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Job Description

Service Care Solutions is looking for an experienced Caretaker to work in Summergrove Halls, Whitehaven.

Job Purpose:

To perform the 'first responder' and site coordination role for maintenance issues, emergencies, or incidents on campus and to oversee, supervise and coordinate all estates and facilities management activities on campus to ensure that a suitable and sufficient level of support is provided to all students, staff, and visitors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure the building is ready for business at the start of the day and that it is secure without defects at the close.
  • Perform basic maintenance duties such as repairing furniture, fixing broken door handles, replacing broken toilet seats etc.
  • Carry out daily, weekly, and monthly checks, tests, and inspections to ensure compliance with statutory legislation e.g. emergency light tests, fire alarm tests, first aid kits, water outlet flushing.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for all incidents, emergencies, and high-risk events on campus - liaising with the local emergency services and the Preston-based Security and Estates Services & Capital Projects managers overseeing security and emergency response etc.
  • Oversee the testing of fire alarms and fire evacuation drills on campus - ensuring the safe and controlled evacuation of students, staff, and visitors. To also act as Incident Manager for activations.
  • To carry out regular internal and external campus housekeeping inspections and dynamic risk assessments to ensure that the campus remains safe, secure, and presented to the highest standard at all times.
  • Provide occasional cover for main UCLan reception.
  • Monitor the condition and utilisation of car parks on campus, through patrolling and controlling the booking of visitor parking spaces and coordinating event parking in accordance with the UCLan Car Parking Policy.


  • Previous experience within Caretaking.
  • Full UK Driving License required.
  • Have the flexibility to work outside of normal working hours.
  • Good communication skills.

Working hours:
Monday to Friday 8am-4pm

If you have any questions, please call on 01772 208967 or email