Job Vacancies

School Caretaker

  • Location: Vale of Glamorgan
  • Duration: Short and long term
  • Salary: £9.50 per hour
  • Start date: May 2019
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support Staff (Ancillary)
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Job Description

New Directions are recruiting for an experienced maintenance person to work as a relief school caretaker in various primary schools in Barry.

Due to the nature of relief work all applicants must be flexible and reliable and should be willing to work in different schools on request, covering long and short-term staff absences such as sickness or maternity. Ideally applicants will also have access to their own transport, as the successful individual will be required to work split-shifts to open the school in the morning and lock up at the end of the day.

Responsibilities include:

  • Key-holding
  • General maintenance and repairs
  • Opening the school gates and locking up at the end of the day
  • Securing the premises to guard against vandalism and break ins
  • Maintaining heating, lighting and alarm systems
  • Liaising with external contractors for major repair work
  • Cleaning duties and supervising cleaning staff

We are seeking applicants with a strong maintenance background and an excellent awareness of health and safety.

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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