Caretaker / Peripatetic Caretaker

We have exciting opportunities to join a values-driven, ambitious and dynamic social enterprise, delivering a range of services to promote access to work.

Our services include information and guidance to those excluded from work and commercial contracts which create and sustain entry-level employment opportunities, with all our profits reinvested in supporting our corporate objectives and those of our parent company, Bolton at Home.

If you would like to discuss the role please contact us at hello@startswithyou.org.uk for more information or request an application form in large print

POSITION DETAILS 
Job Title: Caretaker / Peripatetic Caretaker
Salary: Real Living Wage
Department: Support Services
Reports To: Support Services Manager
Contract Type: Permanent (subject to probation completion); Flexible working available (including the potential to job share)

Closing Date: Friday 3rd December 20201

Interviews: TBC

Start Date: ASAP

Role Responsibilities & Purpose

Provide a caretaking and cleaning service as well as carrying out minor DIY jobs for customers living on Bolton at Home’s sheltered schemes and Extra Care units.  Each scheme will have an allocation of handyperson hours for the residents to use as they choose on minor repairs and improvements. Priority is given to the cleaning and caretaking duties. To ensure that all sheltered schemes are cleaned and maintained to an exceptional standard when covering sickness. This post is transferable to work across all Bolton at Home properties.

Key Duties & Tasks

  • Daily, weekly, and monthly clearing and cleaning of communal areas incl. kitchens, toilets, gardens
  • Putting out communal bins / keeping bin area clean
  • Maintaining flower beds/shrubbery or pathways low-level gardening
  • Litter picking on scheme/report fly-tipping
  • Report any concerns regarding residents’ health or wellbeing / advise customers of how to access Bolton at Home services
  • Support Bolton at Home activities on-site e.g., setting rooms up
  • ‘Very’ minor repairs to communal areas e.g., changing light bulbs
  • Personal minor DIY/repairs for residents e.g., building flat-pack furniture, putting up shelves, unblocking sinks, removing carpets, tightening screws, minor plastering etc.
  • Recording completion of tasks on the relevant paperwork
  • Absence cover for other team members
  • Maintain safe conditions and safe working practices on site
  • Support and conduct weekly fire alarm testing.

Additional Role Information

  • Any job offer will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check and references
  • Casual car user post, own vehicle required as is full/clean driving licence
  • Understanding of the needs of older people
  • Desirable Computer literacy / able to use Word and Excel
  • Able to work alone using own initiative
  • Experience in a similar role.

In order to be shortlisted, you must demonstrate that you meet all the essential criteria and as many of the desirable criteria as possible. Where we have a large number of applications that meet all of the essential criteria, we will then use the desirable criteria to produce the shortlist.

All disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria will be included on the shortlist.

 

If you would like any support completing the application form, understanding the process, or getting ready for interviews, you can contact our Employability and Partnerships Officer, Andy Strutt on 07706735103 or email andy.strutt@startswithyou.org.uk for confidential advice. 

Selection Criteria:

Identification                                                                                                                                      Method             Rank 

Skills & Abilities                                                                                                                                  all :  A/I                    E

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Empathy with residents
  • Physically able to undertake the work (may require moving furniture)
  • Able to work using own initiative
  • Able and willing to work alongside and support colleagues when required
  • Ability to manage own time and complete tasks in an efficient manner
  • The ability to use a wide range of tools safely

General & Specialist Knowledge                                                                                                   all :  A/I                  E

  • The experience and skills to carry out a wide range of household DIY tasks and repairs
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Awareness of Health and Safety issue

Education & Training                                                                                                                      all :  A/I/C                  E

• Good standard of numeracy and literacy

Relevant Experience                                                                                                                       all :  A/I                    D

  • Experience of working in a practical environment
  • Customer service experience
  • A professional, approachable, organised and friendly approach

Special Requirements                                                                                                                      all :  A/I                    E

  • Understanding needs of older people
  • An understanding of the health & safety aspects of working in people’s homes
  • DBS check
  • Willingness to travel
  • Use of car/clean driving licence

Key – Identification Method:

A:  Application Form
I:   Interview
T:  Test
C:  Copy of Certificates
P:  Presentation
G:  Group Assessment

Rank:  E: Essential        D: Desirable

Company Values: Our values are important to us. They guide the way we treat each other, our staff, customers and partners to be certain that we provide excellent services.

