Caretaker – Part Time
Caretaker – Part Time
Homeless Supported Housing
Working across Bury St Edmunds, Thetford and Diss
19 hours per week – 3 or 4 shifts per week
Sanctuary Supported Living is the largest provider of housing related support to single homeless people in Suffolk and Norfolk. The aim of our services is to ensure our clients achieve their own goals and aspirations through the support and encouragement of our staff and focusing on delivering excellent quality.
We are currently seeking a Caretaker to play a vital role in preparing vacant properties for re-let, completing scheme-based repairs and maintaining a safe and well-presented environment across a number of our schemes.
The primary focus of our services is to support clients in a range of areas including, finding employment, recovery from addiction and building stability through a range of social activities. A successful outcome is achieved when our customers can move on to suitable long-term accommodation appropriate to their needs.
As a Caretaker across our Homeless Supported Housing service you will support our operational teams by carrying out general maintenance in the schemes and grounds, whilst respecting the privacy and dignity of clients within the schemes.
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, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.
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.
The role of Caretaker will include:
- Supporting operational staff in the quick preparation of properties to re-let to allow vulnerable customers to be re-housed
- Carrying out day to day repairs to help the running of services and ensure we provide a well-balanced, supportive, environment.
- 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 regular updates
- Identifying potential maintenance issues and reporting these in a timely manner, to maintain a safe environment
- Travel is a requirement of the role, therefore a full valid driving licence is essential
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 work place
- 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
- £10.42 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
Closing Date: 29 March 2023
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
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.