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Caretaker - Central Housing Team

Role: Caretaker
Team: Central Housing Team
Salary: £20,604 per annum
Hours: 38 hours per week - Full-time
Location: Tottenham Hale, London, N17 9FE
Job Reference: 1092

The organisation's Supported Housing Department provides a high quality intensive housing management service that supports our tenants to sustain their tenancies and increase their levels of independence.

We work with a number of registered housing providers, our principal landlord being Newlon Housing Trust, for whom we manage virtually all of their supported housing provision.

An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Caretaker to join our Head Office team that is committed to providing an excellent supported housing service.

You will need to be an enthusiastic, motivated and conscientious individual who is able to contribute to the delivery of efficient property maintenance services.

You will carry out a wide range of duties including;

, Carrying out basic maintenance and repairs to a range of our tenanted properties as directed on a daily basis from our central maintenance co-ordinators.

This will include communal areas and individual tenant flats and rooms.
, Managing and planning your day to ensure you optimise your time on repairs and minimise your travelling time.
, Carry out documented property inspections where required, involving tenant participation.
, Perform regular health and safety checks and tests, in particular to non-care staffed properties.

Examples being Fire panel testing and water testing.
, Taking utility meter reads and passing the information back to our central team.
, Use and maintain a service vehicle, ensuring it is roadworthy each day and keeping secure when left standing.

, Utilising a business charge/credit card to maintain van stock and refuel the vehicle, keeping detailed records of all card transactions.

, At designated properties, ensuring grounds and parking areas are maintained appropriately, including sweeping leaves and debris.
, Provide occasional “spot” cleaning to communal parts of properties as directed.

The post holder will be part of a team of three caretaker staff that report into our head office maintenance co-ordinator.

It is envisaged that the post holder will provide a caretaker service to a set patch of properties, delivering a service to our tenants who reside in properties designated for a cross-section of vulnerable adults including those with a learning disability, mental health problems or autism.

We also have properties designated for young people and the elderly.

Our tenants live independently, or reside in a property that has a support office on-site.

There is also the expectation that the post holder will on occasion, also provide cover at our large older peoples schemes in Hackney, particularly to cover leave or heavier than usual demand for their caretaker service.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience in a similar role and have the ability to carry out maintenance tasks safely and with practical ability.

A relevant qualification such as a City & Guilds in general property maintenance would be advantageous as the role involves basic plumbing, carpentry, joinery and re-tiling.

They will also have to possess a current clean driving licence, and have the ability to use their initiative to manage their daily workload.

There is also a requirement that the successful applicant has good communication skills, not only in meeting with our vulnerable tenants, but also in terms of being able to use IT to communicate back with our central office electronically and by phone on a daily basis.

Most important is a can-do attitude to carrying out monthly property inspections and also completing the basic maintenance and repairs requests that we carry out at our properties.

Because of the requirement to work alone with vulnerable adults, a full DBS check will need to be carried out before a final job offer can be made.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The organisation is a member of the Newlon Group.

If the post you apply for involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services for successful candidates.

This will be fully subsidised by us.