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Caretaker

Caretaker

Would you like a meaningful job that makes a difference, with flexibility and real potential for growth?

The Salvation Army Housing Association (saha) is an organisation that provides a range of housing and varied support services to vulnerable people. Our aim is to support people in achieving their full potential. We are currently going through a large period of growth and have a vacancy for Caretaker.

Position: Caretaker
Location: Abbott Lodge, Salford
Hours: 20 hours per week
Salary: £9,069 pro rata (£18,137.60 FTE)
Benefits: 26 days’ annual holiday rising a day a year for the first 5 years + bank holidays, Life Assurance, Pension scheme and an Employee Health Assistance Programme. Professional development opportunities and flexible working arrangements.

Closing date: 24 June 2020
Interview dates: 30 June 2020

About the Role:

The Caretaker will undertake a wide range of duties and responsibilities connected with the fabric and grounds of the scheme, principally low level maintenance duties, decorating, repairs, gardening and cleaning. You will ensure that the internal cleanliness of all the communal areas and office facilities are kept to the required specification, including organising the cleaning programme, equipment and supplies.

Additionally you will ensure that the exterior area of the building is maintained to the required specification including the long term management and maintenance of planting, lawned areas and paths etc. and that the property is maintained to a high standard and kept in good repair.

You will also be the main contact person for contractors or for maintenance callouts to the scheme, and ensure that the scheme complies with all aspects of health and safety, including carrying out routine fire testing

About You:

To be successful in this role you will have experience of undertaking cleaning / gardening duties within a residential service context. You will have experience of carrying out low level maintenance duties as set out in the caretaker task sheet, to a high standard. Possessing effective communication skills to communicate with tenants, staff and other professionals, you will be flexible in working hours to accommodate a working rota in conjunction with the needs of the service and other team members.

Ideally you will have qualifications relating to COSHH, Health & Safety and / or horticulture. A Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate will be required for these roles.

As an equal opportunities employer, our client welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

You may have experience of the following: Caretaker, Maintenance Operative, Handyman, Repairs, Health and Safety, DIY, Estates Management, COSHH, Health and Safety, Facilities Management etc.

Ref: 93152