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Residential Caretaker

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Closed for applications on 23/02/2018 23:59
£15,807 – £16,941 (plus standby payment of £2,456.49 per annum)
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Closing date:
23 Feb

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This job is closed for applications.

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Job title: Residential Caretaker
Service area: Customers and Communities
Job ref: TGHC498
Grade: C £15,807 – £16,941 per annum (SCP 11 – 13) plus standby payment of £2,456.49 per annum. 37 hours per week. Permanent.
Applicable to: External vacancy
Closing date: Midnight on Friday, 23 February 2018

The Gateshead Housing Company is a non-profit organisation responsible for the day-to-day management of nearly 20,000 homes.

We aim to provide excellent and efficient services to create homes and neighbourhoods that meet the aspirations of the people in Gateshead.

We employ over 700 people and involve our customers in making our services better

An opportunity has arisen for a live-in caretaker post based in one of our multi-storey blocks in Gateshead.

The caretaker post provides residents with a friendly, clean and safe environment to live in.

The main duties include:

• cleaning the block to an agreed service standard
• carrying out small-scale repairs
• helping maintain external areas
• reporting any antisocial behaviour
• reporting and responding to Health & Safety issues
• attending block inspections and accompanied viewings
• carrying out visits to new tenants and providing advice and assistance to customers and visitors.

Caretakers work 37 hours Monday – Friday between 08:00 and 16:30.

You will carry out the duties in your block but you will also be required to provide cover at other blocks as necessary.

In addition to the normal work hours you will also help provide an out-of-hours emergency callout service to a number of multi-storey blocks. This will require you to be on 24 hour call approximately one week out of six.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of customer care and have excellent communication skills. You should be able to work unsupervised as required and use your own initiative to solve problems.

The Caretaker post includes a rent-free flat in the block you will be working in. You will be required to live in this flat as your home.

This Caretaker role is an exciting opportunity to develop and build your knowledge of the company. Some of our previous employees have used the skills and knowledge obtained as a Caretaker to help them successfully progress into other areas of the business. Read more about the job.

If you are interested in this post, please submit an application form detailing how your experience, skills and knowledge meet the essential requirements which are detailed in the job profile, giving examples of how you meet each essential criteria. Previous applicants need not apply.

For an informal discussion about the role please email Karen Bell, Multi Storey Housing Manager or phone 0191 4335370.

You should consider the job profile when applying and ensure you evidence your suitability within your application.

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