Job Description Handyman

Job Title

 Handyman  and Gardener

Line Manager/ Reports to

Insert as applicable e.g. Building Manager  

Team/ Department

Insert as applicable


Insert as applicable e.g. Poole site or such other location that may be required of the job role

Website details can be inserted here

Job Ref & about the organisation  

Social Media info etc 

Core Objectives

Carry out skilled DIY & general maintenance work involved in all aspects of onsite building    maintenance, both internal and external.


The role includes general building DIY and maintenance including basic carpentry, plumbing, replacement of tiling and flooring and painting and decorating.


The role also requires you to carry out general garden maintenance work involved in all aspects of maintaining a well cared for garden area. Tasks will include planning, planting out, growing plants from seed, purchasing plants, managing pests and keeping the area generally well maintained.


This will also include regular checks and assessments of both private and public areas, liaising with Line Manager and other team members, performing jobs as and when they are required.


Main Tasks/Duties and Responsibilities  



Day to day responsibilities

installation inspections, diagnosing faults, testing, replacement, repair and maintenance of building fixtures and fittings

– general plumbing including washers, taps, unblocking toilets, unblocking stacks, installing new sinks, urinals and toilets, pipework (copper or PVC)

– general carpentry such as hanging doors, new locks, architraves, window frames, boxing in, assembling furniture, easing and adjusting windows, replacing handles and similar hardware

– general tiling – floors and walls

– flooring work, such as carpet tiles

– general painting & decorating

– basic electrical maintenance

day to day care and maintenance of gardens and hedging

day to day care and maintenance of hedging

day to day care and maintenance of the garden buildings

– regularly inspecting garden structures and undertaking minor repairs or advising Line Manager of any need to replace/rebuild

– general garden carpentry such as assembling and maintaining furniture, replacing handles and similar hardware

identify hazards, defects and the need for adjustment or repair; to ensure compliance with agreed codes, law, working practices and health and safety

– liaising with Line Manager and other team members and performing jobs as and when they are required

– carry out planned tasks in accordance with contract requirements

– carry out tasks within specified time limits

– ensure compliance to  applicable codes, legislation and procedures including health and safety

– maintain accurate records/documentation associated with your work

– report to Line Manager

– immediately report problems/failures that may impact on the organisation and/or its clients/customers to Line Manager

– meet your targets and contribute to those of the team as a whole

– contribute towards the efficient running of the team

– adhere to all organisation policies and procedures


From time to time you may be expected to be part of special projects as are reasonably required of your job role.

You are responsible for your allocated workload and must meet all targets as agreed with your Line Manager. You must contribute towards the smooth running of the organisation generally.


Your usual hours will be from 8am to 4pm. However you will be expected to work as and when necessary to meet the needs of the team and your targets.

Insert following if applicable Your job will involve travel to sites within the agreed area. The agreed area is insert e.g. 20 mile radius, county etc

Secondary Tasks/Duties





The role is part of the whole organisation team and as such requires you to perform such reasonable tasks that are required, as and when necessary, to maintain, promote, develop and expand the business of our organisation and its interests generally.


You must carry out your duties to the best of your ability, having consideration for the needs of your colleagues, the organisation and its clients/customers. You must obey all lawful and reasonable orders given to you and comply with the Organisation’s rules, procedures and policies


Management / Supervisory Responsibilities


People or equipment



You are responsible for the equipment provided to you for use in your job role. This means you must ensure that equipment is used in accordance with any training provided, the organisation’s policies and procedures and the law and using, where applicable, any safety equipment or Personal Protective Equipment provided. You are responsible for ensuring that the equipment you use is maintained and can be used/operated at all times.


Essential Abilities/ Competencies of this job role

You need

– to have achieved the qualifications  insert as applicable e.g. Construction Maintenance Operations NVQ Level 2

– to hold the following additional certificates insert as applicable

– experience in this type of job role – insert as applicable e.g.   minimum 2 years

– requisite knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the environment

– to demonstrate knowledge of codes, standards, and regulations applicable to this role

– skills in general DIY and maintenance and general gardening including assessment, installation, repair and maintenance

– practical knowledge of plants plus experience and using general garden machinery

– to be friendly and approachable

– to understand and deliver good customer service

– good attention to detail

– demonstrable time management and project management skills

– a full driving licence

insert anything else required


You need to have and maintain (with regular training and updates as necessary) the knowledge, technical skills and qualifications that are necessary to perform your job role to comply with the requirements of the organisation and any applicable rules, regulations and with any law which applies to your job role.

Special Working Conditions

You may be expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s overtime policies

The nature of your role will require you to travel within the area that your team covers. However, from time to time you may be expected to travel outside that area as the job role requires.


Salary level C – 19,000
Benefits insert details of any benefits

Approved by Name

John Smith

Job Role

Site Manager

Date approved