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Homes for Students is one of the UK’s leading providers of student accommodation. We take pride in the fact that many of our student residents chose to return to us year after year and recommend us to their friends. Our people are an essential part of the service we deliver. All our team members are expected to deliver exceptional customer service to our residents, regardless of your role. Our values are integral to our culture and underpin everything that we do from line management, to supporting our colleagues, to providing an incredible service to all who come through our doors.

We currently have a vacancy for a Caretaker at Havannah House.

This combined cleaning and maintenance role involves ensuring the common areas of the Property are cleaned to a high standard to provide a great first impression to our visitors and provide an excellent service to the students in residence.

You will also be required to carry out planned and reactive maintenance within the Property and will be responsible for ensuring that statutory compliance is always maintained, you will check the condition of the property on a regular basis and will ensure that this is correctly reported.

Tasks will include but are not limited to

• Carry out minor remedial works on plumbing and drainage systems

• Carry out minor redecoration works as required or on an opportunity basis

• Carry out L8 legionella monitoring duties i.e., temp checks

• Assist with furniture moves / white goods / porterage tasks as required

• Carry out luminaire / lamp changes as instructed

• Carry out minor fixing works i.e., coat hooks, noticeboards and door hanging

• Carry out good housekeeping duties as required

• To carry out planned and ado cleaning duties to buildings and equipment located throughout the building.

• To carry out regular clearance of waste bins providing new lining sacks as required.

• To assist on deep cleaning i.e. carpet cleaning, during the summer

The role requires the postholder to be competent, work with minimal direct supervision within their designated remit and to liaise with a range of internal and external contacts including suppliers and contractors.

Whilst the cleaning element of the role is predominantly in the offices, communal and toilet areas you will from time to time be required to carry out planned and reactive cleaning duties throughout the Property, including occasional cleaning of student bedroom en-suites and student kitchen areas,

The postholder will be responsible for driving a high-quality customer experience in relation to the speed and quality of the service provided to reported faults and the general condition, state and repair of the property.

What’s on offer:

• 23 days holiday + Bank holiday.

• Many Retail discounts.

• Day off for your Birthday

• 2 Charity days per year

• Cycle to work Scheme

If this sounds like the role for you and you have the skills, knowledge and experience required, we would love to hear from you!

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