Closing date: 13 December 2019 at 11.30pm. Interviews: 6 January 2020.
Are you an experienced handyperson with excellent decorating, gardening and general DIY skills looking for a role that lets you enjoy your evenings and weekends? You’ve found it! Join us as a DIY Support Advisor and help our service users learn how to maintain and improve their homes.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
About the role
You’ll provide practical assistance to people in their own home, ranging from painting/decorating and gardening, to teaching basic DIY skills. However, this is no normal DIY job. You’ll be taking on a demanding workload and some people we work with have complex issues including homelessness, mental and physical health issues and substance misuse. Your work will contribute to our service users’ support package and you’ll need a real interest in sharing your skills with this group. Prioritising work according to the needs of the service users involved will be important and you will be supported with this by the team and your manager.
You’ll be skilled in a variety of household DIY areas, e.g. decorating and gardening etc. and will be able to prioritise and organise your work. We’ll also be looking for experience of advising and supervising others undertaking practical tasks around the home. What’s more, you’ll need a full clean driving licence, the ability to complete and maintain records of all work carried out and the ability to use Microsoft office applications.
Please note that you will be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this role.
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. We campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.