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Maintenance Handyperson

18 Hours Weekly – £8.60 to £8.86 per hour

We’re looking for an all-round maintenance person to take responsibility for general maintenance and repairs of our buildings and premises, particularly our accommodation provision.

Our successful candidate will have a good general knowledge of maintenance topics and be able to undertake painting, decorating, basic carpentry, minor electrical and plumbing repairs and general maintenance work.

Hours of work are 10am to 2.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Selection Arrangements

We’re looking to appoint asap; there is currently no closing date.


Job Purpose

To take responsibility for general maintenance and repairs of YMCA Doncaster’s buildings and premises, particularly focused on the YMCA’s accommodation provision.

Main Responsibilities

To undertake maintenance and repair work as required to ensure that the buildings and site are functional and safe.

To assist in preparing accommodation rooms for re-let.  This may include cleaning and clearing rooms, mending furniture, re-painting rooms and discarding unusable equipment.

To re-decorate Community Centre rooms as required, and to make improvements as required.

To carry out preventative work and testing as required. 

To be responsible for equipment and tools associated with the role.

To work according to a set prioritisation system.

To ensure that all repairs and maintenance visits to occupied accommodation rooms are carried out according to the set procedures for notification of repairs and contact with vulnerable young people.

To ensure that all repairs and action taken are recorded in the repairs log. 

To ensure that the car park and garden are tidied regularly.

To ensure that rooms are prepared for meetings.

To take an active approach to the role and to be able to work on own initiative within the set procedures.

To maintain highest levels of professionalism and confidentiality, with particular regard to work with vulnerable young people.

To operate within the guidelines established for all YMCA Doncaster staff.

Other appropriate duties as required from time to time by the Line Manager.


Person Specification

A general all-round knowledge of maintenance topics.

Ability to undertake painting, decorating, basic carpentry, minor electrical and plumbing repairs and general maintenance work.

Able to move furniture and equipment using appropriate handling techniques.

Ability to organise workload and respond to immediate needs.

Ability to take verbal instruction and direction.

Ability to follow written instructions and to keep written records of all repairs in the set format.

Working knowledge of Health and Safety issues.

A broad understanding of the YMCA’s client group, and in particular the maintenance and repair issues relating to accommodation for young people.

An ability to react appropriately in challenging situations.

Willingness to undertake training relevant to the role and to the YMCA.

Ability to work alone and to be self-motivated.


To apply for this role

Please download the Job Application Pack below. This provides all the information that you’ll need about the role, and you’ll need parts of this in order to be able to complete the application form.

MAINTENANCE HANDYPERSON – JOB APPLICATION PACK

You will also need one of our application forms (Word version to complete electronically, or the PDF to complete by hand).

Please return your application form to the person stated on the Job Application Pack.

Job Application Form PDF (use this version if you want to print your form and complete it by hand)

Job Application Form Word (use this version if you want to complete the form electronically)


Direct Applications Only – Strictly no Agencies or other Third Parties.

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