Cover Caretaker / Cleaner


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June 29, 2022
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Lee Spiers
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I am currently working with a London based housing association to hire a Caretaker/Cleaner to provide service cover to all areas of the caretaking Team.
Work type permanent - Full Time
Location Thamesmead


To clean communal internal and external areas including, estate roads, grassed and paved areas, courtyard/garage/forecourt/shed areas, washing line enclosures, service roads, footpaths, walkways, playgrounds, flower beds, shrubbery and other communal parts as directed using appropriate supplied equipment.
To be responsible for courteous, efficient customer service conduct at all times.
To handle resident issues efficiently and effectively.
To be responsible for reporting any unusual or extraordinary circumstances regarding the residents or the property.
To be responsible for the care, maintenance and inventory of all supplies and equipment
To promote a positive health and safety culture, ensuring, as far as practicable, that activities are carried out under your control and in accordance with Health and Safety policies and procedures. You may be required to undertake specific Health and Safety roles such as Fire Warden or First Aider as part of your duties.

Key performance indicators:

Cleans communal internal* and external areas in line with agreed schedule, targets and priorities. *Includes nurseries, TA Halls, community centres etc. (to certain estates)
Removes refuse bags and household items from hopper head areas, outside refuse chambers and other communal areas.
Cleans overspill from refuse collection
Changes paladin bins under refuse chute as necessary
Cleans estate signs and low-level light bollards as necessary
Clears blocked rubbish chutes
Removes and store (as appropriate) bulk rubbish in designated area
Paint pram sheds, garages or other communal buildings
Where necessary, makes safe broken windows/doors etc, pending repair by Maintenance staff
Clears gutters, drain covers, hopper heads and rainwater pipes
Where appropriate, unblocks drains, including kitchen drains (external to properties)
Reports any estate defects, fly-tipping or anti-social behaviour to the appropriate authorities
Delivers Trust letters, circulars etc as appropriate to residents’ properties
Actively engages and participates in regular scheduled one to one meetings with Team Manager/Supervisor

Knowledge/Experience/ Skills required:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write simple correspondence.
IT literacy skills and the ability to use mobile/hand-held device for emails, photos.
Capacity and willingness to receive training in the use of special equipment, materials and chemicals
Experience of dealing with the public
Experience of providing professional and accountable cleaning and caretaking services.
Health and Safety awareness & knowledge of COSHH

£20,645.00 Basic Salary + Annual Bonus + Employee Benefit & Reward Scheme.

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