.00 to £22,000.00 /year


We are looking for a hardworking, compassionate and well organised Gardener/Handyperson to join our team

As our Gardener/Handyman, you will be directly contributing to maintaining a homely and welcoming environment within our residential and supported living services. The role is being advertised in Reading, however, you will be required to travel to other areas nationwide when required.

Overall Responsibilities

The Gardener/Handyperson will be expected to perform a wide variety of gardening maintenance duties including mowing lawns, cutting hedges, garden clearance and other Adhoc garden duties.

The handypersons duties will include various minor property repairs i.e. changing a toilet seat, replacing bulbs, touch up painting, minor fence/gate repairs and other minor general repairs.

It is a requirement that you will have consideration and compassion for our vulnerable service users within the supported living sector.

We are looking for someone with gardening and maintenance experience in the Social Housing sector and similar environment.

About Fairhome Group

Fairhome Group is a rapidly growing business who specialise in the care industry. We acquire and develop properties to create homes mainly for people with physical, mental or learning disabilities.

These range in size from small units, to larger schemes. We are a market leader in our sector and create ‘whole-life’ homes for those who need our services.

As an Investors In People (IIP) and a Sunday Times Top 100 one star company, there’s a real investment into the people side of the organisation. It’s a business that never stands still and if you are up for the challenge of working in a vibrant, changing, fast-paced organisation with great people, then we’d like to hear from you.

As part of Fairhome Group, Fairhome Asset Management Ltd provides a variety of services on behalf of its clients which includes property maintenance, housing benefit support to tenants and housing management.

Key responsibilities

  • Undertake any duties consistent with the overall purpose of the post as directed by the Maintenance Operations Manager.
  • Undertake gardening and handyman duties as assigned.
  • Minor General repairs in domestic properties.
  • Complete daily PPMs and reactive jobs.
  • Complete PPM Check sheets with photographic evidence of works.

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to use an IPAD.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Gardening/Handyman Skills.
  • Good Verbal Communication Skills.
  • An understanding of confidentiality.
  • A full UK driving licence-use of our company vehicle.

Benefits

  • Salary level circa £20,000.00
  • Travel Allowance
  • Annual Company Bonus – Performance-based
  • Company Van
  • Meal Allowance
  • PPE, Uniform & footwear
  • Annual Leave 25 days pa which increases by 1 day, after 1 years’ service up to 28 days max.

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