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Resident Porter/Caretaker

Job Title: Resident Porter/Caretaker
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West London, London
Salary: £15000 per annum + Studio Flat
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: LO002615
Contact Name: James Brewer
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 07, 2015 12:41

Job Description

Our client is currently seeking a Live-In Porter/Caretaker to oversee the day to day running of a luxury residential apartment building in South West London. The position comes with a fully expensed studio flat.


1. Collect all loose rubbish from ground (front & rear), paths and porches.
2. Collect rubbish from beside refuse chute and place in bins outside, in preparation of the collection by the local authority refuse team.
3. Check bin rooms and sweep as necessary.
4. To walk the building in the morning and evening - and various intervals during the day. Inspecting for cleanliness, repair and security. All defects should be reported to the managing agent. It is important that the fire escapes are included within these patrols.
5. Ensuring all external doors, windows, fire exit doors, plant room doors and bin store doors are kept closed, and where applicable locked at all times. This includes the fire exit doors. (Bin store doors to be unlocked when refuse collection is due.)
6. Inspect all common parts, replace light bulbs where necessary.
7. Monitor car parking. Noting unauthorised vehicles, take appropriate action. (Persistent offenders to be reported to the Managing Agent.) Ensure access is possible for emergency vehicles at all times.
8. Patrol external areas (when dark) - check possible areas for vagrants.
9. Keep note in log book of all faults reported by residents.
10. Check carpets and vacuum as necessary, ensure entrances and staircases are clean at all times.
11. Inspect common areas for any obstructions or hazards and ensure appropriate action to remedy. (I.e. either speak directly with the resident concerned or the Managing Agent.)
12. Clean glass/mirrors within lift carriages.
13. Ensure that the Porters desk is clean at all times. (fully dusted/polished and tidy)
14. To check the operation of the lift and report any faults.
15. Ensure passenger lifts are thoroughly cleaned (buttons, ledges, floors).
16. Clean entry phone panel.
17. Wipe any light marks from the walls in the entrance, hallway and stairwells.

Previous experience working in luxury apartments is essential.

All candidates must be able to provide excellent references and be willing to undergo full vetting checks.

James Brewer
PMR Agency
0207 436 0360

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