Planned Decorator

Location: Eastleigh

Closing date: 18/01/2021

Salary: £28,500 per annum (plus comprehensive benefits)

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 40

About us

We’re Abri, a housing association based in the south of England. One of the largest in fact. We've got 35,000 homes and 1,400 colleagues. And if all our 80,000 residents lived in the same place, we’d have a town roughly the size of Guildford.

We’re a passionate bunch. We think we can make a real difference. Homelessness, poverty, inequality, a lack of affordable housing. They’re all linked. They’re issues that affect so many, young and old alike. And we don’t think that’s right. We want to give people the chance to dream big and be who they want to be. Homes are at the heart of everybody’s lives. And we exist to help make good homes, and good lives a reality for everyone.

About you

We’ve all got different backgrounds, strengths and experiences. But we share the same values. It’s these shared values that bring us together as one team.

Our colleagues embrace these every day. Be the difference to our customers and colleagues, always curious and look for better solutions, achieve together by working in partnership with others, own it openly through working with others in an open and honest way, and finally embrace possibility and see changes and challenges as welcomed opportunities.

If you share our values and want to make a real difference in the world, you’re on to a winner and we’d love to hear from you! 

Planned Works

We're responsible for delivering improvement and cyclical works across the entire operational area of Abri. Utilising both in house teams and approved sub-contractors, we carry out the major improvement works to our customers’ homes ranging from kitchen renewals and bathroom replacements right through to roof replacement and insulation. Our cyclical works include ensuring the safety of properties by undertaking periodic inspections of items such as passenger lifts and electrical installations. In addition, our team of Contract Surveyors also specify and implement a variety of special project works throughout the year delivering solutions for more complex issues.  

Your new role

Are you pro-active, highly motivated, professional and friendly? We're excited for you to join us as our new Painter/Decorator. 

You'll responsible for carrying out planned decoration of properties in an efficient and effective manner ensuring that you're following good building maintenance practice.

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, so it’s very important your customer service skills are top notch and you communicate continuoulsy with customers with the work you do - we want to always go above and beyond and amaze our customers with the services we provide.

Your day to day will involve: 

  • Complete issued planned repair works to the given priority or confirmed appointments made with our customers.
  • Ensure all works are completed in the most cost-effective manner, identify and pre-order materials from the stores when necessary ensuring that the customer is advised of the order progress.
  • Make appointments for works orders where no pre-arranged appointments have been made.

Does this sound like the opportunity you’ve been looking for? Then we’d love to hear from you!

What you can expect from us

We want our colleagues at all levels to be bold, inspiring and not afraid to speak up and be their authentic selves.

Your wellbeing is really important to us, so you can expect a competitive reward package to ensure you and your family are supported at work and at home.

We’ll work with you to help you reach your goals through personal development plans and our in-house People Development team.

Depending on your role you may need to work a set shift pattern, or you may have greater flexibility to choose when and where you work. Either way, we strive to ensure all colleagues have a degree of flexibility to attend life’s important events. 

Be yourself

Abri is committed to promoting an inclusive culture. We want our colleagues to bring their individual differences, life experiences and knowledge into the workplace and we welcome their contribution to our amazing company. Everyone is different, everyone is unique.

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

To our agency friends

We already have a number of carefully selected agency partners who know our business well and who support our in-house recruitment team during exceptionally busy periods. We’re not looking to add to our preferred supplier list right now but if you’d like to be considered at a future date please don’t hesitate to register on our procurement portal.


The closing date for this job has now passed.