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School Caretaker

  • Location: Caerphilly
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £9.50 - £10.00 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 recruiting a flexible, reliable temporary School Caretaker to work in schools within Blackwood.

Due to the nature of relief work, the successful candidate should be adaptable and willing to carry out the role in various schools upon request. The position would be covering temporary absences such as long and short term sickness, on occasion, this could also include working split-shifts.

It is preferred but not essential that the successful individual has previous experience working within a school as a caretaker. Candidates that do not have this experience must have transferable skills and will need to demonstrate a strong maintenance/ property development background and fantastic awareness of health and safety.

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.

In order to register and be eligible to work for us candidates will need to;

  • Hold a ‘Child Only’ Enhanced DBS registered with the Update Service. If you do not hold this kind of DBS then you must be prepared to apply for one at the cost of £44.
  • Complete an accredited Child Safeguarding Level 1 course online, we will provide this during your registration.
  • Provide reference details for any work you have carried out in the last 3 years, gaps will need to be covered by a character reference

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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