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School Caretaker

  • Location: Merthyr Tydfil
  • Duration: Ad hoc
  • Salary: £10 - £10.50 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 looking to appoint a hands-on, motivated School Caretaker, to work on a temporary supply basis in Primary and Secondary schools in Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare.

We are seeking applicants who are flexible and adaptable to the needs of each specific school, as the role will require working in various local schools covering long and short term internal absences.

The working hours will vary and Caretakers can often be required to work split-shifts, such as 6 am – 10 am and 3 pm – 6 pm. There will also be some requirement to work during half-term to assist contractors on site.

Previous experience working as a School Caretaker is preferred but not essential. All applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent practical knowledge and hands-on maintenance experience.

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.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced candidate to join us and take on flexible work in local schools.

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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