Temporary Mobile Relief Caretaker – Manual Labour

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Temporary Mobile Relief Caretaker - Manual Labour
Islington, London
Contract / Temporary

Islington RQ642344

Posted: 27th July 2022 17:15
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  • Pay Rate:

    £13.58 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 - 3 months

  • Islington, London,

    N19 3XS

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Mobile Relief Caretaker - Manual Labour

Reference no:  Islington RQ642344

An Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role.

A Mobile relief caretaker required to carry out cleaning and other estate duties in partnership with the needs of residents and in accordance with management direction.

You will be working flexibly, alone or with other caretakers to provide an excellent caretaker service on estates as circumstances require.

Duties to include:-

  • Reporting to the Estate Services Co-ordinator (ESC) and also the Quality Assurance Officer who assists the ESC in caretaker management. Liaising with Management and Staff at the Area Office.
  • To provide relief caretaking duties on various estates across all areas, as directed by managers, often at short notice.
  • To work with other caretaking staff to carry out tasks identified by supervisors or managers, on various estates.
  • To assist managers or supervisors in the distribution of stores & equipment, including loading and unloading estate services vehicles.
  • The completion of daily management control information and other documentation as required.
  • Keeping records of complaints made by tenants and reporting cases of fire, burglary, flood and other important incidents to the Area Office/Housing Department as required.
  • Reporting contravening of tenancy regulations by tenants.
  • Reporting of Abandoned Vehicles/illegal parking on the estate and liaising with Estate Services Officers and contractors as necessary.
  • Maintaining the lighting of communal areas.
  • Keeping keys for communal parts, meter cupboard, vacant dwellings, vacant pram sheds etc.
  • Taking appropriate action in respect of repairs or damage in cases of emergency, including the calling out of police, fire and ambulance services, etc. during normal working hours.
  • To maintain clean and tidy lodges as and when required or directed
  • Custody of and responsibility for the stores, tools, plant and equipment when covering a patch.
  • To carry out minor repairs to communal area as directed or as required in accordance with Health and Safety requirements.
  • To report and remove offensive graffiti as directed within agreed timescales.
  • Establishing and maintaining a good relationship with tenants, giving advice and assistance especially to the aged and infirm, dealing with complaints, problems, etc.
  • Referring outstanding issues to the Area Office or other designated Housing Department Officers.
  • Attendance at the designated Area Office during weekday-on-duty periods as directed.
  • To report and remove where possible, lumber to designated collection points on estates, on a daily basis.
  • Accompany prospective tenants to visit flats when available.
  • Carry out and ensure estate cleaning frequencies are maintained.
  • To carry out a paired working arrangement. Liaising directly with an assigned colleague over personal cover arrangements, for annual leave and short-term absence.
  • The ability to work on a number of estates carrying out core duties at weekends on a rota basis.
  • Carry out normal estate liaison duties, e.g. refuse collection, gas and electrical services etc.
  • To take responsibility for promoting safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s / vulnerable adults in your care and those who you come into contact with. This includes reporting any concerns you have about someone who is vulnerable to a Team Leader.


Key responsibilities:

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


  • Ability to demonstrate a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy when supplying brief reports on the background action taken in respect of any emergencies or unusual occurrences
  • Some experience of cleaning or caretaker duties
  • Ability to carry out cleaning duties while working alone or in teams
  • Ability to negotiate a congenial paired working arrangements with an assigned caretaker. Where arrangements are in line with service needs and meet management approval.
  • Ability to react to and deal with emergency situations e.g. fire, flood and lift breakdowns and complaints of disrepair.
  • Ability to take care of estate tools, equipment, keys to various communal facilities and any keys to void properties which may be issued to caretakers from time to time.
  • Ability to communicate with residents to provide necessary advice and assistance
  • Ability to carry out minor communal repairs within Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weathers whilst coping with the physical demands of the job. That is being physically able to lift and move heavy items of equipment, e.g. moving full (wheeled) paladin bins without assistance and lifting and moving items of household lumber with assistance if necessary.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts
  • Displays an awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people. and or vulnerable adults


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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. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  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.


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Temporary Mobile Relief Caretaker - Manual Labour
Client Category: Local Authority

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