We are currently recruiting for a Housing Maintenance Assistant

(Waterford and Clomel Area, Permanent Contract)


Purpose of post: 

To work within the South East Services team to support people in exiting homelessness and sustaining their housing, by carrying out required repair and maintenance work and other tenancy management tasks as required.

Some of the key duties of the role include:

  • Maintain South East Simon owned or leased units in good order by establishing a maintenance schedule and ensuring it is completed.
  • Carry out general repair works in the area of repair of fixtures, carpentry, painting and plumbing.
  • Carry out cleaning of communal areas and removal / disposal of items as required.
  • Maintenance of yards, front and back gardens.
  • Respond to emergencies and damage and arrange for prompt repair.
  • Assist new tenants in moving into apartments and demonstrate as required any cleaning, maintenance or property management tasks that they may need to be aware of.
  • Take a non-judgmental, positive approach to build relationships with service users which are based on respect and empowerment.
  • Identify cost saving opportunities and act upon or communicate them as appropriate.
  • Assist with obtaining multiple quotes for contracted work and ensure cost effectiveness of contracted work and of the purchase of parts and supplies.
  • Maintain records on maintenance work completed, health and safety checks etc.

The ideal candidate for the role will have: 

  • Competence in high quality household maintenance and repair.
  • Skills in domestic household management (budgeting, bill payment, cleaning, organising repairs).
  • Health & Safety knowledge.
  • Fire Safety knowledge.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Skills in handling challenging behaviour.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Belief in housing as a right.
  • Non-judgmental attitude.
  • Positive attitude toward tenants’ potential for housing success and stability.
  • Full clean driver’s license

Closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is 5.00pm on Tuesday, 29 November 2022.


For more information about the role, please download our recruitment pack below or please contact Justé Kingston, HR on 085 8051373 or email