PART TIME CARETAKER - £9ph + holiday pay

3 month temp booking with the possibility of becoming a permanent position

25 hours per week with opportunity of extra hours including weekend work

Earlist start 3pm and latest finish 10pm

Central London

We are looking for an experienced Caretaker to join a team working in a School in Central London.


Portable DBS is desirable.

Caretaker duties will include:

  • Responsibility for the site and contents, and for opening and closing the gates and buildings in accordance with school operating hours, and the requirements of hirers and contractors
  • Setting the intruder alarm system, reporting any faults to the Site Manager
  • Respond promptly to emergency situations that occur outside the usual school hours and to assist in such situations
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure that the security of the site, people and contents are not compromised. Liaison and assistance with the emergency services in such situations
  • Assist in the regular testing of fire alarm systems when required and to report any faults to the Site Manager
  • Operate and inspect the equipment for heating, hot and cold water supplies, lighting, ventilation, power, sanitary facilities, drainage and sewerage on a daily basis where required and reporting to the Site Manager any defects
  • Move furniture and set up of rooms ready for school events
  • Participate in school programmes in respect of energy conservation, health and safety, control of substances harmful to health and similar matters, including monitoring and operation of control procedures
  • Oversight of contractors on site, and alerting the Premises Manager of any concerns regarding health and safety and/or performance
  • Replace and clean light fittings
  • Liaise with staff via e-mail (full training given)
  • Undertake minor repair and replacement work including carpentry, glazing, decoration, plumbing and electrical work within the capabilities of the post holder or as directed by the Site Manager
  • Advise the Site Manager of any repair or replacement work that should be carried out by other persons
  • Take appropriate measures when adverse weather conditions affect the sites
  • Directly purchase tools and materials as needed for the completion of tasks 
  • Assist in the supervision of repair, replacement or maintenance work carried out by contractors
  • To ensure the appropriate behaviour of contractors and visitors whilst on site
  • Monitoring the day-to-day performance of the cleaning contractors, maintain records of deficiencies and remedial actions, and to report to the Site Manager deficiencies requiring action
  • Ensure all external areas tidy and free from litter. Sweep all exterior hard surfaces and keep all borders and grassed areas free of litter and ensure all gullies and traps are free from obstructions
  • In emergencies to undertake cleaning duties in order to satisfy health and safety legislation
  • Ensure the site is clean in the absence of contractors or at the end of lettings
  • Assist in the monitoring of the cleaning of windows by contractors
  • Prepare hired areas, and to ensure at the end of each hire that all areas are left tidied and cleaned
  • Provide a prompt report, using the relevant channels, in the event of loss or damage arising in the course of a letting or school event
  • To drive a Minibus if required
  • Carry out appropriate duties as determined by the Site Manager or representative of the Site Manager, or the Senior Leadership Team.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Caretaker experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Previous Health & Safety at working training
  • Portable DBS is desirable
  • A full clean driving licence

You should have:

  • The ability to work unsupervised as well as part of a team
  • A naturally friendly and helpful nature and the ability to work with a range of teaching and non teaching staff as well as contractors and outside hirers
  • A flexible approach to work duties
  • Ability to undertake manual handling duties
  • Awareness of equal opportunities legislation and be ready to embrace the ethos of the school
  • Willing to attend training courses as directed by your line manager
  • A clean and smart appearance

We are interviewing for this position now!

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