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School Caretaker

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Duration: Long and short term
  • Salary: £9.50 - £10 per hour per hour
  • Start date: June 2019
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support Staff (Ancillary)
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Job Description

New Directions are looking to appoint an experienced School Caretaker to work on a relief basis in primary schools in North Cardiff.

Due to the nature of relief work, all Caretakers should be flexible and reliable and willing to work in different schools covering temporary absences such as long and short term sickness. The working hours will be split-shifts, such as 7am – 10am and 2:30pm – 6:30pm.

Our clients are seeking applicants who have previously worked in schools and have key-holding experience. An excellent awareness of health and safety and experience Legionella testing would also be beneficial.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Covering long and short term absences within various schools in the area
  • Acting as the main key-holder for the school, securing the premises and opening and closing the school for pupils and staff
  • Overseeing all general maintenance, repairs, painting and decorating on site
  • Organising external contractors for major work
  • Assisting with cleaning duties such as litter picking, emptying bins etc.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Caretaker to pick up flexible relief work in various local schools and work as an integral part of the team.

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
  • Preferred supplier to 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Cardiff branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0133 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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