Caretaker (Retirement Living)
bpha is a housing association which is committed to providing its customers with high quality, value for money services whilst continuing to develop energy efficient, sustainable and affordable housing. Our Retirement Living is sheltered, rented accommodation specially designed to help people over the age of 55 live independently. Residents are able to enjoy homes that are self-contained with their own secure front doors for peace of mind, and can maintain their independence whilst living in the surrounding of a friendly and close-knit community. Residents have the use of various communal facilities allowing them to interact and socialise.
We are currently recruiting for a Caretaker to join our new team in St Albans to provide a high quality caretaking service to our retirement living residents.
Within this role you will ensure that all communal areas are kept tidy, clean and you will attend quickly and effectively to emergencies as required. You will be responsible for the general site security & carpark, supervise any contractors on site and will ensure that onsite health and safety inspections / issues are logged and kept up to date. Additionally you will carry out general basic maintenance & minor repairs including minor decoration, meter reading and lock changes.
We are looking for an approachable person with similar Cleaning and Caretaking experience including the ability to use heavy machinery. You will have an understanding of the needs of older people and of how to remain independent. Knowledge of relevant health and safety policies is required and you will be able to demonstrate good customer service skills with a sympathetic but fair approach.
As a Caretaker and lone worker you will need to be able to move around schemes to undertake repairs and general maintenance which could include the use of ladders and heavy lifting.
In return we offer a competitive salary, 28 days annual holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, contributory pension, free life assurance and free private medical cover.
Please note, training will take place at our Bedford Head Office and expenses will be paid.