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Caretaking Assistant - Cleaner

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

Job Introduction

We are looking for a Caretaking Assistant to work as a member of the Estates Services Team to provide a safe and clean environment for the Council’s communal areas within its housing blocks. 

Main Responsibility

  • To provide cleaning in our communal areas over various sites.
  • Using specialist equipment, which we will train you to use.
  • Spotting and reporting problems, like faulty lights.
  • Being helpful to residents, listening to their feedback on cleaning.
  • Assisting with any other tasks, like putting up notices.
  • Reporting urgent repairs to the Caretaker or Estates Services Supervisor.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Will have experience in working within this field or are a quick learner and will readily adapt to new cleaning techniques. 
  • You are comfortable talking and listening to our residents and happy to address any issues that may arise, either personally or reporting it to the appropriate department.
  • We need an individual who is able to use a smart phone.
  • A full driving licence (maximum of 6 points) Please note you will have access to a vehicle whilst at work.
  • Can demonstrate that they are a team player as well as being motivated to work on their own.  

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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