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Primary School Caretaker, Cardiff

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Duration: Long term placement
  • Salary: £10 - £11 per hour
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support Staff (Ancillary)
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Job Description

New Directions are seeking experienced School Caretaker, to work on a relief basis in primary schools in Cardiff.

The nature of relief work requires a flexible individual, who is available to cover both long and short-term positions, providing temporary caretaker support to schools in the area. The ideal candidate will be reliable and adaptable to the needs of each specific school.

Primary school caretakers are required to work split-shifts and will be responsible for opening the school in the morning and locking up at the end of the day. Typical hours will be 7am – 10:30am and 3pm – 6:30pm, Monday – Friday. There will be a requirement to work during school holidays to provide access to external contractors working on-site.

Our clients are looking for hardworking, motivated and experienced applicants, with an excellent practical knowledge and a background working in building or maintenance with transferable skills. As a primary school caretaker, you will be required to work independently and be responsible for the general security, upkeep and safety of the school grounds and premises.

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
  • 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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