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Senior Caretaker RBKC616129

Job Summary:


Salary range: £31,716 - £35,862 per annum
Work location: London
Hours per week: 36 
Contract type: Permanent 
Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check
Closing date: 31st July 2024

About Us:


In Kensington and Chelsea, we manage approximately 9,500 Council homes, many of them flatted blocks which require care and attention paid to the external environment to ensure estates are clean, tidy, and safe where our residents live.

The Role:


You will provide and be responsible for maintaining the internal and external areas of RBKC estates and providing a clean and safe environment for the residents, their guests, employees, and other visitors.  This will involve providing floating cover for patch-based Caretakers in your team.


Responsibilities include:


  • Ensuring communal internal and external areas including, estate roads, grassed and paved areas, courtyard/garage/forecourt/shed areas, washing line enclosures, service roads, footpaths, walkways, playgrounds, flower beds, shrubbery and other communal parts are kept clean, tidy, and safe
  • Providing courteous and efficient customer service and conduct at all times
  • Providing team cover.  Inspecting playgrounds in the Ward and ensuring keys are held securely locally and being the focal point for arranging access for contractors locally.
  • Monitoring staff timekeeping and liaising with management where operational support is required.
  • Handling resident issues efficiently and effectively
  • Reporting any hazards and standards on estates to a programme of appointments using smartphone app for this purpose.  Reporting unusual or extraordinary circumstances regarding the residents or communal parts of properties
  • Being responsible for the care, maintenance and inventory of all supplies and equipment owned by RBKC
  • Ensuring, as far as practicable, that activities are carried out safely under your control and in accordance with RBKC’s Health and Safety policies and procedures


This is a rolling advert so we will be interviewing throughout the duration of this campaign. 


Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:


As our Senior Caretaker, we are looking for:


- The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, fire alarm test panels, meter readings, and the ability to write simple correspondence

- Punctual, with effective time management with a drive to complete tasks to a high standard

- A capacity to use smartphone apps, email, special equipment, materials and chemicals

- Someone with enthusiasm, tact and diplomacy who can deal with the public in various situations

- Experience of providing professional cleaning and caretaking services.

- Working knowledge of the use of chemicals (COSHH)

- Working knowledge of health and safety legislation.


Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.


We reserve the right to extend or close this vacancy early without warning subject to the volume of suitable applicants.





Application process

Please do not upload any documents, including CVs/Covering Letters or supporting statements, as these documents will not be reviewed and could result in your application not being shortlisted.

You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email:



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