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School Caretaker

  • Location: Merthyr Tydfil
  • Duration: Short and long term
  • Salary: £9.50 per hour
  • Start date: Immediate
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support Staff (Ancillary)
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions are looking to appoint a hardworking and reliable individual, to work as a school caretaker in primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil.

School caretakers are responsible for the overall upkeep of the premises, as well as being the main key-holder for the school. Previous experience working as a school caretaker is highly desirable but not essential. Candidates without this experience should instead have a strong maintenance/DIY/site management background with transferable skills.

Applicants must be flexible and willing to work in different schools on the area, covering staff absences such as long or short-term sickness.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Key-holding
  • General security and guarding against vandalism and break-ins
  • Setting and maintaining alarm systems
  • Ground maintenance and gardening
  • Contacting external contractors for major repair work
  • Basic cleaning duties and supervising cleaning staff

Please note, all applicants must hold a Child-Only Enhanced DBS Certificate registered with the Update Service, or be willing to pay for a new DBS.

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 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
  • Preferred supplier to 20 boroughs across the UK
  • 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.

Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Cardiff branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0133 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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