Caretaker

Location : Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Job Ref : JA854
Consultant : James Alexander
Sector : FA
Salary : £19,500 - 19,501 per year

Description

JA854 – Caretaker

Location – Cambridge – Gardener

Salary – £19500

Hours Monday – Friday 0730 – 1630

Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Caretaker – Gardener to join our client’s estates management business in Cambridge. The successful candidate must have a full UK driving licence and the right to work in the UK. The overall purpose of this job is to effectively carry out duties under the instruction of the Facilities Management team on the communal areas of various residential estates, which will allow the sites to remain in a good state of repair throughout.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Grass cutting and edging
  • Regular weeding of beds (which will include weed killing)
  • Seasonal pruning and dead heading (under instruction if necessary)
  • Litter pick site and keep bin stores clean and tidy
  • Check and clean communal lights
  • Replace communal light bulbs
  • Carry out routine emergency light and alarm tests (after training)
  • Vacuuming and cleaning of communal areas including polishing/dusting of woodwork and balustrades
  • Clean windows and glass where necessary
  • Clean door furniture and kick plates
  • Check and remove cobwebs on a regular basis
  • Pressure wash paths and decking when required
  • Report to Facilities Supervisor and Estate Manager faults and additional works required to maintain a good state of repair.

Qualifications / Experience required

  • Experience in cleaning, gardening, and minor maintenance
  • Good standard of education
  • Full ‘clean’ driving licence
  • Be competent in the use of a smart phone.

Skills / Competencies required

  • Caretaker should:
  • Be legally able to work in the UK.
  • Be of a practical nature with a background in either gardening or maintenance field, such as plumbing, fencing, small works, building or other suitable trade.
  • Be fit and able to carry out the duties required.
  • Be able to work between Monday and Friday, but to be flexible to work additional hours if necessary.
  • Have a full “clean” driving license.
  • Have good social skills as they will be dealing with residents daily. They need to be polite and friendly but be aware that any problems should be directed to the Estate Manager.
  • Be punctual and be able to follow a routine, as work rotas are in place to enable them to carry out their duties in a timely fashion.
  • Be able to complete standard forms to record events on a regular basis (such as lighting/alarm tests and health & safety documentation).
  • Have a positive “can do” attitude to solving problems.

Benefits include

Pension, long service awards and annual holiday increases at 3,5- & 10-years’ service

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