New Directions Education

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Job Description

New Directions are looking to appoint a reliable and hardworking School Caretaker, to work on a relief basis in various Primary Schools in Cwmbran. This is to cover both long and short term temporary roles covering staff absences.

Due to the nature of supply work, all applicants must be flexible and will ideally have access to transport to travel between different schools on occasion.

The working hours vary depending on the school, however Caretakers are usually required to work split shifts (e.g. 6am – 10am and 3pm – 6pm), to open the school in the morning and return to lock the premises at the end of the day.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a background working in building, maintenance or construction and must have an excellent awareness of health and safety.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Being the main key-holder for the school
  • Cleaning duties and supervising cleaning staff
  • Upkeep of heating, lighting and alarm systems
  • General maintenance and minor repairs
  • Painting and decorating
  • Ground maintenance
  • Organising external contractors for major repairs

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

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Job Description

Caretakers will be responsible for looking after the 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, and 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 well 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 is mandatory that caretakers have a clear DBS either registered with the Update Service or a New Directions DBS.

The Role of a School Caretaker

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

Please contact New Directions Educationfor more information on this job vacancy,on 029 2039 0133, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 17th April 2018

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