Job Description



  • Location:
    Preston (PR5)
  • Salary:
    £8.91ph + overtime + benefits
  • Employment Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Closing Date:
    18 June 2021
Reporting Group:
  • Assets and Investments

Assets and Investments

We are the Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.  

How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with friendly people, supportive people and ‘up for a challenge' people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 195,000 homes, manage £4 billion of assets and teach 75,000 children to swim each week.

More about your role 

You will ensure the smooth running of the building at South Rings, Bamber Bridge, carrying out a range of different duties including; general maintenance and checks, security and supervision of the site. You will act as one of our primary key holders, having responsibility for the security of the building and associated areas. You will monitor the overall standards of cleanliness on the premises including furnishings, reporting back to the office manager and FM helpdesk if any repairs or maintenance work is required.

You may be required to respond to calls outside normal working hours as a result of building issues, breakdowns or break-ins etc and/or the setting off of the burglar alarm, however you will do this along with other caretakers on a rota basis. You will link in with our FM helpdesk, ensuring they are aware when we have contractors arrive to site, and you will undertake office/site inductions for contractors (training will be provided)

The role is based primarily at South Rings, Bamber Bridge however on occasion may be requested to support another office site we have at Riversway Docklands in Preston.  

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

You will work 20 hours per week, the hours will 3pm - 7pm however some flexibility will be required to cover morning and evening shifts when required. 

More about you 

Experience working within a similar facilities/maintenance based caretaker role is essential, onsite management experience is highly desirable. Previous knowledge of control of substances hazardous to health, risk assessments and methods statements would set you apart from other candidates. We are looking for someone who is willing to be flexible, to help best support the delivery of our services.

You will work closely with a wide range of internal colleagues and external contractors, suppliers and customers. We therefore need the successful applicant to have excellent customer service skills and the ability to understand and meet our customer demands. You must be a team player and be willing to be flexible when cover is needed for sickness and holidays

Although you will have the support of the wider caretaking and office management team, we need you to be able to work with minimal supervision. This will include working to meet set or your own deadlines.

The Benefits 

Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.  

Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 666555.

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

If you are using a mobile device such as an iPad then ensure your CV is stored in the cloud, we currently support Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

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Preston (PR5)
South Rings Business Park, 18 Craven Drive, Preston, Lancs, United Kingdom, PR5 6BZ
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