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Estate Services Assistant / Caretaker

Location: London

Salary/Rate: £12-17 p/h

Type: Temporary

Closing Date:

Job Reference: 3825966

Interim role - Estate services Assistant/caretaker - Central London - flexible working pattern


Your new company
This is a well established public sector organisation in Central London, with one of the largest estates in London. You’ll join a team created to provide the high-quality housing management services. The job purpose is to proactively work to create and maintain safe, clean and attractive estates for the residents.

Your new role
Some of your duties include:

  • To conduct regular inspections of all communal parts, internal and external in accordance with the agreed schedules, frequencies, methods and/or as required which, not exclusively will include: Inspection of cleaning to all communal staircases, foyers, balconies, courtyards,
passages, car parks, hard areas, chute chamber rooms, and refuse storage rooms, lift car floors and walls, lampshades, state signs estate furniture and other such communal fixtures and fittings as may be prescribed.
  • To promptly report any communal repairs to the Customer Services Centre, using the devices provided as appropriate to ensure effective recording of cases. Effective monitoring of on-going communal repairs, ensuring repairs are completed within given timescales.
  • Identify, resolve/report any potential health and safety issues on the estates. Assess the risk and escalate appropriately where required.
  • To record any issues of fly tipping and arrange removal. Where possible identify the origins and refer to the housing officer for further action.
  • Proactively look at all areas on the estate and carry out appropriate minor works as required.
Minor works include:
  • Carpentry, Plumbing (non-qualified jobs such as unblocking sinks/toilets etc), internal painting, changing lightbulbs, removing broken glass, boarding up, easing and adjusting doors, setting time clocks and offering a general repairs and maintenance service as directed by the Team Leader.
  • Identify and record any incidents of nuisance, anti-social behaviour, and safeguarding on estates and report this to the relevant housing officer.
  • In the event of any disruption in main services, such as gas, water, electricity etc., to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of residents, minimise their inconvenience and protect the property from damage.
  • To maintain regular contact with residents and to respond to requests for practical assistance, which reasonably fall within the scope of the job.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Ability to undertake tasks in line with Health and Safety regulations
  • Be able to communicate effectively across all stakeholders and with residents
  • Confident to make decisions and take ownership of the outcomes
  • Undertaking general DIY jobs
  • Experience of writing basic reports
  • Be reliable, flexible, courteous, honest and practical
  • understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable residents

What you'll get in return
  • Possibility to work for a well established public sector organization
  • Good location and good transports links
  • Flexible working patterns: early start and early finish.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Contact: Nadia Suleiman Abdillahi

Office: 4th Floor, 107 Cheapside

Phone: 02072598811

Email: nadia.suleiman@hays.com

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