Caretaker
Catalyst
Cambridge, GB
3d ago

We're looking for

A customer-focused individual with energy, experience and a strong sense of purpose to join us as a Caretaker

Catalyst is all about homes people love. That means everything from developing and maintaining great properties, to delivering excellent service to our customers, every day.

We provide housing for those who can’t afford a home without our help, and offer a wide range of homes for rent, shared ownership or purchase.

In doing so, we build more than homes we build communities.

We’re one of the UK’s leading housing associations, and a member of the G15 group. We're at a particularly exciting point in our story, having recently merged with another large housing association, Aldwyck.

The merger makes us stronger and more able to deliver our social purpose - in every part of our organisation.

We’re a Sunday Times top 100 Best Company to Work for. We invest care, time and resources in our people because we know it’s our people who will drive our purpose.

If you’d like to be part of what we do, please get in touch.

The role

As Caretaker, you will be required to carry out cleaning, landscaping, clearance, gardening and general maintenance works to communal areas in accordance with any written and / or verbal specification.

You’ll work with other Caretakers, Housing Services Officers, Contractors and office staff in the management of schemes, ensuring that issues concerning residents and the sites in general are reported to the appropriate person, but that the principles of confidentiality are adhered to at all times.

You’ll provide a service that promotes the welfare of the residents, in particular, those who are frail or vulnerable. You’ll maintain and update the list of tools and equipment at each allocated scheme and advise management when new materials are required or need to be maintained, repaired or renewed.

You’ll carry out all duties in line with Catalyst’s Health & Safety policy and procedures, wearing appropriate PPE at all times.

Key requirements

We’re looking for someone with knowledge of cleaning, gardening and general maintenance along with previous experience in a customer facing role.

You’ll be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team. Good time management skills are required. You’ll also have good interpersonal and customer service skills.

Ideally you will have a multi-trade and / or good trade experience to undertake repair works, knowledge of COSHH regulations and experience of working in a Housing environment.

You’ll be educated to GCSE level and hold a full, clean driving licence. An enhanced DBS is required.

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