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Estate Caretaker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious professional, to join us as our new Estate Caretaker. Key to the role is cleaning and maintaining communal properties and gardens at our Swarcliffe Estate. It also involves carrying out basic health and safety compliance checks and minor repairs. 

We believe work is something you do, not somewhere you go so if you want to work for a company who are truly flexible and where you are valued then this could be the role for you! 


About Yorkshire Housing  

Here at Yorkshire Housing our customers are at the heart of what we do – we are not just your typical housing provider! In a nutshell we own and manage nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire and our mission is to make it possible for our tenants to have a place they’re proud to call home. 

We are looking for people who share our vision and take ownership of their work to achieve impact by delivering results and creating trust with our customers. In return, we will invest in you to help develop your career.  

Want to know more about your next challenge?  


Your Role 

Within the role you will carry out routine patrols and inspections across the Swarcliffe estate and test facilities such as emergency lights. You will also be emptying void properties as well as carrying out ground's maintenance work. This exciting role also involves cleaning and regular heavy lifting, whilst also undertaking a range of minor repairs to communal properties, gardens and wider estate. 

Helping and supporting the team is essential to this post. This will ensure all areas reach the required standards particularly around scheduled inspections. You will also act as a contact for tenants to provide a source of basic advice and assistance for customers. 

Being friendly and approachable you will form excellent relationships with our colleagues and partners to ensure any issues are resolved effectively. Using your autonomy, you will spend time on your own within the role so managing your own workload is also key. 

Already feel this is the role for you? There’s much more useful information you can read in the Job Description! 


So, what do we need from you? 

The answer is simple - if you are hardworking, driven and hungry for your next challenge then we would love to hear from you! 

The below would also be great;   

  • Recognised qualification in Caretaking and Estates/Facilities management, building or related trade 
  • Experience working with people within a housing, caretaking, building or estates/ facilities management and  experience in a similar role is preferred 
  • Good practical skills carrying out repairs and cleaning 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent customer care skills 
  • Able to work as part of a team, willingness to work flexibly and on your own initiative. High level of drive, conscientious and to be self-motivated and willing to cover for team members. 
  • Confident driver and ability to drive various size commercial vehicles and have a current driving license. 


What’s in it for you…  

We offer an excellent salary of £24,591.37 per annum for a 37.5-hour week plus 25 days annual leave (rising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays.   

That’s not all - we offer a reward package to suit everyone. At Yorkshire Housing, you can claim back for prescriptions, eye tests and more with our cash plan, make the most of a variety of retail discounts and take advantage of our pension scheme where we’ll match your contributions up to 9%, just to name a few. 

We also promote a flexible approach to work and a real focus on your development with a number of internal and external training opportunities! 

One of our biggest priorities is the wellbeing of our staff and you can make the most of our readily available wellbeing support package. This includes access to a library of free fitness classes, as well as an instant My GP service and free counselling sessions with a trained professional.  


So, now you’re really interested?   

At Yorkshire Housing, we’re actively building a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse. We believe difference is what makes us stronger and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities we serve, so we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds for this role.   

We know that not all candidates will meet every single desired requirement …if your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you, please go ahead and apply! 

If you require additional support with your application, please us by email at   


The fine print   

The closing date for applications will be 04/03/2024 – don’t wait to get your application in as the role may close early! 

If you’re applying for this role internally, you must inform your line manager first.

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