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Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
£26,208 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

Job Details

Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)

Gloucester City Homes (GCH) is an ambitious, dynamic housing association with strong community roots. We are focused on building homes and communities where people can thrive and delivering valued services to our customers.

We’re now seeking a Caretaker – to provide a professional and effective caretaking service, including the cleaning, decoration and maintenance of vacant rooms and communal areas, and carrying out minor repairs.

As a strong ambassador for GCH, you will take responsibility for the condition of the homeless accommodation, conducting regular inspections, both internally and externally. You will liaise with GCH’s Homeless Accommodation Officers on any customer anti-social behaviour and safeguarding concerns and take ownership of raising with GCH’s repairs team, any repairs identified and checking the completion of activities related to the property, communal repairs, and neighbourhood cleanliness/condition. You will ensure that rooms are made available to re-let within 36 hours through and ensure communal areas and vacant rooms are clean, well maintained and decorated to a high standard.

We think GCH is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it…

  • Winner of best place to work at Gloucestershire Live Business Awards 2023.
  • Winners of Employer of the year at Housing Hero’s Award
  • Named one of the Top Not for Profit organisations to work for recognised by Best Companies in 2023.


We’d like you to…

  • Have experience of decorating and cleaning domestic properties, including providing minor repairs and maintenance.
  • Have experience of using power tools and garden equipment.
  • Have experience of testing fire alarm systems.
  • Have experience of Legionella and the importance of water testing and flushing to the required legislation.
  • Have excellent communication skills, with a strong customer focus.
  • Have experience of keeping accurate records and of using IT systems, including PC’s, mobile phones and digital cameras to gather, store and process information.
  • Understand the requirements of maintaining high standards in and around our homeless properties/schemes.
  • Hold a full driving licence (we will provide access to a company vehicle, strictly for business use only).
  • Be flexible and willing to travel between homeless properties and other areas as required.

Closing Date: 17th July 2024

GCH reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should enough quality applications be received prior to the current closing date.

GCH is committed to equal opportunities. We actively encourage applications from all sections of our community, particularly those with lived experience of our work.

We celebrate the diverse nature of our customers and colleagues, striving to develop diverse teams where everyone can be their authentic self through an inclusive, family friendly, flexible and fun culture. Our values of pride, quality, integrity and innovation are at the heart of what we do. So, if this sounds like you, we’d be delighted to hear from you!


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Company info
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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