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School Caretaker, Bridgend

  • Location: Bridgend
  • Duration: Ad hoc
  • Salary: £10 - £11 per hour
  • Start date: 01/09/2020
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support Staff (Ancillary)
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Job Description

New Directions are recruiting for a hardworking and adaptable School Caretaker, to work on a temporary supply basis providing support to Primary and Secondary schools in Bridgend.

Due to the nature of supply work, the positions available can be both long and short-term, covering internal staff absences such as sickness or maternity. All applicants must be flexible and will ideally have access to transport.

Our clients are seeking a Caretaker with an excellent practical ability and an awareness of health and safety. Previous Caretaker experience is desirable, however clients will also consider applicants with a background working in building, maintenance or trades work with transferable skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for key-holding and the overall security, maintenance and upkeep of the grounds and building.

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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