Caretaker

2021-01-11 14:58:282021-02-07 300North Recruit
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location Horsforth
Area Yorkshire, England Yorkshire England Horsforth
Sector Facilities Management
Salary £19.5k per year
Start Date
Advertiser Laura Maddocks
Job Ref 1958
Job Views 184
Description
  • Caretaker
  • £19,500
  • Horsforth, Leeds
  • Permanent

We are currently recruiting for a permanent Caretaker to work at a school in Horsforth, Leeds. The role is full time position working 37.5 per week between 7am-3pm with a 30minute unpaid break.

The main aim of this role is to manage all facilities and safety aspects of the school to provide a positive working environment for the students and staff.

Duties of the role include:

  • Ensuring security integrity of the school buildings and grounds through locking and unlocking, patrols, monitoring third party contractors.
  • Conduct initial investigations for reactive requests, carrying out the repairs or reporting the damage to the helpdesk
  • Carry out daily tasks i.e. litter picking, spot cleaning toilets, replenishing toilet role
  • Respond to emergency situations such as floods, bodily fluids and effecting temporary or permanent rectification in accordance with prescribed procedures and timescales
  • Respond to request for collection of parcels, movement of furniture rearrangement of rooms etc in accordance with prescribed procedures and timescales
  • Be observant for H&S issues and ensure that they are rectified or made safe and reported to management
  • Being proactive by noticing deficiencies in the facilities and either rectifying if within capabilities or bringing the defect to the attention of management

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in an education facility as a caretaker or similar with a proven trade such as carpentry, electrical or plumbing. Other skills required are,

  • General handyman skills such as general DIY skills, minor plumbing, carpentry, electrical
  • Experience working in a school or similar
  • Good customer service skills
  • Amenable and approachable personality
  • Willingness to learn new skills and undertake training to develop role
  • Flexible and adaptable in approach
  • Able to work the shift pattern and out of hours calls as needed
  • Enhanced DBS check
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