Join the new Supported Housing and Temporary Accommodation Team
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Brent Housing Management is proud to be a compassionate landlord committed to provided excellent homes to Brent residents.
This is an exciting time to join the service as we grow a Council owned portfolio of Supported Housing and Temporary Accommodation.
We are searching for a Handyperson to work alongside a team of Supported Housing and Temporary Accommodation Officers to ensure new homes are well maintained.
You will be required to carry out Health and Safety inspections within the buildings, establish and monitor processes for carrying out basic repairs and liaising with Council contractors for more complex jobs to a high standard.
We want this service to be a personable service and you will need to work with vulnerable residents to make their house feel like a home.
Working closely with the development team will be essential to succeeding in the role as you will need to advocate on behalf of residents needs at all stages of the new build process and ensure homes are handed over so as a team you are ready to mobilise new blocks from day one.
You must be someone who believes in the importance of providing good quality affordable housing and be prepared to hold people to task so we deliver high performing services to residents.
You should be experienced in a recognised trade but able to carry out most basic repairs as well as having a good understanding of health and safety plus grounds maintenance.
You should be a personable individual, capable of building up a rapport with residents and take a proactive approach to resolving problems.
Closing Date: 29 September 2021 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.