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Safer Housing Caretaker

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
£25,880 - £27,904 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2020

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Housing, Management and Maintenance, Neighbourhood Services
Contract Type
Full time
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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 role

Camden’s Estate Management Service is changing the way in which it delivers caretaking services, on its housing estates. Alongside their fixed caretaking colleagues, our new Safer Housing Caretakers, will play a key part providing a flexible caretaking role; responding to the day to day challenges as they arise: keeping our estates clean and safe. We are looking for practical and flexible individuals who enjoy working out of doors and meeting our residents- people from all walks of life who live on our estates and deserve a clean and safe place to live. Duties will include checking fire precautions in buildings, keeping corridors and fire escapes clear, sweeping, cleaning, removing graffiti, undertaking special assignments and project work; making a difference on our estates and helping to make them a great and safe place to live.

This is a reactive role making sure that caretaking requests wherever they arise on our estates are dealt with quickly. No day will be the same and you will enjoy travelling around all of our estates: working under your own steam or with colleagues in small teams. Always courteous, and ready to go the extra mile, you will be proactive and enthusiastic in your approach and keen to get what needs to be done- completed quickly. Highly visible; you will be approachable and patient as you value listening to our residents and making sure they are always satisfied with the quality of the Council’s new caretaking service. If you are enthusiastic about customer service and making a difference please do apply for this new team and join our caretaking service.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience for this role we’d love to hear from you!

When completing your application, please tell us about your specific skills, knowledge and experience, demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

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.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

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.

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, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 19th July 2020 23:59pm

Interviews to be held: W/C 29th July 2020

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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are 20th July and 17th August 2020


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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020 7974 4444
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