Caretaker – Estate Services

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Caretaker – Estate Services
Tonbridge, Kent
Contract / Temporary

CLA TCL 0007 C87A / 1

Posted: 15th November 2023 09:10
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.10 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

  • Tonbridge, Kent,

    TN9 1DS

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Caretaker – Estate Services

Job Ref: CLA TCL 0007 C87A / 1

Pay Rate: £11.10 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours  

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

City: Tonbridge, Kent

Basic DBS disclosure

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a high-quality caretaking service to residents, ensuring that estates are clean, tidy and safe.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Inspect and clean all communal areas in accordance with agreed specifications including sweeping and mopping, external litter picking, leaf clearance, cleaning bin areas and rotating bins.
  • Carry out health and safety checks of communal areas as required. Report bulk rubbish, graffiti, abandoned vehicles to the appropriate teams.
  • Ensure compliance with the Group Health and Safety policy and legislation. Adhere to all risk assessments and safe working practices and report all accidents and incidents within the agreed timeframes.
  • Grit estate access paths and roads when snow/ice expected.
  • Assist in monitoring internal and external services provided on the estate.
  • Store all equipment and chemicals safely in line with the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) regulations and health and safety guidelines.
  • Record all work through the Estate Services Monitoring system including reporting repairs and Anti Social Behaviour issues to the relevant departments.
  • Deal with residents courteously and respectfully, being helpful at all times.
  • If company van supplied, ensure company vehicles are kept clean, relevant inspections completed, and accidents/damage/incidents reported in the correct manner.
  • Undertake any other duties broadly consistent with the level of the post as required by the team leader/operations manage.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Full UK driving licence.


  1. Good standard of general education.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Evidence of providing a customer focused service.
  3. Able to effectively use a hand held computer device.



  1. Awareness of manual handling and health and safety in the workplace
  2. Knowledge of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations.
  3. Knowledge of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSs)
  4. Experience of cleaning or caretaking duties.


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Job Ref: CLA TCL 0007 C87A / 1
Caretaker – Estate Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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