Caretaker - Retirement Living

England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
£19000 - £20500 per annum
02 Jan 2018
16 Jan 2018
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This is for a major housing association who operate between Oxford and Cambridge, based in Bedford. They are a leading provider and developer of affordable homes - for rent, sheltered, residential care and shared ownership. They own around 18,000 homes, employ over 350 people, and have an annual turnover in excess of £100m.

They are passionate about providing excellent customer service; if you are too then this could be the opportunity for you. They are looking for an experienced Caretaker to work as part of their busy Retirement Living Team in Cambridge.

Key responsibilities

- Undertake basic cleaning tasks effectively in all communal areas and guest rooms, including safe use of cleaning products, awareness of COSHH, keeping accurate stock records and ordering materials
- Be aware of the individual needs of tenants, and the ability to deal with a range of people in a polite and courteous manner
- Liaise with partners and stakeholders, responding to everyday calls for help from tenants, coordinating the appropriate services to help
- Carry out all necessary Health and Safety checks (including fire and legionella), ensuring that results are appropriately and accurately recorded
- Carry out general basic maintenance and minor repairs, operate CCTV, boilers, air condition units and other on-site equipment as and when required
- Ensure that the site is secure and any problems are dealt with or referred as appropriate.

About you

You will

- Have an understanding of the needs of older people and an awareness of issues relating to professional boundaries
- Have the ability to use your own initiative and be self motivated, particularly when working alone
- Be an approachable person who is responsive to requests for help, with a flexible and willing attitude
- Need to be physically fit enough to move around the schemes to undertake repairs and general maintenance which could include the use of ladders. Heavy furniture may need to be moved around the scheme from time to time
- Have an understanding of Health & Safety issues including COSHH regulations and the safe use of cleaning materials
- Have a basic working knowledge of MS Word, Excel & Outlook


- Generous annual leave starting at 28 days, rising to 33 days after five years, plus an allowance for public holidays, pro rata for part time
- Free private medical insurance
- Contributory salary sacrifice pension scheme, up to a maximum of 10% of your salary
- Discretionary annual bonus scheme
- Free life assurance cover
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Access to a confidential employee assistance programme
- Discounted gym membership

Please note that only applicants who complete the online application process on the employer's website will be considered for the position. Once you have uploaded your CV you will receive an email containing the link to the employer's website to complete their online application

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 7th January 2018. Interviews are scheduled for Friday 12th January 2018 in Cambridge

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