Taking Care of Residents; in Association with Fish 4 for Jobs Careers in Wardenship If You're Well-Organised with Good Communication Skills, a Career as an Accommodation Warden May Appeal. Michelle Rushton Found out More
Byline: Michelle Rushton
What does a career as an accommodation warden involve?
Accommodation wardens manage the day-to-day running of services such as sheltered housing, youth hostels and student residences.
This job often involves looking after both the building and its residents, and duties range from organising catering and overseeing cleaning and maintenance staff to responding to emergencies, looking after the welfare of residents and making sure there is effective security provision.
In sheltered or supported housing or specially adapted accommodation, residents may include homeless people, older people or those with some level of physical disability. In these settings you are likely to carry out tasks related to the welfare of the residents, for example organising social events.
In a youth hostel you would provide information on walks, activities and tourist attractions. In a students' residence, your work would include dealing with practical issues relating to day-to-day living.
What personal skills do you need?
You need to have a caring, friendly and outgoing manner, with good listening skills and the ability to relate and communicate with a wide variety of people. You should also be wellorganised, with a methodical approach to work and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Basic computer skills and good maths skills are also useful.
What training do you need?
Experience (paid or voluntary) of working with older people, the homeless or disabled people would give you an advantage. …