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New Directions are looking to appoint a hardworking and reliable individual, to work as a School Caretaker in Primary Schools in Merthyr Tydfil.

School Caretakers are responsible for the overall upkeep of the premises, as well as being the main key-holder for the school. Previous experience working as a School Caretaker is highly desirable but not essential; candidates without this experience should instead have a strong Maintenance/DIY/Site Management background with transferable skills.

Applicants must be flexible and willing to work in different schools on the area, covering staff absences such as long or short-term sickness.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Key-holding
  • General security and guarding against vandalism and break-ins
  • Setting and maintaining alarm systems
  • Ground maintenance and gardening
  • Contacting external contractors for major repair work
  • Basic cleaning duties and supervising cleaning staff

Please note, all applicants must hold a Child-Only Enhanced DBS Certificate registered with the Update Service, or be willing to pay for a new DBS.

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Job Description

Caretakers will be responsible for looking after the 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, and 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 well 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 is mandatory that caretakers have a clear DBS either registered with the Update Service or a New Directions DBS.

The Role of a School Caretaker

  • General maintenance and minor repairs
  • Liaising with contractors
  • Managing heating and alarm systems
  • Security opening and closing the school
  • Basic cleaning
  • Key holding

Please contact New Directions Education for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0133, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 5th March 2019

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