Painter and Decorator

Closing date: June 24th, 2024

Job Title:

Painter and Decorator

Responsible to:

Housing Services Manager

Responsible for:


Hours of Work:

37.5 hours per week


YMCA Together Leeds Street

Salary and benefits:

  • £28,000 to £32,000 (depending on experience) and possibility of 5% on call allowance
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays per annum
  • Paid Medicash support
  • Birthday day off
  • Charity day of your choice
  • Well-being Hours
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme 4%
  • Funded Training Opportunities

Shortlisting and Interview Dates

Shortlisting 1st July 2024

Interview/Assessment day 8th July 2024

YMCA Together is a registered charity and company Limited by Guarantee. We were founded in 1846 and so we build on a long history of providing a place for people experiencing challenging times in their lives.

YMCA Together is a truly value driven organisation.

Our vision is that everyone should feel safe, understood, empowered and positive for their future. We meet our vision by working within our values of Strength, Humility, Respect, Empathy and Kindness. These SHREK values run through all that we do from recruitment to how we work alongside people in our services to our partnership approach with other providers.

Our clear vision and values come together to help us in our mission to inspire and support people to change their lives by instilling hope, valuing the person and maximising potential.

Job Purpose

To provide all aspects of Painting and Decorating work including maintenance, repairs and new build work, across the full range of YMCA Together properties, including the larger and higher quality work in communal areas, ensuring that all such works are carried out in a manner that positively contributes to a high quality, responsive and cost effective service which meets tenant and staff expectations. 

Hours of work

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.  

Duties and Responsibilities

To carry out all types of painting and decorating activities both internally and externally, fencing, decorating, small maintenance tasks, demolition and alteration works and remedial works in order to complete projects to tenant or staff satisfaction as directed by your line manager or other nominated designate. 

  • To carry out the full range of painting and decorating duties to our domestic and non domestic properties. This will include wall paper stripping, all preparatory works prior to painting and the application of all specified internal and external finishes to a high standard 
  • Carry out pre and post inspections of occupied and void properties to determine the extent of internal and external painting and decoration required. 
  • Attend appointments promptly and provide tenants with information and updates on work that is being undertaken 
  • Ensure that steps are taken to keep dust and dirt to a minimum within tenanted properties and that properties are left in an acceptable condition on completion of work. 
  • To operate within a scheduled appointment system including liaison with tenants, other team members in order to effectively undertake works. 
  • Promptly record outcome of completed repairs via GoAudit providing detailed notes and ensuring that start and finish time are accurately recorded. 
  • Maintain tools and equipment to the required standard. 
  • To liaise as necessary with other trades to ensure implementation and completion of repairs and maintenance works 
  • To support  apprentices, work experience students and any other trainees as required 

Health and Safety

  • Liaise with Emergency Services; Fire, Police and Medical
  • Ensure at all times the safety of yourself and others on the premises in which you work
  • To be aware of, and follow, the relevant Health & Safety policies, Risk Assessments and Safe Working practices
  • To carry out daily safety checks to any vehicle under his/ her control ensuring the vehicle is safe to drive including checking oil, wipers & washers, tyre wear &  pressures, mirrors and to report any defects or issues to for attention.
  • To report incidents, in line with YMCA Together tenure agreements, including nuisance caused by service users’ behaviour or their visitors
  • Report any repairs, maintenance, health & safety hazards, tenant enquiries, safeguarding or vulnerability that are identified during day to day activities
  • Maintain accurate records in line with YMCA Together health & safety policies


  • Attend and participate in team meetings and reflection meetings
  • Sharing information and expertise with colleagues, covering absence and working together to deliver a high quality service
  • To have a flexible and positive attitude to all team members
  • To be committed to learning both as an individual and as part of a team


  • Prioritise work load
  • To work to agreed individual, team and organisational objectives and to work towards YMCA Together performance targets
  • Uphold YMCA Together Equal Opportunities Policy of anti-discriminatory practices across all services
  • Observe and ensure compliance with the Service Code of Conduct including professional boundaries and confidentiality at all times
  • Prepare for and attend supervision and appraisal sessions with your line manager, taking direction as appropriate and contributing to the development of both you and the service
  • A designated car user status has been attached to this post


The post holder will be required to have contact with a variety of people during the course of their work.

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post, and the post holder will be required to undertake other duties appropriate to the grade and character of the work as directed.

The job description will be reviewed at least once a year and it may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the post holder.

The duties may be varied to meet the changing demands of the organisation at the reasonable discretion of YMCA Together.

Person Specification – Painter and Decorator



  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent
  • Full driver’s licence


  • City and Guilds Certificate in Painting and Decorating and or equivalent level 3 attainment.



  • Ability to carry out assigned work to standard and speed reasonably expected from a qualified craftsperson in specified trade. 
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.  
  • Keeping accurate records relating to completed works 
  • Time served painter & decorator minimum 3 years 
  • A high degree of tact and diplomacy when interacting with tenants and visitors. 


  • Experience of working within a Social Housing/Local Authority environment/ public settings 



  • Knowledge of the skills, technology and safety procedures required to carry out the full range of tasks contained within the job description
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Able to use initiative to deal with unexpected problems
  • A strong knowledge of building repairs
  • Work individually or as part of a team effectively and supportively



  • Able to manage varied workload
  • Well organised and methodical approach to work
  • Good attention to detail
  • Desire to deliver a high quality service
  • Flexibility in response to the changing demands of the post
  • Computer literate, competent in working with Microsoft applications

Behaviour/ Attributes


  • Passionate about people, with the ability to communicate effectively with service users, staff and visitors.
  • Committed to own personal development
  • the ability to “think outside of the box” when providing solutions
  • Energetic, highly motivated with a good sense of humour
  • Ability to work within and have a commitment to YMCA ethos, philosophy and values
  • Able to work effectively on own or as part of a team

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