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Title:  Caretaker - Part Time

Location: 

Eastbourne, South East, GB, BN21 4PU

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  174604

 

Caretaker – Part Time

 

Hyde Gardens and St Aubyn’s, Eastbourne

 

£10.94

 

13 hours per week

 

 

We are currently recruiting for a Caretaker to join our friendly team at Hyde Gardens and St Aubyn’s in Eastbourne to play a vital role in maintaining safe and well-presented environments.

 

Ay Hyde Gardens we provide support for adults with a range of mental health needs. Our dedicated team support our residents to develop their skills and live as independently as possible.  Hyde Gardens consists of 11 one-bedroom apartments and eight studio apartments, a communal lounge and shared laundry facilities.

 

St Aubyn’s Road is a homeless scheme with 8 rooms that have shared facilities and a one bedroomed annexe flat. We support 9 adults, who are referred to us by Eastbourne Borough Council, in temporary supported accommodation for up to a year

 

Strong interpersonal skills and a friendly, open, manner are essential for success in this role. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives by creating a safe and comfortable environment for our residents, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within our established and experienced teams.

 

We value our team and encourage learning and progression through our comprehensive induction programme, as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary offers our own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all.

 

Sanctuary also offers a great employee rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.

 

Read more about Hyde Gardens here and St Aubyn’s Road here

 

The role of Caretaker will include:

  • Carrying out weekly Health and Safety checks and risk assessments, adhering to relevant regulations and guidelines
  • Fulfilling general caretaking duties, including basic repairs, cleaning, landscaping and grounds maintenance duties
  • Maintaining an adequate supply of tools and equipment and restocking as necessary, to enable the effective delivery of services
  • Completing accurate daily work records and providing updates to customers
  • Identifying potential maintenance issues and reporting these in a timely manner, to maintain a safe environment

 

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience in a similar caretaking or maintenance role is essential
  • Ability to identify and/or carry out minor repairs
  • An understanding of basic health and safety in the workplace
  • Practical experience in operating hand tools and light machinery is desirable
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and organisational skills are key to this role
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

 

Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.

 

We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services, floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and older people.

 

Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to a maximum of 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours
  • £10.94 per hour

 

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click here

  

Read the full job profile here

 

Closing Date: 13 July 2022

 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

 

For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary

 

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.


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