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Caretaker

Company: Sanctuary Group    Location: Leicester LE3
Sycamore Court & Skelton Court, Leicester

£8.53 per hour (rising to £8.98 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

10 hours per week to be split between two schemes

Why work for us?
We provide a range of environments for those who need extra support to live independently, from young people and those with disabilities, to the elderly in extra care schemes.

Our strength as an organisation lies in the quality of our people and we are always looking for individuals with fresh ideas to join us - people who share our commercial mind-set and who are committed to providing excellent customer service. Our philosophy is to attract and retain quality individuals, nurture and develop them and in doing so, inspire and motivate them.

The position of Caretaker plays a vital role in maintaining a safe and well presented environment by carrying out general maintenance in the scheme and grounds whilst respecting the privacy and dignity of service users.

The role of Caretaker will include:
Carrying out weekly health and safety checks and risk assessment whilst adhering to relevant regulations and guidelines
Carrying out repairs, landscaping and grounds maintenance
Liaising with and monitoring of contractors
Keeping accurate records of daily works carried out

Skills and experiences:
Previous experience in a similar caretaking or maintenance role is desirable
Practical skills in identifying and/or carrying out minor repairs
An understanding of basic health and safety
Strong communication (both written and verbal)and organisational skills are key to this role
Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team

Travel is a requirement of the role; therefore a full, current driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential.

Ready to join us?
As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including:
A pension scheme, with matching contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
33 days annual leave pro rata, (including bank holidays ) The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours per week
Life assurance
Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
Health and wellbeing plans
A variety of on line discounts and rewards from major retailers
Tax efficient schemes for you to save on buying a new bike to cycle to work or on a range of childcare services including after school clubs and summer camps
A wide range of learning and development opportunities

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Closing Date: 26 January 2018

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.