Driver Labourer

Location: Eastleigh

Closing date: 23/01/2022

Salary: £24,540 per annum (plus comprehensive benefits)

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 40

A little bit about the Planned Works team

We're responsible for delivering improvement and cyclical works across the entire operational area of Abri Group. 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? Our team has an exciting opportunity for a Driver Labourer to join our team where you'll be working across the Abri geographical area including Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex, Surrey and Dorset. 

You'll be part of a team fitting numerous kitchens and bathrooms on a planned basis across our regions. 

Top notch customer service skills, enthusiasm and a ‘can-do’ attitude will all be essential as you’ll be an ambassador for the company as you go from property to property carrying out work to the highest of standards, all while being the friendly face of Abri to our customers.

You'll be responsible for carrying out material collections, deliveries, rubbish collections as well as working alongside our team of operatives assisting with rip outs, small repairs, tiling/grouting etc. for which training will be provided for the right candidate with the potential opportunity to progress. All repairs to properties will be carried out in an efficient and effective manner, in accordance with appropriate good building maintenance practice

It's essential that you comply with both Health & Safety policies and statutory legislation and ensure all works are completed in the most cost-effective and timely manner, ensuring that the customer is advised of progress.

In this role, you’ll be an ambassador for the organisation by using your ‘can do’ attitude  to provide a high-quality, ‘right first time’ service   to our customers all while being the friendly face of Abri.

If you want the opportunity to be part of a committed team who take as much pride in their work as you do and love putting a smile back on customers’ faces, get in touch with us today!

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.

What we offer

On top of your salary, you’ll also be entitled to our range of generous benefits on top as standard

  • 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays 
  • Employer pension contributions of up to 10%
  • Employee Assistance Programme for colleagues and their families
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Your van, PPE, and uniform will be provided
  • Free Life Assurance scheme where your next of kin can receive 5x your annual salary
  • Comprehensive training and development, including study support
  • Abri Rewards, our flexible voluntary benefits scheme
  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption leave 
  • Staff recognition scheme

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. 

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 1,500 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! 

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. 

We’ll review and interview suitable candidates as they apply. If we receive enough applications, we'll close the advert early so be sure to apply today so you don’t miss out!