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Mobile Caretaker/Grounds Maintenance Caretaker

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£22,377 - £24,030
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
22/05/2019 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Caretaker Posts 

  • Salary Range: £22,377 - £24,030
  • Grade: Scale 4
  • Hours: 36 Hours
  • Permanent Contract
  • Location – Walthamstow, London 

We are currently looking for caretakers to work as part of the Neighbourhood and Commercial Services Directorate. You will be required to carry out a range of internal and external cleaning duties as part of the services we deliver to Waltham Forest Homes. You will be required to work as part of a team and often as a lone worker delivering excellent cleaning services.  

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Ability to work under limited supervision and able  to provide written reports
  • Have good communication skills when dealing with customers and colleagues
  • Ability to read and understand schedules including, completing associated maintenance forms
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
  • Have a full driving license
  • Must hold a BICS or equivalent qualification in cleaning
  • You would have experience at working within the cleaning industry and be able to use mechanical cleaning equipment
  • Be customer focused
  • Able to lift heavy items
  • Have some grounds maintenance experience

What we seek in you

  • A passion for and commitment to the aims and the work of the Council and an enthusiasm to build on recent developments the Council and service have made
  • At least one year’s experience in a role with relevant responsibilities at an appropriate level.
  • An ability to plan, prioritise and organise in order to meet competing deadlines.
  • Experience of providing using own initiative to complete work e.g Lone working
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to build up good relationships with customers, contractors and regular clients.
  • A flexible, adaptable approach is essential.
  • Full British/International Driving Licence an advantage

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council