Temporary Caretaker – Estates

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Temporary Caretaker – Estates
Contract / Temporary

Mid Devon 5209602

Posted: 6th July 2022 06:49
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  • Pay Rate:

    £10.19 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months


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What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Caretaker – Estates

Reference no: Mid Devon 5209602

Candidates must live locally to Mid Devon and Tiverton; the candidate will be supplied with a small work van to carry out site visits for communal areas such as cleaning, changing light bulbs, general caretaker duties.

Duties include:

Set and re-set lighting and heating time-clocks, change light bulbs in hard to reach areas. Read gas, electricity and water meters as directed.

Promptly remove graffiti to buildings and structures including reporting vandalism.

Report repairs and liaise with the Technical team about any works required and any other matters that require attention within the organisation’s priority guidelines.

Carry out minor internal redecoration of communal areas

Maintain records and timesheets as appropriate. Order and maintain supplies of materials appropriate to the caretaking tasks.

Undertake minor repairs and maintenance to communal areas and facilities.

Carry out visual inspections of estates, reporting to the Neighbourhood Team Leader on the progress of all contractors including gardening, waste and cleansing services.

Keep internal, external communal areas and other designated areas clean and free of litter.


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

  1. General knowledge with regard to cleaning and garden machinery and its use
  2. Previous experience of using chemical cleaning agents
  3. General DIY skills
  4. Awareness of Health and Safety Regulations including manual handling working with ladders
  5. Good communication skills
  6. Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  7. Able to work unsupervised


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  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. Hold a full driving licence as will be required to drive a council vehicle
  5. Other Work-Related Requirements: Flexibility towards working hours
  6. 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. Horticultural experience
  2. Working knowledge of COSHH Regulations


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Temporary Caretaker – Estates
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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