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School Caretaker

  • Location: Merthyr Tydfil
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £9.50 - £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 to appoint a hardworking and motivated School Caretaker, to work on a relief basis in primary and secondary schools in Merthyr Tydfil.

Due to the nature of relief work, all applicants must be flexible, reliable and willing to work in different schools in the area, covering long and short term internal absences. The working hours will vary between roles. Primary schools will usually require their caretaker to work split-shifts, such as 6 am – 10 am and 3 pm – 6 pm, therefore access to transport will be beneficial.

Previous school caretaker experience is highly desirable but not essential. All applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent practical knowledge, previous experience key-holding and an excellent 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.

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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