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Estate and Environmental Caretaker

Yorkshire Housing
Swarcliffe, Leeds
£21,018 per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Community and Customer Services, Anti-social behaviour, Tenant services, Homes and Asset Management, Facilities management, Maintenance / Repair
Assistant / coordinator
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

We are recruiting for an Estate and Environmental Caretaker who takes pride on the quality of their work to join a forward thinking and growing housing association. The successful candidate will be part of our Swarcliffe PFI Team carrying out patrols, inspections, cleaning, minor repairs and just as importantly providing excellent advice and service to our customers.  To be successful in this role you need to be friendly and approachable to our tenants and customers and keep professional at all times.

What you’ll be doing?

  • Carry out routine patrols and scheduling in inspections around the estate. This will include testing facilities like emergency lights, cleaning and maintaining communal areas along with  grounds maintenance work and emptying void properties.
  • You’ll contribute to ensuring the estate is safe, kept clean and tidy by removing graffiti, clearing litter, glass and investigating and removing fly tips.
  • Act as a key contact for customers providing advice and assistance
  • Undertake a range of minor repairs to communal properties, gardens and the wider estate.
  • Respond to other estate maintenance or management problems
  • You are responsible for identifying, providing evidence and reporting any illegal activity, tenancy or contractual breaches.
  • Maintain accurate records of actions taken with matters referred for action
  • Maintain and develop positive and productive relationships with other colleagues, contractors, and external stakeholders
  • Some out of hours work may be required.

For further info please see the attached in the role profile.

Sounds good? Here’s what we need from you….

  • Good standard of general education.
  • Qualification in Caretaking and Estates/ Facilities Management, building or related trade.
  • Experience working with people within a housing, caretaking, building or estates/ facilities management and  experience in a similar role is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent customer care skills
  • Ability to manage own workload and able to work as part of a team with a willingness to work flexibly and on your own initiative.
  • Confident driver and ability to drive various size commercial vehicles and have a current driving license.

What’s in it for you?

  • Salary of £21,018.22 for a 35 hour week
  • 25 days annual leave (raising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays.
  • You will also be provided with equipment & everything you need for your role.
  • A genuine caring culture which puts colleagues at the heart of what we do.
  • A growing, stable organisation which provides job security, growth & opportunities.
  • A contributory pension scheme where we will match your contributions up to 9%

The finer print

This is a permanent, full time (35 hours per week) role. You will be based at Swarcliffe, Leeds.

The closing date for applications will be 31 January. If a competitive candidate pool is identified, we reserve the right to close the role early, therefore we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.


We are Yorkshire Housing by name and Yorkshire is our focus. We own and manage nearly 20,000 homes – and are developing thousands more.


Our vision is making it possible to have a place you're proud to call home


You might think of Yorkshire Housing as ‘just’ a housing provider, but we’re so much more than that. We’re here to make a positive difference in people’s lives. So, as well as owning and managing nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire, we also:


  • Offer money and tenancy coaching  
  • Help older customers live at home independently  
  • Adapt homes to match the needs of our customers   
  • Carry out repairs and replace items before things go wrong  
  • Provide antisocial behaviour support  
  • Get involved with work in the community  



Our five priorities that will help us achieve our vision are:


Great Customer Experience 


We’ll listen to customers and use what we know about them to shape our services. Oh, and we’ll provide extra support where it’s needed. 




Homes and Places to be Proud of  


We’ll create homes that people want to live in. 


- Quality  


- Safety 


- Affordability 


We’ll also be kind to the planet and aim to be one of the first UK housing associations to stop using gas heating and hot water systems.






We’ll deliver 8,000 new homes by 2030. They will be energy efficient, sustainable and affordable to live in. We’ll also refresh our Help to Buy and social and affordable rented options. 


We’ll achieve these priorities by focusing on being:  




Employer of Choice 


We’ll lead the way and make a name for ourselves as an employer. We’ll give you the right support and tools to succeed, plus a package full of benefits.




Strong, Resilient and Innovative Business 


We’ll invest in all the right things, from our ICT to our people. This will make us stronger, helping us to make a difference to our customers and be a business that people want to work for and with. 


Find Us
0113 825 6000
The Place
2 Central Place
West Yorkshire
LS10 1FB
United Kingdom
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