Handyman - East London

Posted 05 October 2023
Salary£18.00 - £20.00 per hour
LocationTower Hamlets
Job type Temporary
Contact NameTess Amigoni

Job description

We are seeking a skilled, immediately available Handyman with expertise in painting, decorating, and mastic work to join a busy site team in East London. As a Handyman, your primary responsibilities will include enhancing the aesthetics of various surfaces, performing maintenance tasks, and ensuring a high-quality finish in high-end residential units. Your proficiency in painting, decorating, and mastic application will be essential to the success of this role.

  • Working hours 7:30am to 5:30pm (Monday to Friday)
  • Saturday : 7:30am to 1:30pm (paid for the whole day)

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Painting and Decorating:

    • Prepare surfaces by cleaning, sanding, patching, and priming as needed.
    • Apply paint, varnish, and other finishes using brushes, rollers, and spray equipment.
    • Execute decorative finishes, such as wallpaper installation, textures, stencils, or faux painting.
    • Ensure that all painting and decorating work meets quality standards and client expectations.
  2. Mastic Work:

    • Apply mastic sealant to various surfaces, including windows, doors, and joints, to prevent water infiltration and improve insulation.
    • Perform repairs and replacements of old or damaged mastic.
    • Ensure a clean and precise application of mastic for a watertight and professional finish.
  3. Surface Preparation:

    • Properly prepare surfaces by removing old sealant, cleaning, and ensuring they are dry and free of debris.
    • Fill gaps and joints with the appropriate mastic material.
  4. Material and Equipment Management:

    • Manage and maintain painting, decorating, and mastic equipment, tools, and materials.
    • Keep an inventory of supplies and request restocking as needed.
  5. Safety Compliance:

    • Follow all safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment.
    • Utilize safety equipment as required, including personal protective equipment (PPE).
  6. Quality Control:

    • Inspect completed work to ensure it meets quality standards and client satisfaction.
    • Make any necessary touch-ups or corrections to achieve a flawless finish.
  7. Customer Service:

    • Interact professionally with clients and address their questions or concerns.
    • Provide guidance and recommendations regarding paint colors, finishes, and decorating options.


  • Proven experience as a Handyman with a focus on painting, decorating, and mastic work.
  • Strong knowledge of painting techniques, materials, and finishes.
  • Proficiency in mastic application and repairs.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality work.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Physical fitness and stamina for physically demanding tasks.
  • Understanding of safety protocols and guidelines.

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