Location: 5 Pancras Square
Salary: £36,630 - £42,490
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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Join Camden’s new estates management service
We are looking for talented people to join our new estates management service which launches in 2020. A local team to support residents and keep their homes clean and safe, this new service will play an important part in our communities and has been shaped by the people who call our council houses home.
Estates management is hugely important to the council and residents. The newly launched service will include highly trained caretakers who will be focused on providing a more local service and keeping our residents safe.
The Caretaking Manager is responsible for the delivery of a consistently high standard of cleanliness to residential buildings as well as external areas within the parameters of Camden’s estates.
You will have a wide and varied remit that involves overseeing the performance standards of waste management, grounds maintenance and managing health and safety issues particularly involving resident and staff safety. You will identify and report hazards, working with contractors through to supporting first responders in any emergency situation.
Responsible for a team of up to ten caretakers, you will be empowered and expected to pro-actively identify and resolve factors and barriers that can inhibit the smooth running of the service, developing innovative ways to work with residents for improved service delivery.
You will have a proven ability to lead and inspire staff to enhance their capability to achieve the requirements of the role whilst ensuring service delivery and excellent customer care standards.
You will be able to utilise manual handling equipment as required as well as carry out health and safety inspections.
Experience of prioritising and planning conflicting workloads on a regular basis in order to meet deadlines and set targets is essential, as is the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with residents, contractors, colleagues, elected members, contractors etc.
This post holder is required to hold a full current UK Driving License.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard
Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.
How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Paper applications are also available from reception desk Crowndale Centre, Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BD.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at email@example.com, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Sunday 9th August 2020 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 200000A2
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are 17th August and 21st September 2020