Cleaner/Assistant Caretaker

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Borehamwood, Radlett
Fixed Term
Part-time hours
Closing date: 01/11/2023
Disability Confident Employer

Communities 1st

The role of the Cleaner is to provide a comprehensive cleaning and setup service at the Community Centres managed by Communities 1st. The main places of work are Organ Hall, Windsor Hall, Farriers Community Centre, Aberford Community Centre and Phillimore Centre. You will be part of a team of cleaner/caretakers.

The successful applicant will be required to open and close the community centres for occasional hirers as required both during the week and at weekends. Regular hirers of the centres have their own keys and do not need this service.

Ensure that Health & Safety issues and licensing requirements are strictly adhered to.

To inspect the interior & exterior of the building for general cleanliness on a daily basis.
A weekly check must also be conducted for any defects & malfunctioning equipment. Make good any defects where appropriate or report to the Caretaker/Community Assets Facilitator as soon as possible so that repairs can be arranged.

The Cleaner must be able to manage their time effectively familiarising themselves with weekly work logs and plan duties around building user requirements

To deal with any other matter which would facilitate the smooth running of the community centres, or as may reasonably be required by the Manager.


Cleaning & Servicing:

a) To clean and service on a regular, planned, basis and to a high standard, the facilities and floors of the community centres managed by Communities 1st as specified in the attached Schedule

b) To ensure that the building remains tidy and that all furniture and equipment is appropriately stored after use.

c) To monitor stocks of cleaning supplies and other consumables and to advise the office staff to ensure that they are replenished in good time.

d) To organise and receive deliveries or collections from contractors and suppliers, e.g. cleaning supplies and equipment for functions.


a) To assist with (as appropriate) the setting out and subsequent removal and securing after use, of chairs, tables and other equipment provided in the centres.

Management of Systems:

To manage and adjust systems and services within the centres as and when required with particular regard to:

a) Testing the fire alarm system on a weekly basis and recording the results thereof.

b) Testing the emergency lighting system on a weekly basis and recording the results thereof.

c) Regulating the heating system to ensure that an adequate level of heating is maintained while ensuring the unnecessary usage is avoided.


a) Minor handyperson maintenance e.g. carpentry repairs, notice boards etc

b) Emergency requests, e.g. assist with flood maintenance, etc

c) To ensure that the Services Manager is promptly informed of any new maintenance issues.

d) Arrange access for repairs and maintenance by other contractors

Supervision of Premises:

a) Portering duties as required for meetings/events

b) To monitor the activities in the centres to ensure that hirers comply with the Terms and Conditions of Hire and other statutory requirements.

c) To open and close the Hall at times appropriate to the booking schedule and to secure the premises when the Hall is not in use.

d) To retain custody of the keys to the building. Keys may only be loaned/provided to hirers or other third parties with the express permission of the Services Manager or Chief Executive.

e) Inspect facilities to ascertain all is generally in an acceptable order – any damage to be brought to the attention of the hirer.


a) To attend training courses and complete all the appropriate Health & Safety requirements for the role.