Home services

  • Accommodation warden

    Property manager, hall manager

    Accommodation wardens manage the day-to-day running of services like sheltered housing, youth hostels and student flats.

  • Bin worker

    Refuse collector, waste operative, recycling collector

    Bin workers remove waste and recyclables from homes and businesses for disposal or recycling.

  • Bodyguard

    Close protection officer, CPO

    Bodyguards protect individuals or groups from the risk of violence, kidnapping and other harmful situations.

  • British Sign Language interpreter

    Language professional

    British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters help deaf and hearing people communicate with one another.

  • Butler

    Household manager

    Butlers carry out personal and household tasks for their employers.

  • Car valet

    Vehicle valets, car cleaners

    Car valets clean the inside and outside of motor vehicles.

  • Care escort

    Community transport passenger assistant

    Community transport passenger assistants accompany elderly people or adults and children with disabilities, on local journeys.

  • Care worker

    Care assistant, support worker, nursing home assistant

    Care workers help vulnerable people to manage their daily activities and to live as independently as possible.

  • Caretaker

    Janitor

    Caretakers look after buildings like schools, community centres and flats, keeping them secure, clean and well-maintained.

  • Chauffeur

    Driver

    Chauffeurs drive clients from place to place, making sure their journey is safe and comfortable, and that they arrive on time.

  • Chimney sweep

    Chimney sweeps clean the chimneys and flues of open fires and other coal, gas, oil and wood-fired heating systems.

  • Cleaner

    Cleaners carry out general cleaning of offices, shops and homes, or more specialised cleaning like upholstery or the outsides of buildings.

  • Community transport driver

    Community transport drivers provide a door-to-door service for people who can't easily use public transport.

  • Crematorium technician

    Crematorium technicians make sure things run smoothly during a cremation.

  • Cruise ship steward

    Cruise ship stewards clean and service cabins on board cruise ships.

  • Domestic energy assessor

    Domestic energy assessors (DEAs) work out the energy efficiency of domestic buildings like houses and flats.

  • Dry cleaner

    Dry cleaners use chemicals and solvents to clean clothes and other items that can't be washed in the normal way.

  • Embalmer

    Embalmers preserve and prepare bodies for burial or cremation.

  • Hairdressing salon manager

    Hairdressing salon managers oversee the day-to-day running of a hairdresser's or barber's shop and cut and style hair.

  • Handyperson

    Handyman, handywoman

    Handypersons carry out minor repairs and small jobs in people's homes and businesses.

  • Highways cleaner

    Street cleaner

    Highways cleaners keep footpaths, green spaces and streets clean, and deal with litter, graffiti, and items left by the public.

  • Image consultant

    Image consultants advise individuals on their appearance and how to make an impact.

  • Industrial cleaner

    Commercial cleaner

    Industrial cleaners clear up after fires, floods, crime scenes and road accidents. They also work in factories and power stations.

  • Laundry worker

    Laundry workers operate washing machines and tumble dryers to clean and dry items like clothes, bed linen and uniforms.

  • Life coach

    Life coaches support and encourage people to help them make informed decisions in their working and personal lives.

  • Personal shopper

    Personal shopping assistant

    Personal shoppers give advice to customers and suggest products that may suit their needs.

  • Pest control technician

    Pest control officer

    Pest control technicians identify and get rid of pests like rats, mice and cockroaches.

  • Postman or postwoman

    Postal delivery worker

    Postmen and postwomen sort letters and packages for delivery to homes and businesses.

  • Private investigator

    PI

    Private investigators (PIs) carry out enquiries for their clients to find out information and check facts.

  • Recycled metals worker

    Recycled metals workers grade, sort, clean and bale scrap metal for recycling.

  • Recycling operative

    Kerbside collector

    Recycling operatives collect recyclables like glass, paper and plastics from homes and businesses for sorting at waste collection sites.

  • Religious leader

    Faith leader, cleric

    Religious or faith leaders offer spiritual and moral guidance, and lead public worship and other religious ceremonies.

  • Satellite engineer

    Satellite systems technician

    Satellite engineers install and repair telecoms equipment and satellite systems.

  • Tailor

    Tailors design and make one-off suits, jackets and coats for individual customers. They also alter and repair clothes.

  • Wedding planner

    Wedding planners help couples organise their wedding.

  • Window cleaner

    Window cleaners work on domestic and commercial premises, cleaning windows, doors and other glass surfaces.