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Abbey Road Housing Co-operative Group

This page was last updated on 25th November 2016. 

Job Vacancy:

Abbey Road Housing co-operative is a resident managed organisation established in 1992 to manage 278 properties on behalf of the London Borough of Camden.

Opportunity now exist for hard working, honest, dependable and self-motivated individual with the right attitude to fill the position below:

Position: Caretaker

Contract: Full-time Permanent

Salary: £19,500 Per Annum

Annual Leave: 20 days plus public holidays.

Closing date: 12th December 2016 at 5pm

To apply for this position, you must have the following experience and skills:

* Experience of estate cleaning especially tower blocks.

* Experience of plumbing and minor maintenance works.

* Ability to work as part of a team and on an individual basis with minimal supervision.

* A strong commitment to providing excellent customer focus service.

*  A positive and flexible attitude (Some out of hours work will be required).

Please download application pack below if you are interested to apply for the position. Your application form must be completed and either email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to:   Abbey Road Housing Co-operative, 220 Belsize Road, London NW6 4DJ.                         Applications received after the closing date above will not be considered.              Recruitment Information.pdf      Person specification.pdf       Job Description .pdf              Covering Letter.pdf       ARHC Job Application Form.doc


 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE: Our contract with Julius Rutherfoord comes to an end on 30th November 2016. The management Committee decided to re-tender the grounds maintenance contract.  We wish Julius Rutherfoord success in the future. Following this decision, Acacia Gardens Ltd has been awarded the grounds maintenance contract for initial one year. Renewal will depend on their performance and residents' feedback, your comments to the estate office will be very much appreciated.

ESTATE CLEANING : The Committee during the re-tendering decided to bring back cleaning services in-house and have agreed to recruit one full-time permanent Caretaker, one part-time (3 days per week) Caretaker and one full-time Estate Cleaner. Recruitment for Caretakers' post will commence on first week of December 2016 and will be advertised on this website among other medium, the Cleaner position will be offered under TUPE regulations. We hope to get full compliment of staff in place by beginning of February 2017 or before.

Celebrating 25 years of Abbey Road Housing Co-operative: Sadly we were compelled to cancel the funday for summer 2016 due to poor weather conditions. The good news is that summer 2017 event is going to be bigger and better as we look forward to celebrate the silver jubilee of your co-operative in management. This is a milestone and shows how residents can come together to make things happen in a positive way. The date proposed for this grand celebration is Saturday 8th July 2017 I hope you will look forward and be part of the celebration.

SNOWMAN HOUSE & CASTERBRIDGE: Camden contractors continue to work on changing the heating pipes covering to fire resistant panels as part of the Fire Brigade's recommendation. These works will be completed soon we continue to appeal to residents for your patience as we know this brings a significant challenge to block cleaning.

Front doors: Following the installation of the new fire resistant front doors, we have received some reports of minor defects which we have passed on to Camden to resolve. The doors are still under one year warranty period, we are therefore appealing to all residents to report any defects to the estate office for quick remedial works to be carried out.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM): Our AGM for 2016-17 financial year was held on 20th September 2016, attendance was average. We still have copies of our annual report in the estate office for those who could not attend you can contact us for your copy or download it here  to read or print. Annual Report 2015-16.pdf. Annual Report 2014-15 PDF.pdf.

PARENTS GROUP: We are still looking for volunteers to establish Parents/Guardians Group on the estate to be at the forefront of advising the committee on social and educational activities suitable for our children. The long term objective is to develop this group into a Sub-Committee so that they can organise such activities in the near future. Please contact the estate office on
0207 6246309 or by using the contact form/Freephone on our Website if you are interested to be part of the group or have any suggestions.

NEWSLETTER: Copies of our Residents' Newsletters including the most recent ones are available to downloaded from Summer 2016 Newsletter.pdf.  June 2014 Newsletter.pdf  December 2014 Newsletter.pdf  Winter 2015 Newsletter.pdf  May 2016 Newsletter.pdf  Summer 2015 Newsletter.pdf

COOKING SKILLS: Do you fancy learning or enhancing your cooking skills? or meeting new people and sharing morning coffee ? then  please download Abbey Community  Centre leaflet here and get in touch. Community Centre Programme.pdf .

Useful numbers and information                    

Age UK Camden (Advice for people over 50)

Tel: 020 7837 3777 or Email: ageukcamden.org.uk

Camden Citizens Advice Bureau

(Branches at Robert Street, Albany and Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town 
Tel: 0344 488 9626

DISC (Services for disabled people and people living with long term health issue)

Tel: 020 7387 1446 or Discnwl.org.uk

Camden Community Law Centre

Tel: 020 7284 6510   or Cclc.org.uk

Camden Council: For Rents, Pest Control, Council Tax, Parking, Business Rates, Social Care needs, Benefits, Waste & Recycling, Housing Advice. Tel: 020 7974 4444

Camden Council:For repairs that are Council’s responsibility:

Heating, Hot water, Lifts, Entry Phone, Windows (Tower blocks only), Communal TV aerial.

Tel: 020 7974 1212 option 1 

Contact Abbey Road Housing Cooperative in London on
0207 6246309 to learn more about the unique housing options available from Camden Council. Alternatively, email us at admin@abbeyroad.org.uk to discuss your individual options.

Address

Abbey Road Housing Cooperative
220 Belsize Road
London
NW6 4DJ

Call

0207 6246309

Fax

020 7625 7366

Email

admin@abbeyroad.org.uk

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