Enhancing the lives of older people in South Lanarkshire since 1992

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Handy Person Co-ordinator – Strathaven


35hrs per week (Salary - £15,000 to £17,632 per annum)

14 Months Fixed Term Contract (Dependant on Funding)


The Hands on Project (HOP), which is part of the LEAP Organisation, is a Charity which provides free practical assistance to people over the age of 50 who are experiencing difficulties due to their physical or mental health conditions.


The Handyperson Service, with the assistance of trained volunteers, helps older people, by carrying out a range of small repair jobs and tasks around the home to help them remain safe in their own home. We also offer a Befriending Service which matches volunteers with clients in their own home to provide companionship and a chat, helping older people to feel less lonely and isolated.  The volunteers also assist individuals to become more active in their community by providing support to access local activities, therefore improving social connections, health and wellbeing.


We are looking to recruit a Handyperson Co-ordinator to assist with the delivery and co-ordination of an effective small jobs handyperson scheme.  The handy person co-ordinator will form part of a team delivering effective front line practical support to older people around their home. The post holder will:

  • have excellent practical skills in basic carpentry, plumbing and electrics and be able to offer practical advice and guidance to volunteers if required;

  • be required to act on your own initiative;

  • possess a caring attitude towards clients;

  • have excellent communication skills;

  • have good organisational skills;

  • be responsible for the promotion of the project through events, displays and presentations; and

  • have a full, clean driving licence


For further information on the Hands on Project please contact Stuart McGregor, Executive Director on 0141 641 5169 or e-mail stuart@leap-project.co.uk. Information is also available from our website:  http://www.leap-project.co.uk/home/4585767069


Application packs are available below. Closing date for applications will be 12:00 noon on Friday 5th April. Please return all completed applications by email to: jobs@leap-project.co.uk or alternatively send to Stuart McGregor, Executive Director, The LEAP Project, 197 Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow, G72 7PJ.


The above post is funded by Lanarkshire Leader, Cora Foundation, Robertson Trust, South Lanarkshire Integrated Care Fund and the Climate Challenge Fund.


Application pack


PLEASE READ - Covering letter

Handyperson Co-ordinator job description

Application form (Word version)

Application form (PDF Version)


Volunteer with us


We are always on the lookout for volunteers to join our team. If you want to find out more, check our Volunteering page, or contact us at:


LEAP Project

197 Hamilton Road



G72 7PJ


Tel: 0141 641 5169

Email: enquiries@leap-project.co.uk