A Handyman should be available as requested by the employer to carry out a variety of household tasks, which could include carrying out of minor electrical work, polishing floors of rooms, maintaining the fabric of the building, maintaining boiler machinery and reporting defects to the House or Estate Manager
As a Handyman, it will be your responsibility to carry out repairs both inside and outside your employer’s residence. Repairs could be simple building maintenance to plumbing, painting and general assistance in the garden. A broad range of craftsmanship and practical skills will prove useful for general maintenance on buildings.
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Undertaking tasks of minor electrical work such as plug replacements and switches; changing lights quickly and efficiently, replacing bulbs throughout the estate.
Having the ability to hang pictures small and large as per the employer's request.
Having the skills needed to strip floors and to polish, leaving them in a new and improved state.
Necessary skills and qualifications to carry out suitable carpentry work on a variety of items.
Having an understanding of relevant boiler machinery and reporting of defects to the House Manager as appropriate.
Cleaning insides of windows, woodwork touch up, cleaning light fixings, small plumbing jobs, supervision of external contractors for larger maintenance works.
Deals with tradesmen/contractors. Manages security alarms. Carries out any other task the employer may reasonably ask.
A selection of Handyman job opportunities throughout the UK.
Skills Required for a Handyman
A Handyman should be resourceful with an ability to think on their feet and resolve problems; adhering to health and safety guidelines at all times.
You should be self-motivated, seeing problems and fixing them before your employer asks you to..
Flexibility is a must as the demands from the client may change day to day. Some households may have additional residences that you may be asked to attend.
The average salary for a Handyman is around £30K in the UK but will depend on location and skillset.
If you are considering a career as a Handyman or you are looking for your next move, take a look through our currently advertised roles.
Salaries will also depend on whether you have a live-in or live-out contract with the client.
Most Handymen will work on a 40 hour schedule but should be flexible depending on the client’s requirements, particularly if the client is not in residence at all times.
Holidays and days off could be weekends or in the week depending on the household.
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Some of our commonly asked questions regarding the handyman position. If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on on 020 3033 0000 or Mail@MasseysAgency.co.uk.
Do your candidates come with a DBS?
We don’t automatically undertake a DBS for every candidate that registers with us as sometimes candidates may find their own jobs and only stay on our books for a short while. However if a client employs someone who we introduce and who does not have a current DBS but is required to have one for the position, then we are happy to do this for you.
What locations do you cover?
We are able to supply staff across the whole of the UK, including Scotland and Ireland. We also cover International positions.
Do you have any upfront costs?
No, we provide a free service for candidates who are looking for work and we only invoice clients if they employ a candidate who we have introduced to them.
Do you provide temporary staff?
Unfortunately we do not provide staff for short term assignments, however we do accept some contracts for a minimum of three months upwards.
Can I register with you?
We absolutely love hearing from candidates with good, relevant experience in private households. Unfortunately without previous experience it is unlikely we will be able to help you but we are always happy to advise. Chauffeurs must have previous experience of working as a private chauffeur and not purely in chauffeur services or taxi driving.
How long will it take to fill my vacancy?
A vacancy could be filled within a matter of days or it could take longer. The timescale depends on which candidates are registered at the time of you giving us your vacancy, and whether they match your requirements. We will never just send a CV for the sake of it or to ‘make up the numbers’.
Will I be able to trial the candidates?
We are happy to organise short trials wherever possible, however you need to bear in mind that it might not always be possible if a candidate is in a full time job. In order to address the fact that very occasionally things may not always go to plan, we offer a rebate/replacement period for your peace of mind.
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