One Team: Colleagues are able to be their best, feel valued and contribute to our success
Ambition: We will work hard to learn, grow, and achieve the best for ourselves, our company and those we work with
Integrity: you can rely on us. We are open, honest, and transparent in our dealings with everyone and deliver on our promises.
Passionate: We love what we do, focus on the positives, and create time and space to have fun in the workplace
Empowering People: We treat each other with respect and celebrate our diversity

If you would like any support completing the application form, understanding the process, or getting ready for interviews, you can contact our Employability and Partnerships Officer, Andy Strutt on 07706735103 or email andy.strutt@startswithyou.org.uk for confidential advice. 

To apply, please complete the application form below:

Keyworker – Motiv8

This is an exciting opportunity to join a values-driven, ambitious and dynamic social enterprise, delivering a range of services to promote access to work.

Our services include information and guidance to those excluded from work and commercial contracts which create and sustain entry-level employment opportunities, with all our profits reinvested in supporting our corporate objectives and those of our parent company, Bolton at Home.

If you would like to discuss the role please contact us at hello@startswithyou.org.uk for more information or an application form.

We have TWO positions available: 

Title: Keyworker – Motiv8
Hours of work: Fixed term, 35 hours (Mon-Fri)
Interviews: TBC
Start date: as soon as possible
Salary: £23,580.36
Closing Date: Sunday 19th December 2021

Role Contract End Date: 31st March 2023

The Role

We are looking to recruit one key worker with the skills and experience of working with complex individuals to support the delivery of the programme across Greater Manchester.

You will need to be passionate about helping others, be able to work in an innovative and creative style and want to improve the lives and opportunities of the people we are supporting. This will also include managing a caseload and working from locations throughout Greater Manchester. Issues that people experience will range from debt and financial hardship, homelessness, domestic abuse, physical health, mental well being and alcohol and drug dependency – and many more besides

You will be employed to work solely on the Motiv8 programme. Your position is funded by the European Union, through the European Social Fund (2014-2020) and the National Lottery Community Fund through the Building Better Opportunities Programme.

Reporting to: Team Manager

Key Work Objectives:

  1. To carry out your role and live the Starts with you values in a way that leads to increasing levels of internal and external customer satisfaction.
  2. Manage and monitor a caseload of participants mobilising action plans and agreed outcomes to meet deadlines and targets in line with the programme and ESF guidance.
  3. To provide a flexible and holistic support service to participants and maintain regular contact with them to continually assess their support needs ensuring positive engagement with statutory and non-statutory services.
  4. To develop relationships with key partners and stakeholders to secure successful outcomes.
  5. To develop and deliver one to one and group interventions across the Motiv8 project to maximise opportunities to participants.
  6. Ensure accurate case files are maintained for the participant journey and auditing purposes in a timely manner in accordance with ESF regulations.
  7. To be a pro-active member of the team; continually seeking to improve and develop your own skills and the performance of the team. Seek to improve processes, keeping value for money as a focus. Operate within and comply with our policies, procedures and values at all times.

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work with internal and external colleagues to achieve common objectives
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Willingness to undertake job-related training
  • A flexible approach to work
  • Preserves confidentiality and Human Rights
  • Effective communications skills
  • Excellent Organisational skills
  • Excellent Time Management skills
  • IT Skills

Education & Training

  • GCSE Grades A-C in Mathematics and English
  • On-going commitment to self-development

Relevant Experience

  • Experience in similar roles supporting vulnerable people

Special Requirements

  • DBS check
  • Full clean driving licence and use of a vehicle is essential

Work in line with our SWY Values

  • One Team – Working together as a unit regardless of job role
  • Ambitious – Being the best you can be
  • Integrity – Upholding honesty. We do not compromise the truth
  • Passionate – Focus on positives and have fun in the workplace
  • Empowering people – Support and encourage

 

About Starts with you

Starts with you (SWY) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bolton at Home, a large charitable housing association with around 18,000 properties, based in Bolton. Operating as an independent Limited Co. we provide a range of Community Support and Environment services in and around Greater Manchester, with a focus on supporting local people to develop and to access work. As a social enterprise, we operate commercially, reinvesting profits in our social purpose or gift aid to our charitable parent company.

This is a perfect time to join SWY following a period of significant growth and as we move to high-quality new offices and review our strategies for future growth.

SWY offer competitive and attractive benefits including:

  • Above-average pension contributions
  • High-quality new offices
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee Support Package
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days holiday, with a holiday purchase plan
  • Employee learning and development opportunities

About Motiv8

Motiv8 supports people aged over 25 across Greater Manchester who need support to get their lives back on track – whether they are experiencing issues with health, alcohol, drugs, domestic violence, debt, homelessness or other challenges. The programme supports those who are under-represented in the labour market.

 

To apply – please complete the application form below