Position title
Maintenance Officer/Handy Person

We are looking for a maintenance officer who is positive and enthusiastic with a real interest in delivering a high level of customer service. Who adheres to our Values and can be an ambassador for the charity in all they do.

This position is to undertake a multi-task role as a Maintenance Officer as part of the current team consisting of a Maintenance Supervisor, and another maintenance officer We require someone with experience and knowledge of carrying out small repairs, decorating and gardening.

Your primary function will be to undertake either decorating or repair tasks within the organisation but will include other various maintenance / DIY tasks within each home as required by our tenants and/or the Charity such as electrical, plumbing, central heating settings, etc. therefore you also need a general knowledge of domestic property maintenance issues.

Your role may also necessitate supporting our Gardening team covering aspects of gardening within each home such as. lawn mowing, hedge cutting. You may be asked from time to time to work in other areas we cover.

It will be expected of this role to assist in maintaining a high environmental standard within our tenant homes, therefore you will be self-motivated and have a keen eye for quality workmanship and someone who has all rounds skills.


You should demonstrate a common-sense approach to problems and basic repairs with the ability to deliver innovative solutions. Also to know when a job is better undertaken by an outside contractor and to discuss this with your supervisor.

This position is best suited to someone who has a trade as well as various all rounds skills, such as: decorating, electrical, plumbing, assembly of furniture and general knowledge of domestic property maintenance issues, remembering you will also be expected to maintain tenants gardens.

You must be able to work on your own initiative, organise appointments, complete paperwork and be able to drive to and from jobs.

You will report to a Head of Maintenance and a Maintenance Supervisor who will in-part, set your schedules.  However, the successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to their own daily work schedule and identifying any other planned maintenance jobs that are required.

The candidate will need to take part in an out of hours on call rota, for which they will be paid a supplement and hours from door to door to cover emergency situations and fulfil our 24/7 service.


Further to the above, the appointed person will be required to have a good standard of written, verbal, and numeric skills, as well as above basic I.T. skills as our maintenance records are kept and audited on an online system accessible via a provided tablet.

Any Trade qualifications would be advantageous, though a willingness to maintain our tenants homes is what we look for

We will require the successful candidate to undergo an enhanced criminal records check by the Criminal Records Bureau.

Considering our work with vulnerable people it will be advantageous to have had a vaccine or be willing to be tested every week.

Job Benefits

20 days + statutory holiday

Commitment to training and professional development

Contributory pension

Branded clothing/Uniform/Safety wear provided

A Van and all tools will be provided.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
Job Location
The Barn, North Court, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2AR, UK
Working Hours
8.30 - 17.00pm + on call out of hours rota
Base Salary
£20,800-£24,000 Per year
Date posted
September 15, 2021
Valid through
April 30, 2022
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Position: Maintenance Officer/Handy Person