Primary School Caretaker, Merthyr Tydfil

  • Location: Merthyr Tydfil
  • Salary: £12.09 - 13.09 per hour
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support (Ancillary Staff)
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions Education are recruiting for a hardworking and motivated individual to work as a School Caretaker, supporting Merthyr Tydfil primary schools with long and short-term positions.

Due the nature of the roles being temporary, all applicants must be flexible, reliable and willing to work in different schools in the area. Primary school caretakers will work split-shifts (e.g. 7am – 11am and 3pm – 6pm), therefore access to transport is highly desirable. School caretakers are also often required to work during school holidays.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall upkeep, maintenance and security of the grounds and premises. Previous experience in maintenance, trades work, health and safety or construction work is essential.

Duties will include:

  • Opening the school in the morning and locking up at the end of the day
  • Ensuring the doors, gates and windows are locked when the building is not in use
  • Carrying out daily checks of heating, boiler, and alarm systems
  • Carrying out day to day maintenance and minor repairs throughout the school
  • Organising external contracts for major work
  • Cleaning duties such as emptying bins and litter picking
  • Dealing with lettings, arranging chairs and tables for meetings, and clearing away afterwards

Essential experience for the role:

  • An awareness of health, safety, security, and hygiene
  • An excellent practical knowledge
  • Previous experience in a maintenance, trades, or repairs position with transferable skills

Desirable experience for the role:

  • Previous experience as a school caretaker
  • Experience carrying out legionella testing.

New Directions Education Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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