Age Action: Maintenance Handyperson x 2

Age Action

Maintenance Handyperson (x 2 Positions)

Location: Two positions available.

  • The Galway position will be associated with the Galway office, but predominantly will be covering Care and Repair in HSE CHO 3 (which covers Limerick).
  • The Letterkenny position will be based entirely from home with an expectation that they travel to an office base no more than once a month. They will be responsible for Care and Repair in HSE CHO area 1.

Post: Maintenance Handyperson, Care & Repair
Department: Care & Repair
Reports to: Regional Programmes Manager
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Age Action

Age Action is Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation for older people. It works to ensure that older people’s voices are heard at the highest level of Government and that the lived experience of older people informs policy responses to their needs. Age Action also provides services that address the specific needs of older people in our community.

Our work is driven by an organisation that is professional in its operations and lives out its values of dignity, participation, diversity, social justice, and professionalism.

Care & Repair

Age Action’s Care and Repair does small DIY jobs for older people to help them maintain their homes and their independence. Operating in Cork, Dublin and Galway, Care and Repair does jobs that might be more difficult to complete as we get older people but not big enough to call in a tradesperson.

Age Action’s Care and Repair prioritises carrying out jobs in the homes of older people who are being discharged or have recently been discharged from hospital. If someone is coming out of hospital, no matter where they live, we would support them to make sure their house is safe. Care and Repair can remove trip hazards, install handrails, replace toilet seats or move a bed downstairs to make sure the home is ready for their return.

For any job that is too big or specialised for our team we can provide details of local tradespeople.

Competencies: Experience in maintenance, building or DIY, gardening, customer service. Full clean drivers licence is essential.

The main duties and responsibilities are to assist in the following areas:

  • Assess and carry out minor repairs, DIY, furniture moving and gardening work
  • Maintain the relevant equipment and materials, managing a weekly checklist and inventory
  • Complete relevant administrative work, including but not limited to accessing a database to record jobs completed, and completing relevant paperwork in line with Age Action’s policies and procedures
  • Drive Age Action vans to and from required locations
  • Work with as part of the wider Programmes team, supporting colleagues as needed
  • Be helpful, friendly and respectful when dealing with clients
  • Communicate with Age Action staff, clients and other stakeholders by phone and email
  • Comply with all Age Action’s policies and procedures
  • Attend meetings and training courses when necessary
  • Carry out all reasonable requests of the Development Officer and Regional Programmes Manager

Skills, Abilities and Attributes:

  • A strong interest in helping older people in our community
  • A commitment to high quality customer service and a friendly attitude towards Age Action’s clients, staff and volunteers
  • A full clean driver’s licence.
  • A good level of skill and ability in general household repairs & maintenance, furniture moving and basic garden tidy-up work is essential. Tradesperson level skills are not required, but are desirable
  • Attention to detail and ability to accurately record work done using hard copy paper forms and via email and other basic I.T. systems (training provided)
  • Garda Vetting is required for this role.

Salary: €28,840
Contract Type: Fixed Term 12 months

Applications by letter outlining your suitability for the post (maximum 300 words), confirming full clean driving licence. Please quote reference (MHGAL22 for the Galway position or MHLKY22 for the Letterkenny position) with CV and details of two referees in Word format by email to: by 12 noon on Thursday, 18th August 2022. Referees will not be contacted without prior notification. Interviews scheduled for 25th August via Zoom. Informal enquiries are welcome to John O’Mahony on 021 2067399.

Age Action is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we do not accept discrimination of any kind. We are keen to recruit colleagues with a range of experience, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or maternity status

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
4th Aug, 2022
Galway & Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Expiry Date
18th Aug, 2022