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School Caretaker

  • Location: Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Duration: Short and long term
  • Salary: £9.50 per hour
  • Start date: Summer Term
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support Staff (Ancillary)
  • Posted:

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.

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
  • Preferred supplier to 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Cardiff branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0133 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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