Caretaker/Handyman - 6m FTC - Immediate Start

  • Location
    Wimbledon, Greater London
  • Category
    Construction & Property - Facilities Management
  • Contract Type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Construction & Property
  • External Reference
    JCCAHM
  • Salary
    25000 £ - 27000 £ / Year

6 month FTC (possibly longer) - Immediate Start


Job Title: Caretaker/Handyman


Location: Wimbledon


Salary: £25k - 27k pa pro rata



We are looking for a Caretaker/Handyman to join our well established client's team on a 12 month FTC based in Wimbledon. Your key responsibilities will be to maintain equipment and facilities, carrying out minor repairs and highlighting problems to the Facilities Assistant.


You must be flexible with the scope of work required as you will be called upon to deal with various issues. The job holder is expected to deal with any problem that may arise with or within the company by contacting many different contractors and external suppliers as well as carrying out minor repairs.


This is an important role in regard to any Safety issues which must be identified as soon as possible. You will be responsible for setting up conference rooms and equipment as required.


Your Duties will include, but not be limited to:



  • Clear rear grounds, car park and raised beds of rubbish daily.

  • Check plant room equipment - carry out daily lamp test, reset boilers, report any faults to Facilities Assistant/Manager.

  • Check basement car park for number of spaces and ensure all correct permits are shown.

  • Ensure MOT and service requirements for van met, ensure any faults are rectified and van is maintained in safe running order.

  • Deliver paper supplies to building as and when necessary, on the request of individual departments.

  • During the summer months, removal of weeds on the roof, upper car park, ramp and front of the building as well as conducting jet wash.

  • Rearrange meeting rooms as necessary, providing overhead projection equipment, flip charts and sound systems as appropriate and in a timely manner.

  • Undertake bank runs as and when necessary, accompanied by a member of the Finance Department and/or Catering team.

  • Ensure building recycling of all waste and the rubbish for weekly collection takes place.

  • Clear rubbish from front entrance and raised beds at front of building - morning and afternoon.

  • Answer and deal with telephone calls and emails to the Facilities Helpdesk. This will involve assessing the problem and either dealing with it or referring it to a contractor.

  • Deal with minor faults e.g. changing light bulbs, air controllers, and requests for assistance from building users.

  • Tour building identifying faults/untidiness, e.g. fire extinguishers removed from stands, taking immediate remedial action where possible.

  • Check fire escape routes and main lobby areas are clear, particularly around evacuation chairs.

  • Leave bins out for collection and retrieve bins the next day.

  • Empty ashtrays in smoking shelter.

  • Occasionally dealing with unpleasant tasks, g. general maintenance of toilets, unblocking toilets, etc.

  • Move furniture and assist with major office moves, as necessary.

  • Undertake any reasonable request for assistance from the Senior Facilities Co-ordinator and/or Facilities Assistant, not covered by the above


Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:



  • Basic knowledge of general building maintenance; previous experience of a similar role essential

  • Health and Safety awareness

  • Ability to undertake straightforward administrative tasks including calculations

  • Ability to carry out general building maintenance; ability to conduct general minor repairs to building fabric and equipment

  • The ability to interact with colleagues in a positive way and to be able to liaise effectively with external suppliers

  • The ability to keep up to date with knowledge and learn new skills in their field of work

  • Competent use of relevant technology including basic Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • The ability to take and relay messages

  • The ability to understand and follow procedures and instructions

  • The ability to adopt a flexible approach

  • To deal with information on a confidential basis

  • Working knowledge of DSE Risk Assessment

  • Clean driving licence


If you have the right skills and experience for this role then please apply today. Our client is looking forward to conducting interviews and starting someone new in their team. By registering with Office Angels you will benefit from the support of a dedicated and experienced recruitment consultant, have access to various interviewing techniques, regular updates of the local employment market and consistent feedback on all applications. This service is offered right through to the day you start your new role and beyond! Please be aware that we are currently receiving a high volume of applications and will endeavour to contact all applicants, however if you have not been contacted within 72hrs please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion and your CV will be kept on record for future positions. Office Angels is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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