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School Caretaker

  • Location: Shropshire
  • Duration: Ad hoc
  • Salary: From £10 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 for school caretakers for roles available in the Shropshire area. As a leading supplier to schools throughout the borough the successful candidate(s) would be considered for short or long-term, part or full-time assignments depending on availability and the requirements/preferences of the individual.

As a caretaker within a school you would be expected to assist in the maintenance of school premises, completion of repairs where possible and preparing the school facilities for specific events. The role can also involve being a designated key holder for a school site. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of health and safety procedures whilst being willing to take part in training and development opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role or in a position with clear transferable skills such as a trade or job in maintenance.

Those successful would initially be utilised for ad-hoc work, however, due to demand in the area, there would be potential for long-term and even permanent assignments.

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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