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Caretaker, Neath Port Talbot

  • Location: Neath Port Talbot
  • Duration: Short term placement
  • Salary: 10.20 - 10.50 per hour
  • Start date: 01/02/2022
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support Staff (Ancillary)
  • Posted:

Job Description


New Directions Education are looking to appoint a hardworking and motivated School Caretaker, to work on a temporary basis in a school in the Dunvant area of Swansea. The working hours are flexible, but they are looking for someone to ideally work 15 hours a week to include opening up and closing at the end of the day. Our client is seeking a proactive individual, who is reliable and adaptable. Previous school caretaker experience is highly desirable. Applicants without this experience will be considered, but must be able to demonstrate a background working in a building, maintenance or trades position with transferable skills. An excellent practical knowledge and an awareness of health and safety are essential. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall upkeep, maintenance and security of the school grounds and premises. This is an excellent opportunity to take on flexible work in the Swansea area, whilst working as an integral part of the school support team.

It’s mandatory that caretakers have a clear DBS either registered with the Update Service or a New Directions DBS. What New Directions Education Ltd offers: A dedicated and expert Account Manager, Regular and varied supply work, Competitive rates of pay, Potential long-term roles, Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR), A network of branches across the UK, One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement. We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales, Recommend-a-friend scheme, Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry, We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check

Job Specification

Caretakers are responsible for looking after a school site including the buildings and grounds.

The duties of a school Caretaker include:

  • General maintenance and minor repairs
  • Liaising with contractors
  • Managing heating and alarm systems
  • Security
  • Opening and closing the school
  • Basic cleaning
  • Key holding.

Caretakers must be honest, reliable and trustworthy. They must be able to work well on their own using their own initiative, as well as working within a larger team.

Candidates will ideally have previous caretaking experience; however New Directions will consider candidates who have a background in maintenance, decorating, facilities or security.

It’s mandatory that caretakers have a clear DBS either registered with the Update Service or a New Directions DBS.

What New Directions Education Ltd offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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