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Job Title: Handyman
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East London, London
Salary: £24000 per annum + Performance related bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 00003280_1487160133
Contact Name: Brogan Doherty
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 15, 2017 12:02

Job Description

Our Client are currently seeking an experienced Caretaker to join the team in a development based in East London.

Your shift pattern will be Monday to Friday 0800hrs - 1700hrs.


The role is situated at a residential development consisting of several apartment buildings on a private estate on the Royal Docks E16, the closest DLR is Galleons Reach. This is a newly created role for an Estate Handyman/Caretaker. The Managing Agent, on behalf of the residents management company, are looking to employ the right candidate for a multi skilled role. The Handyman will carry out a range of maintenance and cleaning tasks that will include helping with the repairs and maintenance of the common areas, such as general maintenance, basic plumbing, electrics, decorating and carpentry. Will also help with grounds maintenance, such as the repair of walkways and exteriors, gritting and garden care. Some testing of H&S systems and any other assigned tasks.

Handyman Job Duties

- Changing lightbulbs putting up signs.
- Maintaining the grounds and car parks, including cleaning and jet washing.
- Minor external repairs such as repairing cracks in pavements and driveways.
- Performing redecorations and internal repairs.
- Performing painting and decorating of communal areas in all blocks, including walls and skirting.
- Complete repairs that may not require a specialised contractor e.g. painting decorating, fitting door stops.
- Complete simple projects to all areas in all blocks.
- Maintain the exterior throughout the seasons - including sweeping and jet washing and scrubbing pavents and roads and carparks.
- Clean out gutters and gullies.
- Remove fallen branches or other parts of the landscaping.
- Using machinery such as a ride on sweeper and power washer.
- Liaising with contractors and other workers and reporting any issues.
- Reporting any H&S hazards.
- Visiting flats and investigating's the source of leaks.
- Monitor stock levels of consumables such as light bulbs.
- Carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function of the job.
- Cleaning and clearing away items in the dock near Phase 2 buildings.
- Ability to undertake intermediate woodwork skills e.g. hanging doorset.
- Show iniative and suggest ideas to residents management company to improve the estate.

Handyman Skills and Qualifications

- Previous experience in maintaining residential buildings is essential minimum 3-5 years.
- Full UK driving licence.
- Excellent writen and spoken English.
- Clean and presentable appearance wearing the uniform provided.
- CSCS card or equivalent H&S Qualifications.
- Desire to work with customers and accommodate requests.
- NECIEI Qualified.
- Skills and experience with gardening, carpentry, painting, cleaning and minor repairs.
- NVQ levels Painting & Decorating, electrics and plumbing.
- Good computer skills, including MS Word and Excel.

- NVQ or equivalent trade qualification

Successful candidates must be able to provide excellent references and be willing to undergo full vetting checks.

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