Caretaker / Facilities Assistant


Job Title: Caretaker / Facilities Assistant
Responsible To: Facilities Manager
Salary: £18,795
Location: Ancoats, M4 6AG
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week (rota based including evenings and Saturdays)
Duration: Initial 12-month fixed-term contract


Mustard Tree is a charity that helps people to learn new skills, find work, secure accommodation. Through our community shops we provide food and the resources needed to create a home. We offer warm, creative and aspirational spaces and opportunities for people to improve their lives.

Role Purpose

To work with the facilities manager to implement a timetable of caretaking and cleaning duties and facilities work supported by volunteers/staff for the benefit of building users within agreed hours across all Mustard Tree sites.


What you will be doing: Job Description

  • Supervise and support in line with the weekly rota, out-of-hours facilities activities, organising and communicating with different partners who are using the building, providing the Mustard Tree welcome.
  • Maintain cleanliness of all areas of the building including exterior in line with the daily sites cleaning schedules.
  • Set up and take down meeting rooms for internal and external bookings in line with room booking forms.
  • Replenish and replace all materials related to facilities as and when required, maintaining agreed stock levels.
  • Ensuring the building is securely locked down and alarmed as keyholder.
  • Identify, address, log and report any repairs needed to all areas of the building including exterior within the Facilities management system.
  • Work with the Freedom Co-ordinators in supporting and building relationships with Freedom Volunteers and Friends of Mustard Tree.
  • Provide inductions for partners, guests, staff, contractors and volunteers where required.
  • Work with the Facilities Manager to create outcomes and reports on a regular basis.
  • Develop and maintain good Health and Safety policies and procedures applicable to your role.
  • Be a fire marshall for Mustard Tree.
  • Be on rota for emergency call out.
  • Attend Mustard Tree compliance and statutory training as required.
  • Attend weekly communication sessions and monthly 1 to 1 reviews with Facilities Manager.

 General Work duties:

  • Support volunteers and service users to develop ‘work ready’ skills and behaviours and feel part of the community.
  • Work within health & safety guidelines and Mustard Tree policies and procedures
  • Supporting other staff teams and provide practical relief cover for work-streams
  • Take responsibility for professional development.
  • Leading by example, embodying Mustard Tree values and represent the charity as required.
  • Contribute towards being an environmentally responsible organisation as part of day-to-day activities including recycling and supporting ‘paper-lite’ practices.
  • Other tasks and duties relevant to the role as required by the organisation
  • Be flexible able to work Saturdays as required and agreed

What we are looking for: Person Specification

Specification Essential / Desirable
Good interpersonal skills, including verbal communication skills. Essential
Flexible and enthusiastic approach, able to work on their own initiative as well as work cooperatively. Essential
Kind, encouraging and respectful, and enjoys working with a diverse range of people Essential
Personal accountability with a positive and proactive approach to problem solving Essential
Physically able to undertake all required duties including manual handling Essential
Strong time management and administration skills, with the ability to multitask and work to deadlines Essential
Willing to undertake personal development and team training Essential
Working knowledge of health and safety, incident management and/or conflict resolution Desirable
Experience of working with and/or supporting people, and experience of working with vulnerable adults Desirable
Minimum 2 years’ experience in caretaking Desirable

To apply please send your latest CV along with a two-page cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements specified in the job description and person specification, and why you would like to be considered for the role to

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 26th July.

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