Job details

Location - Portsmouth and the surrounding areas

Salary - £18,685 (pro rata = £7,665)

Job type/hours - 16 hours per week

Closing Date - Monday 17th June 2019

An opportunity has arisen for a New Start Handyperson within a charity based in Portsmouth.  The Roberts Centre enjoys a reputation for its work with families and children and has achieved national recognition for its high quality services in the areas of Homelessness, Parenting and Childcare.  

The Roberts Centre charity has a reputation for developing innovative effective services to support vulnerable people, families and children who are struggling to improve their difficult circumstances whether from homelessness, debt, tenancy issues or family breakdown in Hampshire.

The New start worker will assist people to make their homeless move on accommodation Into a home, whether that is putting up curtain track for privacy or painting their children’s bedrooms. The New start worker will where possible provide the brushes and Other basic equipment and either work with the parent or person to learn to do the upgrade or do it for them if they are unable.

Providing a comprehensive property maintenance service, you will carry out minor repairs and re-decoration, co-ordinate and oversee contractors, assist with inspections and ensure that electrical checks and gas safety checks are completed swiftly and accurately.

We are looking for somebody who has a building or maintenance qualification and will have practical experience in plumbing, carpentry, lock changing, gardening, painting and decorating.

You should be familiar using office computer programmes and be comfortable building relationships with customers from all walks of life. We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual who is committed to continuous improvement and upholding property standards across the organisation.

You will be an integral part of the Roberts Centre and Temporary Accommodation team and will share our values and have the passion to help us to improve the lives of Children and Families.

Successful applicants will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure. Disclosure expense will be met by the Roberts Centre.

Please note we do not accept CVs.  

How to apply

Application packs are available by telephoning Lin Kitchener, HR Manager on 02392 296919 or Emailing