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Title:  Caretaker


Ely, East Anglia, GB, CB6 3NW

Department:  Maintenance Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Maintenance
Requisition Number:  55030


Sanctuary Maintenance provides a wide range of property maintenance and facilities management solutions for thousands of customers nationwide. Our staff help make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives.


Mobile Caretaker


Lancaster Way, Ely


£18,543 per annum (rising to £19,519 after 12 months service subject to satisfactory performance)


40 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm



Why work for us?

Sanctuary Maintenance provides in-house repairs and maintenance services for an extensive portfolio of properties across Sanctuary Group’s organisations.  As part of a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to achieve outstanding results for our customers based on our values - working in an open and transparent way, creating strong partnerships with our customers and providing a first-class customer service.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Mobile Caretaker to join our well established Estate Services team based in Ely but covering mainly the geographic area of East Cambridgeshire and entering into parts of Suffolk, South Cambs and fenland on the border of this area.  You will be working across multiple sites per day, with a focus to provide true customer service. Full support and training will be provided, the role is rewarding and individual effort is recognised. If you are a motivated team player with a keen eye for detail, this could be the role for you.


The role of Mobile Caretaker will include:

  • Undertaking general caretaking duties including; cleaning communal areas, removing bulk waste from void properties including garden waste
  • Working with other maintenance teams to identify faults, resolve issues and improve services
  • Completing all documents and paperwork concerning tasks completed
  • Ensuring tools and equipment are maintained in a suitable condition


Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience within a cleaning or caretaking role is essential
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety is desirable
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with fast changing requirements
  • This role will involve driving on company business. In order to drive a company vehicle, drivers must hold a full valid UK driving licence


Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • Criminal records checks are funded by Sanctuary
  • At least 24 days paid holiday plus public  holidays
  • Health and well-being plans, including voluntary critical illness scheme
  • 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


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Closing Date: 24 October 2019


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


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Building Equality and Diversity

We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
A basic Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Maintenance Contractors Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.