Janitor – Newfoundland (10am-7pm)

Date Posted: 24/05/2021
Department: Residential
Company: Vertus Residential Management
Reporting to: Building Manager

Job Summary:

Reporting to  the Building Manager, the Janitor will maintain the cleanliness of the all Communal Areas within the Vertus portfolio as requested by Management Team.

 
Who is Vertus?

Vertus is part of the Canary Wharf Group, one of London’s great landlords. Over the last 30 years the Group has serviced the world’s blue chip corporate and retail tenants whilst undertaking the design, construction and management of the ever-growing Estate.

Canary Wharf Group has built this reputation by providing exceptional service through estate management, building management, public space management and security.

The Vertus team will manage all aspects of the Build to Rent assets on the Estate, as well as the initial management during the final construction programme and handover period.

The team will be based on site and will be comprised of a core group of experienced specialists and individual building management members, dedicated to the lettings and management of both the building and the apartments. This team will have a comprehensive track record of delivering excellent service and will be dedicated to meeting the needs of their customers and residents.

The Vertus team will be dedicated to providing a superlative service to residents, 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.

About Canary Wharf Group

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.5 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 500 Build to Rent apartments.

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 10 million square feet of sustainable certified buildings. CWG also excels operationally as it purchases 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live/work/play on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.

The Company’s current £2.4bn construction activity is composed of 500k square feet of commercial properties and over 1,750 new homes for sale and rent.

Our Culture and Values

Working at Canary Wharf Group means working for a forward thinking, collaborative team. We hire staff who strive to make a difference and achieve the highest standards. Everyone is empowered to make a difference and our ethos encourages everyone to think like an owner. Our business puts our customers and people at the heart of everything, we work to meet their needs and exceed expectations.

Our mission is to empower our people, engage our communities and create sustainable places.

Our values help us achieve exceptional results:

Excellence: Commit to achieving the best with integrity

Collaboration: Make us of our vast experience and knowledge to work effectively together

Engagement: Develop our people, our communities, our stakeholders and our suitable environment and be exceptional while respecting others

Ownership: Take responsibility and pride in what we deliver. Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference.

Innovation: Embrace change and encourage innovation

Main Responsibilities

  • To inspect all communal areas and offices at regular intervals and carry out cleaning as required.
  • Keep the Building Management team informed of any issues that may arise.
  • To ensure the commercial kitchen, amenities areas, show apartments, storage areas, reception area and plant rooms, are always kept clean and tidy.
  • To ensure that coffee machine is always fully stocked with coffee, milk and drinking chocolate.
  • To regularly inspect and clean all washrooms/toilets in amenity areas and staff welfare area. To ensure that they are properly equipped, and a very high standard of cleanliness is maintained.
  • To clear tables of crockery where required and clean them in the dishwasher.
  • To carry out the cleaning function in an efficient, effective, and polite manner to cause minimal disruption to the building.
  • To be thoroughly familiar and comply with the Company’s Health & Safety policy and procedures and to ensure that all tasks carried out are in accordance with the established Health & Safety regulations.
  • To be fully aware of the Health and Safety requirements relating to food preparation areas.
  • To ensure waste is disposed of in line with the company strategy.
  • To undertake additional duties at the direction of the Building Management team.

What We Require of You

  • The successful candidate must be self-motivated, proactive, approachable and demonstrate a willingness to assist others.
  • The incumbent must ensure that his/her appearance reflects the professional image of Vertus.
  • Politeness and tact are an essential requirement as interaction with tenants, visitors and colleagues is on-going. In view of this requirement, excellent verbal communication skills are essential.
  • The duties will include some form of heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity. Therefore, the incumbent must have the ability to undertake such duties.
  • The incumbent must have the ability to use cleaning equipment.
  • Must have good communication skills, excellent customer service skills, strong organisational skills
  • The right candidate must possess knowledge of COSHH, health and safety in the workplace and best cleaning practices for maintaining special surfaces to a high standard such as glass, stainless steel, marble/limestone. 
  • The incumbent must have an appreciation of the importance of customer service and how this is applied in the context of Canary Wharf.

To achieve our company vision, mission and values, there are core responsibilities within each job role that helps us provide a consistent, safe and effective approach, whilst improving the service that we deliver.

All staff shall:

  • Adhere to our Health, Safety, Quality and Sustainability requirements as detailed in our policies within our Integrated Management System. The latest documents including relevant procedures and forms can be found on SharePoint, with Trade Contractor and Consultant related documents on Asite.
  • Act responsibly, and take care of yourselves and others. Follow all necessary precautions, guidance and instructions when conducting, supervising or managing a task. Further details regarding Health & Safety are set out in the Health & Safety Policy, within our Employee Handbook and are available within our health and safety management system located on SharePoint.
  • Protect the environment and reduce our environmental impacts through reducing energy use and minimising waste produced onsite. Staff should adhere to the procedures in our environmental management system. Relevant documents are located on SharePoint.

What We Offer

Diversity and Inclusion: We recognise the importance of embracing diverse experience, skills and perspectives at all levels and operating in an inclusive working environment, in order for everyone to reach their full potential. We also recognise that it makes business sense, since being an inclusive employer leads to better business performance and higher levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills and are committed to fostering a culture whereby everyone can reach their full potential.

Flexible Working: As an inclusive employer, we recognise the positive impact flexible working can have on an individual, their wellbeing, engagement and productivity. Therefore, we are open to consider flexible working arrangements, both temporary or permanent.

Learning and Development: At Canary Wharf Group, our employees receive a wide range of support to help improve their skills and achieve their career goals. We offer development opportunities through classroom and e-learning training, mentoring, cross department experience and on the job learning. We heavily invest in our staff attaining accreditations to develop existing and new skills, support chartered status, sponsorships and provide further educational opportunities which are job and business related. We never stand still and continually invest in developing skills and knowledge to ensure individual and company growth.

Other Benefits: We are committed to building a safe, happy and healthy community for our employees and we offer a comprehensive range of benefits, all designed with our employees and their wellbeing in mind. From generous pension and insurance plans, to health benefits, subsidised gym membership, store discounts and family leave, our benefits package allows our employees to choose the benefits that suit them and their individual needs.

If you are interested in joining our highly professional and skilled team for our next exciting phase of development, please complete the form on this page to apply online or send your cv and covering letter to: Personnel Department, Canary Wharf Group plc, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB.

Closing date for applications is Friday 4 June 2021.

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