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School Caretaker

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Duration: Ad hoc
  • Salary: £9.50 - £10.00 per hour
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support Staff (Ancillary)
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Job Description

We are recruiting for a hardworking and motivated School Caretaker, to work on a relief basis in Primary and Secondary schools in Cardiff. The nature of relief work will involve working in various schools in the area, covering internal staff absences such as sickness and maternity.

All applicants must be flexible, reliable and have excellent practical knowledge, as caretakers are responsible for the overall upkeep of the premises, as well as organising contractors and being the main key-holder for the school.

The roles will be Monday – Friday, with some requirement to work during the school holidays. The working hours will vary depending on the specific school requirements.

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.

This is an excellent opportunity for a hardworking School Caretaker to take on flexible work in various local schools.

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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