New Directions Education

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Job Description

New Directions are looking to appoint a hardworking and motivated School Caretaker for temporary cover in various schools in Aberdare.

Due to the nature of temporary roles, all applicants must be flexible, reliable and willing to work in different schools covering staff absences such as sickness or maternity. We are seeking applicants with a strong building / maintenance background who will be confident overseeing all general maintenance and repairs on site.

The successful candidate will be required to work split-shifts, such as 6am – 10am and 3pm – 6pm, with some requirement to work during the school holidays.

Duties will include:

  • Key-holding
  • Security of the premises and setting alarm systems
  • General maintenance and repairs on site
  • Painting and decorating
  • Cleaning duties and supervising cleaning staff
  • Organising external contractors for major work

This is a great opportunity for an experienced handy person to join us and work in various local schools, providing essential support.

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: 15th January 2019


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