Job Vacancies

School Caretaker

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

We are looking to appoint a hardworking and reliable School Caretaker, to work on a relief basis in primary schools in the Penarth area.

Due to the nature of relief work, all applicants must be flexible and will ideally have access to transport, as the position will involve working in various schools in the area covering temporary staff absences such as long or short term sickness.

Primary school caretakers will be required to work split-shifts such as 6am – 10am and 3pm – 6pm to open the school in the morning and lock up at the end of the day. There may also be some requirement to work during school holidays.

All applicants should have previous experience working in caretaking, building or maintenance with transferrable skills. An excellent awareness of health and safety is also essential.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Key-holding
  • Opening and closing the school premises
  • Setting and maintaining alarm systems
  • General maintenance and repairs on site
  • Painting, decorating and up-keep of the premises
  • Organising external contractors for major work
  • Cleaning duties and supervising cleaning staff

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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