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Date Added: Tue 05/12/2023


Portsmouth, PO1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £33800/annum £33,800 p/a

Our client is looking for a carpenter / plumber to undertake responsive and routine repairs and void repairs to their Housing and Corporate Assets. You will also, from time to time support other maintenance contracts as required when demand requires.

When working in these property types you will be expected to use your skills, knowledge, experience and training to carry out a high-quality standard of workmanship, health & safety, and compliance.


Accountable for the quality of workmanship, method used to affect the repair, safety of yourself and those around whilst the repair is undertaken, and safe disposal of waste ensuring you are environmentally conscious.
To have the right tools for the trade(s) you perform at all times.
To always protect the tenants' property before starting the work and leave the property clean and tidy having completed the work.
Remain polite & professional at all times if a tenant becomes difficult, and if needed request support from your supervisor or foreman.
Ensure your Van is clean and tidy with ease of access to tools, equipment, and van stock at all times.


Be comfortable in dealing with residents, and the client's representatives. Remain professional even when issues are contentious, especially when explaining that the right repair is not necessarily the repair they want.
Understand the need to complete outstanding pieces of work and deal with work, completely and in one go.
Be able to diagnose the right repair following the value steps
Be able to self-manage and be self-motivated, prioritizing and programming work in the most efficient manner.
Be able to use knowledge and judgment to make the right decisions and find effective solutions to problems.


Be able to demonstrate you are a competent tradesperson and have the tools to do the work.
Have the prerequisite technical, statutory, and legislative knowledge for the trades you perform for the company ensuring you keep abreast of updates and changes.
Have knowledge of the materials and methods used in the building and maintenance industry.


NVQ level 2-3 in carpentry/plumbing or equivalent.
Trade based experience may be considered.
A full, clean current driving licence is needed so you can drive one of our vans.


2 - 5 yrs. experience of working in Social Housing or Building Maintenance environment
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