Charity  2023-03-23 12:49:49


£27355/annum Competitive


Looking for a rewarding trade career as a Caretaker ? Use your skills to help Fairhive Homes maintain and improve our flatted blocks and wider communities in Buckinghamshire.

Fairhive Homes is a non-profit affordable housing provider with ambition. We already provide affordable housing to more than 20,000 people in our community but we want to do more. That’s why we are striving to provide 1,000 additional homes by 2025.

We pride ourselves on working closely with residents and surrounding communities to make sure we deliver high quality housing, homes and services. We are looking for a brilliant Community Caretaker to help us achieve our vision and goals.

About the role:

To provide a flexible, responsive, high quality caretaking service to Fairhive's housing estates and communal areas throughout the district as directed by the Caretaker & Contracts Manager.

Manage a patch of flatted blocks in relation to their operational safety, maintenance, waste management arrangements, cleanliness, grounds maintenance and overall appearance.

Identify and diagnose repair works required within communal areas and determine the best value for money solution.

Act as a ‘good neighbour’, providing a point of contact for any enquiries residents have about their homes or services that we provide.

Required Skills and Experience:

Good level of physical fitness, including the ability to lift bulky items, work at height and in differing conditions.

Have minor repair skills relating to housing such as carpentry, joinery, fencing, bricklaying, roofing, groundwork, flooring, tiling, plumbing, lighting, decoration and clearance works.

Experience of providing a flexible, responsive high quality service direct to the public.

Have experience of repairs, maintenance and cleaning works both in occupied and unoccupied properties, including property inspections, defects diagnosis and specify repairs

Be able to use both paper documentation and IT systems for reporting and undertaking job-related tasks.

Have an excellent awareness of current Health & Safety regulations and be aware of their implications within the workplace

A self-reliant person that has the ability to organise own tasks and activities to ensure efficient and smooth running of daily tasks with minimum supervision.

A basic understanding of the landlords responsibilities towards tenants and leaseholders, especially from a health & safety point of view.

The ability to effectively spot hazards and determine a fast and efficient solution to make safe and minimise potential accidents.

Hold a full driving licence.

Please see attached Job description for a full list of the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role.

Benefits include

28 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time)

Discretionary performance related payment

Contributory pension scheme

Flexible working

Health Cash Plan

Workplace Options Employee Assistance Programme

Employee discount scheme

E&D Commitment
Our Vision and Values express our commitment to becoming a leader in our field, providing quality affordable homes and investing in Aylesbury Vale’s diverse communities. As part of our continued commitment to our workforce accurately reflecting the community we represent, we welcome applicants from BAME backgrounds, and applicants who have status as an individual with a physical or mental disability, as part of our ongoing commitment to Equality and Diversity. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Closing date: 20th April 2023 at 1pm
Interview date: TBC

All applications for this role will be reviewed on a continuous basis. As such, should a suitable candidate apply before the closing date, interviews and offers may take place before this date


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