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Caretaker in Andover at Remus Management

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Caretaker

Location: The Beeches and The Firs, Andover

Salary: £10,000.00 per annum

Working days: 20 hrs per week; 9am-1pm (Mon-Fri)

Start Date: ASAP

About us:

Remus Management Ltd has over 25 years’ experience of property management. We aim to provide an efficient, caring and professional service. Our main interests are that the residents who reside in the properties we manage are happy and well looked after and that the buildings are maintained to a high standard.


As a Caretaker, your duties will include but are not limited to;

●  Co-ordinate, supervise and co-operate with all contractors to ensure a high standard of maintenance. Keep an up to date log of all visits including cleaners, gardeners, property manager and surveyors.

●  Liaise with gardeners and cleaners. Ensure that they working to their specifications and to request any specific tasks if necessary.

●  Take care of all communal areas, including the communal passageways, communal lounge, bin stores, store rooms, guest rooms, laundry room etc.

●  Sweep and ensure all litter has been removed from all forecourts and patio areas.

●  Being responsible for the security of the building and contents thereof.

●  Ensure all plugs and switches are safely turned off when not in use and all appliances not used are unplugged.

●  Checking laundry machines are working correctly and cleaned as required. Check soap trays are not blocked, disinfect once a week and check all filters.

●  Instruct residents on how to operate laundry equipment.

●  Taking fortnightly meter readings for the communal utilities and submit to Remus Management Ltd.

●  Testing the fire alarm system regularly (quarterly) and attend to all fire alarm calls.

●  Changing light bulbs when necessary and advise Remus Management when an electrician is required.

●  Keeping all external areas tidy and free from debris, the paths are to be swept, door emptied regular, grit must be spread across all paths during icy weather and bins must be brought out and returned to the bin store in accordance with the collection dates set out by the local council.

●  Undertaking of any minor repairs that might be required throughout the two apartment buildings and advise Remus Management Ltd when any repairs need to be undertaken by an independent contractor.

●  The Caretaker shall maintain a record of all bookings for the guest room and notify Remus Management Ltd so that payment may be taken from the resident involved. The Caretaker will also be responsible for ensuring that the relevant resident is provided with keys in advance of their booking and for cleaning and preparing the linens between bookings.

●  To maintain a petty cash float, keep records and receipts, and account to Remus Management Ltd on a regular basis in order that the levels may be maintained.

●  To be respectful, impartial and maintain the confidentiality of residents' personal details and information.

●  To keep residents informed of the latest information, regulations, legislation provided by the managing agent or other authorities and ensure relevant information is on the notice boards.

●  Ensure that the building is secure and that the communal doors and windows have not been left open.

●  Respond to emergencies as required such as fire, police or ambulance and get the appropriate help.

●  Keep a general diary of all significant events that occur in the apartment blocks such as accidents, injuries, disputes and maintenance issues.

●  Provide a message pad and/or board so that residents can leave messages for the Caretaker if not in attendance.

●  The Caretaker will have a set of keys for all doors and cupboards and will be retained at all times.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will be;

●  Able to work confidently on their own

●  Courteous, honest and practical

●  Able to work flexibly

●  Able to demonstrate good communication skills

Ideally the successful candidate would have previous basic caretaker experience.