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East London

26,000 per annum (negotiable dependant on qualifications and experience)

The hours of work are Monday to Friday

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced handyman to provide maintenance support on a busy residential site in East London. You will assist with Health and Safety issues as well as providing hands on support with onsite repairs. You will also be responsible for identifying problems and fault fixing.

Essential criteria for this role:

At least 2 years' experience as a handyman
Excellent spoken and written English
Exceptional customer service skills
Electrical, mechanical, plumbing or carpentry skills
Flexibility to work weekends if business needs require

Desirable criteria:

Experience in working on residential sites
A recognised trade qualification in electrical, mechanical, plumbing etc.
Experience of help desk programmes
Driving licences, IPAF, PASMA Accreditation


Ensure health & safety regulation and safe working practices are in place, carrying out general maintenance inspections of all apartments, internal common areas, plant rooms and building systems.
Comply with all relevant health and safety legislation and procedures when carrying out maintenance duties, including the completion of task specific risk assessments and method statements, reporting any potentially unsafe working methods, installations or equipment to management as appropriate.
Ensure safety and compliance when carrying out maintenance work or where co-working is required.
Undertake repair and reactive, planned and preventative maintenance work to all building areas across Elephant Central, including where and when necessary problem diagnostics.
Repair fixtures and fittings, including plastering, decorating, tiling, woodwork.
Walk areas of responsibility, identifying defects, 'trip-slip-fall' hazards, damage, vandalism, unlawfully parked cars and to be generally aware of safety and security, reporting all incidents.
Undertake the replacement of lamps to common or external areas, isolating lighting circuits if safe and trained to do so.
Ensure all tools are maintained, kept secure and are only used by authorised personnel.
Inspect and maintain as necessary all exterior and interior doors, lubricate door hinges once a month and check functionality of locks and door closing devices, ensuring serviceability at all time.
Clear shallow drains not deeper than 1 metre and rod as necessary to clear blockages, unblock road storm water and foul water drains ensuring water does not pool and drains do not overflow.
Responsible for clear and safe pedestrian access to all areas, particularly in adverse weather conditions i.e. clearing snow, gritting etc., working with external agencies tasked to assist.
Assist with fabric, landscaping warranties and maintenance agreements for common area outsourced service provision through regular audits and inspections, reporting findings to management.
Undertake building condition surveys and provide clearly written remedial reports on identified issues.
Capture and compile weekly and monthly meter readings
Ensure all necessary paperwork, either manually or electronically, is completed accurately and in a timely manner, to include work requests, stores requisitions and legislative or safety documentation.
Provide logistical support
Attend training courses to keep up to date with new developments and statutory regulations.
Deal with lift release, once trained, offering comfort and support to trapped personnel and ensuring a lift engineer is called and attends site within agreed contractual time frames.
React in accordance with emergency response plans for water leaks, power failure, bomb threats and other such incidents, including escalation to service providers and emergency services as required

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