Summary:

We’re looking for a passionate and experienced Carpenter who pride themselves on the quality of their work to join a forward thinking and growing social housing group, whose aim is to ensure our tenants live in safe, comfortable and well-maintained homes.

About Us:

Cynon Taf Community Housing Group is in the heart of Rhondda Cynon Taf in glorious South Wales. We’re proud of our communities and our deep-rooted history in providing homes and support to the people who live in them. Our corporate plan sets out more detail about our activities which support the delivery of our vision, values, and key objectives.
We currently provide 2000 homes for rent, including 4 housing schemes for older people, two women’s refuges, and several supported housing projects delivered in partnership with other agencies. Our hugely respected Cwm Taf Care and Repair subsidiary provides services for older or disabled people living in privately-owned homes across Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil.
A recent addition to the Group is Down to Zero, a subsidiary focusing on mitigating climate impact, tracking the Group’s carbon footprint and offering training, volunteering and direct benefits back to our Contract Holders and wider community.
Above all, we are a people-based organisation, passionate about providing great services and support, being a good employer, and a respected partner in our region and across Wales.

Job Role:

In this key role you will be part of the Repairs Team who provide quality and efficient services to our homes around Rhondda Cynon Taf. You will carry out repairs and maintenance work to our properties and communal sites, within acceptable quality standards to enable the completion of repairs at the first visit (first time fix).

You must have served an apprenticeship or obtained an equivalent NVQ level 3 in the required discipline, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience of completing tasks on domestic occupied properties.

Most importantly, you will be someone who is highly motivated, has an eye for detail and has a genuine passion and demonstrable experience of delivering quality services.  Being respectful and inclusive to colleagues and customers will be important to you.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Ensures that the carpentry and multi-skilled repairs and maintenance task are completed in accordance with agreed timescales and right first time.
  • Delivers repair and maintenance tasks in compliance with current legislation guidelines, the company’s procedures, policies, and standards.
  • Delivers repairs and maintenance services in line with customer service standards and good working practice
  • Participates in the repairs and maintenance out-of-hours emergency service when required, complying with the agreed call-out operational procedures.
  • Excellent record keeping on completed work activities in compliance with operational procedures and legislation requirements.
  • Drives the company provided vehicles, complying with vehicle management procedures.
  • Maintains the optimum level of material van stocks to maximise the opportunity to complete the repair task on the first visit to the property.
  • Supports the protection and safety of our customers by ensuring safeguarding procedures are followed and concerns are appropriately reported to Housing Management.

We value diversity in all its facets, including sex, disability, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity. When it comes to finding a diverse balance for our senior positions, we have decided to specifically address race equality. Candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds who fulfil the essential role criteria will be guaranteed an interview. We are also committed to the Disability Confident Scheme. If you have a disability, you will be guaranteed an interview if you meet the essential role criteria.

Download the Job Description here

Apply:

Send CV & supporting statement detailing your suitability for the post (no longer than three pages) to recruit@cynon-taf.org.uk by 26 July 2024.

Additional Information:

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £32,335 per annum

Location: Abercynon (Hybrid)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing date: 26 July 2024

Interviews

To Apply:

To apply please click on the Apply for Job button below.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Jason Miles the Void & Repairs Manager on 07500-884541 or jmiles@cynon-taf.org.uk.

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