The Handy Squad Limited.
6d Farm Lane Trading Estate, 101 Farm Lane, London, SW6 1QJ.
Who are we?
The Handy Squad is a company based in Central London that aims at providing a reliable,
affordable and professional maintenance service to residential and commercial customers.
What do we do?
We take care of small maintenance jobs around the home and office. We focus on odd jobs
as well as carpentry, plumbing/heating, electrical and decorating work.
Why do we do it?
We believe that maintenance and repair tradesmen in this country (and in general)
are not held in high regard: they are seen as being unpunctual despite requiring the
customer to wait in all day; they are also seen as being extremely expensive
We believe that many specialist tradesmen often only wish to take care of “well
paying” problems in their specific trade and are less helpful in taking care of the
We believe that a large proportion of home/business owners in London lack the
time, skills or inclination to keep on top of the many odd jobs that crop up each
There is therefore high demand for a reliable, punctual service with a focus on small jobs.
How you can help
What do we want?
friendly, presentable people with good communication skills
ability and confidence to work alone
resident in a London post code (our office is in Fulham, SW6)
high scores in the relevant areas on page 4 of this form (however, you don’t need to
be able to do all the tasks to be a member of the Squad)
willingness to work 5 x 9-hour shifts per week (Mon-Sat)
willingness to work 1 x evening shift per week (12pm-9pm)
full UK driving licence (it must be a UK licence for insurance purposes)
ability and willingness to ride our 125cc scooters if you are applying for a scooter
What do we offer?
Top rates of pay and bonus
Long term positions
1. You must complete the rest of this form in full, even if you
also send us your CV
2. Do not send us pages 1-3 of this form!
3. Ensure that the subject line of your email contains
a. the job reference number from the advert
b. the position you are applying for (e.g. handyman,
plumber, PAT tester etc.)
4. Email the form to email@example.com
Job reference (if responding to advert):
Position (e.g. handyman, plumber,
electrician, PAT tester etc.):
Vehicle preference (scooter or van):
Are you happy to use your own vehicle?
Availability (e.g. now, 2 weeks notice
First name (s):
Mobile telephone number:
If non-EU passport holder, how long
are you entitled to work in the UK?
Driver status (please check all boxes full UK motorcycle license
that apply by double clicking on each
box and selecting the “checked” box UK CBT
under default value):
full UK car license
Please insert proficiency scores in the relevant boxes:
1 = No problem; 2 = Some experience; 3 = Some knowledge; 4 = Not yet; 5 = No chance!
General Handyman skills Install outside tap
Fix loo seat so it stays up! Plumb in sinks
Hang pictures, mirrors, curtain rails Drain washing machines
Hang plasma TVs on plasterboard walls Install insinkerator
Drill through different surfaces Central heating fault finding
Attach fixings to different surfaces Decorating skills
Adjust window/door catches/locks Interior painting
Free up windows, doors Exterior painting
Mend/change locks/bolts Understanding different paints and surfaces
Assemble flat-packed furniture Make good holes / cracks
Lay carpets Plastering
Carpentry skills Siliconing
Lay laminate flooring Wall tiling
Fit floorboards Floor tiling
Re-hang windows, doors Wall papering
Hang door (from scratch) Fix damp
Fix window and door frames Electric skills
Construct bookshelves PAT testing C&G 2377 (Y/N)
Fit skirting boards Testing & inspection C&G 2391 (Y/N)
Replace sash cords Understanding of Part P
Install cat flaps Change light fitting
Plumbing/Heating skills Replace transformer
Gas Safe Registration (Y/N) Install extractor fan
Fix flush on toilets Install electric smoke alarm
Fix dripping taps Change ordinary switch to dimmer
Fix leaking pipes Add spur socket
Bleed radiators Install electric towel rail
Replace radiators Change halogen bulb
Change taps Install electric doorbell
Plumb in washing machines Connect electric cooker
Freeze pipes to insert isolating valve Install 2-way switch
Free airlock in system Fault finding
Qualifications (if any!)
Please write down any qualifications you might have.
Employment history and relevant experience
Please list most recent first
Name and address Start End Wage Type of work done Reasons for leaving
Why do you want to work for the Handy Squad?
We all have weaknesses. What are yours?