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School Caretaker

  • Location: Wirral
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £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 Education are recruiting for a reliable and motivated School Caretaker to work on a temporary supply basis in schools based in Wirral. The temporary supply has the potential to become a permanent role.

The positions can vary depending on the specific school requirements; however, the working hours will usually be split-shifts (For example: 7am – 11am and 3pm – 6pm), therefore all applicants will ideally have access to transport. There may also be some requirement to work during school holidays and weekends.

Previous maintenance experience is essential, as the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall upkeep of the school premises.

Experience not always necessary however we will consider candidates who have a background in facilities, security, maintenance and decorating.

Responsibilities include:

  • Being the main key-holder for the school
  • Opening the premises in the morning and locking up at the end of the day
  • General maintenance and repairs throughout the school
  • Cleaning duties and supervising cleaning staff
  • Organising external contractors for major repair work

Please note, all applicants must hold a 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 teaching roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • Preferred supplier to more than 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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