Caretaker

Caretaker

Ref: 7643 Category: Other Staff

We are looking for a caretaker to ensure the smooth running of our clients beautiful estate in Berkshire. This is a fantastic environment to work in.

Duties will include:

  • To take responsibility for security of the House and act as the main Key Holder/ First Responder in the event of an Intruder Alarm activation and liaise with the family, other Estate personnel and police should an incident occur.
  • To remain vigilant at all times ensuring that gates, doors and windows of the premises are secure and each evening set the Intruder Alarm.
  • To take responsibility for the safety of the premises and again act as the main Key Holder/ First Responder in the event of a Fire Alarm activation and liaise with the family, other Estate personnel and Fire and Rescue Service should an incident occur.
  • To be responsible for  carrying out all system checks / tests on the Intruder and Fire Alarm systems and reporting any faults to the respective service and maintenance company, recording details and actions.
  • To prepare the House on a daily basis which includes turning off the intruder alarm, opening curtains and shutters (as required) and checking the condition / cleanliness of rooms, hallways and stairs and preparing fires in winter months.
  • To close the House at the end of each day, ensuring curtains drawn/ shutters and doors are secured and setting the intruder alarm.
  • To ensure heating plant and equipment is efficiently and effectively operated, make adjustments as necessary and reports defects and malfunctions to the Estate Maintenance Manager
  • To take responsibility for managing all household systems and equipment and carry out basic maintenance. Arrange to clear blockages, remove foreign matter from sinks, toilets, drains, kitchen grease traps etc. and clean up spillages as required. For more complex issues to report to the Estate Maintenance Manager to ensure appropriate remedial action is taken to rectify any faults.
  • To monitor stock levels of consumable items such as fuel, grit, toiletries, light bulbs, fire logs etc and arrange to replenish supplies in accordance with current procedures.
  • To comply with the requirements of Health and Safety, other relevant legislation and Estate policies
  • To maintain the wine cellar including stock management and rotation.
  • To take care of the family dogs, including walking, feeding and washing.
  • To drive family members from time to time using family / Estate vehicles.
  • To clean the family car(s), conduct routine checks inc tyre pressures, oil / water levels and ensure they are MOT’d, insured, serviced and taxed.
  • To act as point of contact for visitors or contractors arriving at the premise and take collection of post and other deliveries as required (ensuring they are passed on the addressee)

 

 

Location
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
£30000 Per Year + fully expensed, large, self contained, beautiful, one bedroomed apartment
Household
2 adults and 2 children
Working Days
5 days including some weekends
Working Hours
40
Start Date
ASAP
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