Cadwyn is a community housing association based in Cardiff. We are a diverse business with experience in social housing management and development, social lettings, market lets and sales, commercial regeneration, an amazing recycling project and supporting tenants to gain valuable skills and employment. This role is to provide a caretaking service for our Mill development located in Canton. We manage 384 properties at the Mill on behalf of Tirion Group Limited. Phase D of the build is currently underway and is due to complete in summer 2024 which will bring the site to 442 managed units.
We are looking for a Caretaker to join the Mill team to deliver a high quality service for our residents and work in partnership with Tirion’s grounds maintenance contractors to ensure that the Mill environment and grounds are kept in excellent condition. There are 13 blocks of flats of varying sizes at the moment with another 3 due to become occupied from August to December.
There is a variety of tasks for you to get involved with, which will include:
Cleaning of communal areas and spaces, making sure bin areas and other external area are clear from rubbish and other belongings
Minor repairs as necessary and clearance of voids on occasionMonthly fire checks/alarm testingLitter picking around the estate and weeding/spraying of paved areasInspection of public realm areas and reporting of repairs/maintenance to TirionIdentifying Health & Safety Hazards, this would include risks which could cause injuries from slips, trips and falls and any other risks which could arise such as fire hazards, electrical hazards and reporting this.
You must be able to work on your own and within a team to deliver the services as required for our residents and be able to drive a medium sized van which will be provided.
At Cadwyn the majority of our staff work in an agile way, working mostly at home with the ability to hot desk at one of our three sites across Cardiff or to work from any other suitable/convenient location. Please note this role will be site based.
What we offer:
The chance to work for an organisation with strong values: Kindness, Honesty, Fairness and RespectA great permanent, part time opportunity25 days holiday, increasing each year to a maximum of 30 plus bank holidays (pro rata)
Ongoing training and development at a pace to suit youAccess to a great Pension SchemeMedicare health cash planHealth and wellbeing supportAn annual flexible cash benefitA cycle to work scheme
The ideal candidate will:
Have a positive and pro-active attitudeHave relevant experience in working within a caretaking, cleaning or handyperson roleHave a good knowledge of Health & SafetyBe highly organised, able to manage and prioritise work in a timely mannerBe able to drive a medium sized van
No candidate will meet every single desired criteria. If your experience and skills look a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to this role to help us make a difference, we’d love to hear from you.
Other useful information:
Please click link to download the job description – Caretaker – JD Jul 23.docxPlease click link to download the person specification – Caretaker – person specification Jul 23.docxPlease click link to download Cadwyn’s values – cadwyn values square.pdfClosing date: 5.00pm Wednesday 2nd August 2023Interviews: Thursday 10th August 2023Other: A basic DBS check will be required for this post
Want to find out more? Please get in touch with Louise Grandon, Assistant Head of Housing Programmes via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that once you begin your application you will not be able to save your progress and return to this at a later date. We therefore recommend you have your CV and covering letter (outlining how you meet the requirements of the role) prepared prior to starting the process as you will be required to attach these. You will also be asked for your personal details and equality information as part of the application process.
If you have any questions please contact the HR Team via email@example.com, we’re delighted that you’re interested in joining Cadwyn and wish you the very best of luck with your application.
Cadwyn is committed to the Principles of Equal Opportunities, Tenant Participation, Professionalism, Openness and Accessibility and welcomes applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, colour, disability, ethnic or national origins, marital or parental status, nationality, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation.
All Black, Asian and ethnically diverse applicants, LGBTQ+ applicants, candidates with disabilities and tenants who meet the minimum requirements of the job as set out in the Job Description and Person Specification will be guaranteed an interview.