The Iveagh Trust: Caretaker - Southside


The Iveagh Trust is the oldest provider of social housing in Ireland, building sustainable communities since 1890. Today, the Trust provides over 1,640 homes across Dublin, offering a range of housing options including general needs housing for families, supported housing for older people, and accommodation for men experiencing homelessness at the Iveagh Hostel. The Trust now wishes to add to the Housing Management Team by recruiting a full-time Caretaker for our expanding Southside Estates (Hallwell, Adamstown; Clayfarm, Leopardstown; Annamore Court, Chapelizod; Mount Anthony, Rathmines). Position: Caretaker - Southside Reference: CTS922-10 Location: Multi-Site Reporting to: Estate Manager/Deputy Estate Manager Hours: 39 hours per week *(working alternate weekends and some bank holidays on a rota basis, reasonable flexibility for additional hours to assist when needed). Travel/Driving: The post requires use of a car for business purposes. The applicant must have a full clean driver’s license and appropriate insurance. Mileage allowance operates. You may also be required to drive one of the Iveagh Trust vehicles when required to transport equipment etc. All Estate staff are flexible to provide cover on other Iveagh Trust estates when necessary. Probationary Period: 6 months Staff Benefits The Iveagh Trust offers excellent terms and conditions of employment:

  • Mileage – Mileage allowance will be paid in respect of all car mileage on Trust business at a fixed rate.

  • Annual Leave – 22 days – increasing after three years+ service to a maximum of 25 days.

  • Pension – very generous Defined Contribution Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 15% (when matching an employee contribution of 10%), lower contribution options are also available.

  • Death in Service Cover.

  • Full Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family.

  • Group Health Insurance Scheme providing discount to employees.

  • Generous and supportive Sick Pay Scheme.

  • Full induction and ongoing training and development opportunities.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience dealing with people in a residential or customer facing role.

  • Good organisational skills.

  • Ability to deal with residents’ concerns in a sensitive and pragmatic way.

  • Practical, good at DIY and general basic household repairs.

  • Experience with record-keeping and basic report writing.

  • Basic level of computer literacy – email and tablet/smart phone apps.

  • Full clean driving licence and ability to attend multi-site as needed.

  • Work out of doors in all weathers with suitable PPE clothing provided by The Iveagh Trust

Please see job description attached below. Please send an up-to-date CV detailing your experience and relevant accomplishments, together with an email/letter outlining the following:

  1. Why are you interested in this role/job?

  2. Why would you like to work for The Iveagh Trust?

By email to hr@theiveaghtrust.ie or by post to: Denise Conway The Iveagh Trust Bull Alley Street Dublin 8 Closing date is: 4pm on 23/09/2022. Shortlisting of applications for interview will commence before the closing date therefore if you are interested in this opportunity, please apply early. The Iveagh Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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General Info Date Entered/Updated 9th Sep, 2022 Region Dublin Expiry Date 23rd Sep, 2022