Trainee Properties Workers

One year contract, with the possibility of a permanent role. 30 hours per week. Salary £19,500 pro rata. Actual salary £15,600

Do you want to be part of a great, supportive team providing good quality housing for people in housing need?

Canopy are recruiting Trainee Properties Workers to develop good quality housing alongside volunteers. You’ll learn to work with a range of people from different backgrounds, supporting them and training them in construction skills. You’ll also get to work with and train homeless people as they help renovate their future homes.

For this role, you need to have a non-judgemental attitude, be keen to learn new skills and be able to work as part of a team. You’ll need to be physically fit and able to do manual work, including lifting and carrying (We’ll train you to do this correctly!).

In return, we offer full on-the-job training, a supportive environment, flexible working and generous holiday entitlement. The job may become permanent, subject to funding and how well you do in the trainee role. 

The job is based in Leeds, mainly in Harehills, Burley, Beeston and Holbeck, but could expand to other areas.

The Job Description below explains more about what the job entails but if you would like to know more, please call us on 0113 294 6868 and ask to speak to a member of the volunteering team.

Applications should be sent via email to before 5pm on Monday 9 May 2022

New Board Members

We are looking for new trustees to join our Board at the June AGM. Our Chair and Treasurer will be standing down then, so we are particularly interested in people who might wish to fill either of these roles. We are recruiting now to allow people the opportunity to observe the Board and/or spend time with their predecessors before jumping in!

Our Board is currently eight-strong: The Chair will be retiring; the Treasurer stepping back to become an ordinary Board Member; and we can accommodate more ordinary Board Members if needs be. We need people who share Canopy’s vision and compassion and who recognise the challenges faced by smaller providers.

Canopy aims to become a Registered Provider (RP) of Social Housing during 2022. This will lead to increased regulation but will also provide opportunities to grow and expand our work beyond Leeds. In an ideal world, we would like at least two of the new Board Members to have a sound knowledge of social housing and be able to provide both support and leadership during a period of transition.

We are aiming to make our Board more representative of the people and communities with whom we work, so we particularly welcome applications from people whose background (ethnicity, race or lived experience) might resonate with our tenants and volunteers, who live predominantly in inner city Leeds.

You can find out more about our Board here, then if you’re interested, please get in touch with our Chief Executive, David Nugent.