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Handy Person

  1. Full Time
  2. Thatcham
  3. Distribution and Warehouse
  4. Permanent
VAC- 35928

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Our Site Services team are now looking for a General Handy Person to support the Maintenance function in our state-of-the-art hub in Thatcham. 

As we celebrate this momentous anniversary year, now more than ever, it’s an exciting time to join the Harrods Team. Whether you’re a recent school, college or university leaver, or you’re looking to restart your career in an exciting new field, at Harrods we firmly believe in offering exciting career opportunities.

This position works varied shifts between 7:00am and 11:00pm across any 5 of 7 days a week with regular weekend work. 

We will also consider Part-Time Hours for this position.

About the Role

This is a physical role which covers a large expanse of our Distribution Centre. Manual handling experience is preferred. Forklift License is also preferred, however not essential as training can be provided. This role is an all-weather role, working in varying temperatures and weather conditions.

In this role you will be responsible for:

•    Working as instructed in either the main or satellite site, assisting with the maintenance of the site and equipment on site.
•    Dealing with internal/external colleagues in a professional and courteous manner.
•    Working with a high level of care and accuracy.
•    Taking charge of preventive maintenance tasks such as checking door closers, hinges, handles, and maintaining cages and totes used for transporting goods.
•    Prioritising health and safety, promptly reporting any concerns to your Line Manager.

In return you’ll receive an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, flexible working, 22 days’ holiday, and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount (including across our food hall and restaurants) and a season ticket loan.  

About You 

As a Harrods Handy Person, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of our facilities. You will be hard working, reliable, quick thinking and have the ability to take initiative. 

You will have experience in:

•    Painting - From painting offices, toilet facilities and partition walls, to painting walkways and floors (both inside and outside the warehouse).
•    Carpentry - Utilising your carpentry skills to build shelves, create bespoke shadow boards, and perform basic repairs on pallets and storage units.
•    Plastering - Ability to fill larges holes in plasterboards, or replace plaster boarding that has been damaged
•    Mounting Items – Ranging from TVs/Monitors, to Health and Safety signs, whiteboards, and blinds
•    Working with minimal supervision – this role requires initiative and proactiveness whilst working through a provided task list.

About Us

Our 175th anniversary will see the Knightsbridge store become a stage for our legacy of firsts, our house of world-leading brands and our reputation for exceptional. We want you to come and be a part of all this - and help us deliver exceptional service that represents our authority as a long-standing icon, industry-leader and innovator. Inspired by our past, celebrating our present and focusing on our future, you’ll be joining a team with the belief that anything is possible. What makes you different makes us exceptional.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business. 

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods 

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