Cleaner/Caretaker Job at Flaxfields in Cambridge

Job Description

Mobile Cleaning and Caretaker (Repairs & Maintenance)

This role is based within the mobile caretaking teams in Cambridgeshire/London areas. We are looking to add a new member to the mobile cleaning rounds. A full driving licence is essential for this role.

Hours – 7:30 to 16:30 Monday to Friday – Flexible

Key Duties:

The role is 50% Cleaning and 50% Repairs and Maintenance with Caretaking Duties

The cleaning is all communal areas

A selection of caretaking duties

Reading and recording communal electricity meters so that electric bills aren’t paid on estimates and that all billing is accurate and up to date. Creates better more efficient budgeting and tracking of expenses

Making sure that all communal areas are well lit, changing light bulbs that have blown, along with checking the charge on batteries (replacing if necessary) and fuses.

Making sure that the information is up to date as well as relevant notices to residents are appropriately displayed on notice boards.

Making sure that standpipes and irrigation systems are fully operative and protected, insulated and not leaking

Removing abandoned bikes/ Tagging bikes that look abandoned and diarising a return

Removing debris and leaves from aqua drains & storm drains

Making sure that there are no trip hazards from communal media (curbs/paving etc)

Ensuring Monthly pictorial site reports are compiled with comments and sent to Management

Carrying out minor Repairs & Maintenance where necessary (time permitting)

Ensuring Insurance documents are displayed on the notice board

Litter picking

Liaising with the Estate Management team on estate issues

Removing of Estate Agent boards if attached to communal media

Monitoring of hard landscaping and tree’s (small amount of gardening/weeding)

Rotation of bins and keeping bin lids clean

Sweeping out of bin and bike stores

Ensuring any automatic pedestrian and car gates are working

Test lifts (if any)

Remove cob-webs if cleaners have missed them

Any strewn junk mail is placed in the recycling bin

Ensure that the bin stores have the right signage and that its clear and legible

All tools and equipment is provided, work van is provided, company card for expenses. Small family business, you work hard for us, we are flexible accommodating for you.

Due to the recent events interviews may take place via skype or similar app. Please indicate how best you can remotely have an interview if possible. We understand everyone may not be set up for this.

The contract will be an employed contract but on a zero hours basis. It does depend on the current situation but currently the cleaning and H&S repairs are classes as a key worker and are allowed to continue. Normally this role would be full time and will result in this once the current situation resolves.

The cleaning element may increase in the current situation we may do additional cleans should this be required. Therefore we require you to be flexible.

The advertised salary is based on full time hours


  • Flexible working hours
  • On-site parking

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract

Salary: £18,000.00 to £21,000.00 /year


  • Repairs and Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)

About Company

Company: Flaxfields

Company Location:  Cambridge

About Flaxfields