Caretaker/Maintenance - Student Accommodation (VS120/01)



£19,000 - £22,000/annum

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- West Midlands -- Shropshire -- Newcastle

Job Type

08 January 2019


Caretaker/Maintenance – Student Accommodation


Hours: 38 hours per week, between the hours of 8am – 8pm, Mon – Fri (on call once a month at weekends)

Salary: £19,000 - £22,000

Responsible for the day to day repairs service on site, as well as providing a planned maintenance and caretaking services.

Oversee and manage external contractors whilst they are on site, ensuring behaviour and work standards are high-quality working standards throughout.

Ensuring all our buildings are kept fully compliant by undertaking testing in line with current legislation.

My client is looking for a candidate with a plumbing qualification, City & Guilds Level 2 or similar.


  • Supports the accommodation team in the provision of maintenance services to the property in a timely and safe manner
  • Undertakes repairs and maintenance tasks competently with the skill set appropriate for the task in hand
  • Performs routine compliance testing within the facility on a weekly basis to ensure key safety equipment is in good working order
  • Recognises the residents need for confidentiality and respects the president’s own belongings while working within the property
  • Oversees the work of contracted staff while on site
  • Is effective in maintaining external areas as requested by the Facilities/Operations Manager
  • Maintains roads/paths and hard finishes are clean and free from rubbish and cigarette ends
  • Removes rubbish / waste bins to designated areas for collection, actively working to recycle as much of the waste stream as possible
  • Works in a safe manner using personal protective equipment as required, uses chemicals as directed, maintaining in a safe manner away from residents
  • Ensures the safety of residents and facilities through the effective use of security equipment provided
  • Maintains a vigilant presence while on duty, undertaking patrols and regular checks of the facility while carrying out other duties
  • Attends to fire alarms, calling on assistance from emergency services as required
  • Be on call to respond to emergencies, when required
  • Maintains strict controls on hazardous materials, in storage and in use, and observes all COSHH regulations and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Ensures that energy, resources and equipment are used in a correct, safe and economical manner in accordance with Company policies and legal requirements
  • Support the Facilities/Operations Manager in the planning, organisation and execution of the summer turn, ensuring all rooms and areas are ready for the new intake of residents each September
  • Manage workload in line with customer needs and management targets
  • Assisting the Facilities Manager with routine safety inspections and reporting
  • Costs are maintained in line with operational budgets and strives to continually look for ways to improve the service whilst maintaining cost
  • Is effective in maintaining records of incidents and fire alarms, providing reports where required
  • Conducts and records all statutory inspections and testing
  • Records various meter readings as requested by the Facilities Manager
  • Work as part of the team to ensure targets and Key Performance Indicators are met

Qualifications/Experience required:

  • Pluming qualification, City & Guilds Level 2 or similar
  • This a multi skilled post that requires arears of: Painting & Decorating, Basic Plumbing, Wood working and Grounds maintenance
  • Practical knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
  • Working knowledge of COSHH
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Professional personal presentation
  • Ability to use IT systems
  • Able to work accurately and effectively under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise tasks with conflicting deadlines 
  • Ability to multi task 
  • Ability to positively communicate in difficult or contentious situations
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers 
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve problems quickly
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible approach and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Patient approach to dealing with customers

In the first instance please apply by forwarding your CV, however, preference will be given to those who then follow up with a phone call.

Please contact Vicky at our Manchester office

Ritz recruitment – Employment Agency

Contact information

Vicky Semanda