The Caretaker is a key role within any School, is vital to the day to day running, reporting directly to the Site and Community Manager. The Business Manager has the strategic lead for the site working very closely with the Site Services Team.
The minimum hours required per week is 22, however, there is the opportunity for full time working. The minimum hours of 22 hours will be worked over three days, all year around. The starting salary is £17,537 per annum for the full time working hours. The salary will be subject to pro rata for part time working.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Site Services Team to ensure that all aspects of the Site Services function operative effectively. Please note that while the job description for this position is substantial, not all of the tasks are carried out daily but allocated by the Site and Community Manager in line with our annual programme.
The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate previous experience and ‘DIY skills’ in order to identify, monitor and carry out minor repairs, maintenance and redecoration.
There are many aspects to this role, as would be expected on a large multi-use site. Other duties will include:
• Lock and unlock the school and carry out security checks on the buildings
• Carry out and record statutory checks and help maintain Health and Safety records
• Maintenance of property and grounds to a high standard including liaising with contractors
• Monitor site stock and order supplies
• Carry out DIY above and beyond the scope of a competent DIY person, completing more specialist work as required
• Willingness to attend training courses including Health and Safety
Manual work is a daily requirement and, therefore you will need to demonstrate knowledge of moving and handling procedures and be physically able to carry out the physical tasks of the role (e.g lifting, shifting, clearing snow etc). Previous experience is not necessary as training will be provided.
Excellent communication skills that allow effective communication with all levels of school staff, Governors, students, contractors and community users of the school is a requirement of the role.
You are more than welcome to contact the school to arrange for an informal visit if you would like an opportunity to see the School for yourself.
I hope that having read the details from the school you decide to apply for this post. If that is the case, I would like to thank you in advance for the time required for such an application and look forward to reading your letter in due course.
Applications should comprise of a letter and a completed application form.
The closing date for this position is Tuesday 10th November 2020 with interviews being held as soon as possible after this date.
If you would like any further information please feel free to contact me.
Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.