Handyperson / Cabin Maintenance Operative


Handyperson / Cabin Maintenance Operative

  • Location:
    Surrey (RH1)
  • Salary:
    up to £33,500 + benefits
  • Employment Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date:
    31 July 2024
Reporting Group:
  • Allenbuild

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We are The Hire Place UK, part of the Places for People Group; we are looking for a Cabin Maintenance Operative (Handyperson/Multi Skilled Operative) to provide a high quality and efficient maintenance service, preparing site cabins for hire, maintenance, and repairs on hiring sites in Merstham, Surrey.

An excellent opportunity for anyone who would like to progress.

We are a busy and expanding tool, construction equipment and site accommodation hire company looking for a versatile Multi Skilled Operative/Handy Person, to join our cabin maintenance team, based in our hire depot in Merstham.

On site work , and occasionally working away for short periods are also a part of this role.

More about your role.

You will carrying out maintenance and repairs to handy individual site cabins and/or customers sites or premises.  You'll undertake pre-delivery and off-hire inspections on repairs and organise work schedules.  You will do this within agreed time frames ensuring that all the above are carried out within Health & Safety guidelines and the Group's Health & Safety Policy.

Your core activities will include:

  • Painting & decorating
  • Installation of fixtures and fittings
  • Cleaning and renovating
  • Flat roof repairs (basic preparation of metal and applying seals and coatings).
  • General fixing and repairs as appropriate
  • Collection of materials and equipment as required from suppliers.

Additional duties subject to skill and ability may include:

  • Basic plumbing
  • Basic electrics
  • Testing and Inspection of the above

The ideal candidate should: 

- Possess a broad range of practical skills. 
- Be able to communicate in a cheerful, friendly and helpful manner
- Work well as part of a team.
- Be capable of problem solving.
- Be physically fit.
- Have the ability to complete paperwork quickly, neatly and accurately.
- Have an attention to detail
- Be willing to learn and buy in to the company ethos.
- Be able to demonstrate common sense.
- Be generally pro-active and have a “Can Do” attitude.
- Be flexible

Support and assistance are provided, and those displaying the necessary ability and commitment will have opportunities to progress.

A full drivers licence is essential. You will also be expected for work away from home at times.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm, Saturdays occasional - overtime paid.

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

The benefits

Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.  

Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please email the recruitment team recruitment@placesforpeople.co.uk 

If you are a Places for People customer and you're looking for support with your application, please contact our skills and employment team on skillsemployment@placesforpeople.co.uk.

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

If you are using a mobile device such as an iPad then ensure your CV is stored in the cloud, we currently support Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.


If you are a recruitment agency please note we operate a PSL and do not take cold calls 


Armed Forces - We are proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant. Places for People will guarantee an interview for any candidate who has formerly served in the Armed Forces and who meets the essential criteria for the vacancy.

Disability Confident - We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident scheme certified as Level 2 Disability Confident Employer. This helps us to successfully employ and retain people with disabilities and health conditions. Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a vacancy will be guaranteed an interview. The Equality Act 2010 (Disability Discrimination Act 1995 for NI) defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has sa substantial and long-term negative effect on their ability to do daily activities.

Neurodivergent – Neurodiverse individuals have highly valuable skills, and we recognise that a traditional interview process sometimes works against them and doesn’t allow them to self-advocate. Neurodiverse applicants who meet the criteria for a vacancy will be guaranteed an interview.

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Surrey (RH1)
The Transport Depot , Station Road North , Merstham , Surrey, England , RH13ED
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