During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been focussing on essential and emergency works only to ensure the safety of both our colleagues and customers. As we look to move forward, and as part of our recovery programme, we are looking to increase our staffing capacity on a fixed term basis to enable us to complete the backlog of non-emergency responsive repairs with effect from September 2020. We are therefore looking to recruit Multi-skilled Carpenters on a 7 month fixed term contract to support with this project.

Why work with us?

In November 2019, Radian Group and Yarlington Housing Group announced a new partnership which now sees us serve 79,000 customers across the south from Devon to Windsor.

Our new organisation has a portfolio of over 38,000 homes, supported by over 1,350 colleagues. Together, we’re committed to investing in local communities to make them stronger whilst helping to provide homes to those that really need them. We recognise the importance of continuing to develop our products and services to meet the changing needs of our customers and empower our colleagues to support customers in realising their aspirations.

We want to recruit people who share our passion in making a difference to the lives of our customers and our local communities. In return we will invest in you to help develop your career in a great environment that offers flexibility, collaboration and excellent rewards and benefits.

We live by a set of shared values that underpin our open and honest working culture but also demonstrates our commitment to our customers, our stakeholders and our colleagues.

So, if we’re what you’re looking for, start your next chapter with us…

About the role:

As part of our recovery plan, we are looking for experienced carpenters to support the repairs team to help clear a backlog of works. You will primarily be responsible for carrying out reactive & routine carpentry repairs, installation and maintenance of fixtures, fitments and fittings in residents’ homes and elsewhere and delivery of exceptional customer service. You will have exceptional carpentry skills, however, will ideally also have additional trade skills such as plumbing and masonry to support the team in an multi-disciplined role.

Your knowledge of the building trade will ideally be vast, and you will be used to completing tasks to a high standard.

You will be used to using your initiative to find quick and timely solutions and have excellent customer service skills whilst working to set timescales.

You will be confident and capable of:

fitting kitchens
windows and internal doors (including fire doors)
skirting, architrave and boxing
carrying out repairs in occupied properties
lock replacements

You will ensure that all work is completed to a high standard in accordance with health and safety legislation and safe working practices. You will be working to a schedule of works and will be expected to provide regular updates on progress to your Supervisor.

About You:

The successful candidate will hold a relevant maintenance qualification and previous experience of working in a maintenance/construction environment.

As a vital member of the team, you will be passionate and motivated to consistently deliver a high-quality service, demonstrate flexibility and be able to prioritise workloads to deliver an efficient service.

What we offer:

In addition, we offer an excellent benefits package which includes:

• Company pension scheme

• 26 days holiday plus bank holidays 9 pro rata)

• Full PPE and Uniform

• Company van and fuel card

• Tools

• Mobile phone and tablet

• Training and development opportunities

• Employee assistance programme

Resident Positive – We will guarantee at least two tenants an interview based on them meeting the essential criteria.

The Interview:

Interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams or similar video chat software.

Closing Date:

This is a rolling advert. We reserve the right to close the advert once all vacancies are successfully appointed.

Start Date:

The expected start date for a Company induction is 24 August 2020