Programmed Work Caretaker

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Programmed Work Caretaker
Contract / Temporary

Brent 5220045

Posted: 18th January 2023 15:37
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.03 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Programmed Work Caretaker   

Reference no: Brent 5220045   

Pay rate £12.03 per hour PAYE   

Responsible for ensuring that cleaning of housing properties meets or exceeds the agreed standards and frequencies to internal and external areas of the council estates 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of customer focused Estate Services; working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the services and the council.  
  • Key External Contacts: Key resident contacts; Contractors delivering estate services and Repairs service; Utility companies. 
  • Key Internal Contacts: Tenancy team; Neighbourhood inspectors; Neighbourhood Safety Officers; Customer Experience team. 
  • Remove bulky items and fly tips from internal and external areas of housing sites across the borough or Carry out deep internal and external cleaning (including bin/bin chambers and graffiti) across the housing sites in line with the deep cleaning programme or Carry out window cleaning for the communal areas up to third floor across the housing sites in line with the programmed schedules.  
  • To drive light goods vehicle with either automatic or manual gears (candidates must possess a full and valid UK driving licence) and manage day-to-day operation of vehicles/machineries to ensure an effective delivery of the service for fly-tips or deep cleaning service. 
  • May be placed with any of the teams (Fly Tipping or Window Cleaning or Deep Cleaning) and moved from one team to the other as required.  
  • Use appropriate equipment and cleaning products to ensure cleaning meets or exceeds the agreed cleaning standards and frequencies.  
  • Ensure the safety and maintenance of the council’s cleaning equipment, machinery and vehicles and take all possible steps to prevent loss, theft or damage.  
  • Liaise with the relevant internal and external services and assist them with the prevention of fly-tips, graffiti and ASB on the housing sites.  
  • Report environmental issues to the relevant Council’s services for prompt actions 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • An understanding of the social housing sector 
  • An understanding of Health & safety requirements relating to COSHH and Risk Assessment 
  • Experience of working with the public in a service delivery environment 
  • Experience of carrying out basic cleaning tasks 
  • Excellent people skills 
  • Physical Ability – able to perform the physical tasks required for this post, including lifting heavy weights and working with industrial cleaning materials and equipment 
  • Numeracy and Literacy – Able to read and write and carry out basic counting and arithmetic 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via jobs[email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

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: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Full UK driving licence required for this role.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Brent 5220045
Programmed Work Caretaker
Client Category: Local Authority

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Programmed Work Caretaker
Client Category: Local Authority

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