We are looking to appoint a caretaker to work as part of a team, be responsible for the day-to-day security, safety, cleanliness and general maintenance of the school sites allocated to you.
To ensure that the buildings and school site are secure, particularly out of school hours, and to attend rapid response call-outs as required.
To undertake basic day to day maintenance tasks.
To escort contractors whilst working onsite.
To ensure that all allocated equipment, furniture and materials are stored safely and securely in order to prevent unauthorised access and potential accidents/misuse.
To perform duties in line with health and safety requirements and take remedial action where hazards are identified.
To work with Sites Manager with regards to skilled maintenance.
To line manage the cleaning staff / contractors within the school sites.
To report serious hazards
To assist in the monitoring of goods inwards and deliver to departments.
To help to maintain the school grounds to ensure they are fit for purpose.
To carry out any other duties as may from time to time be required by the Group Bursar.
To maintain confidentiality.
To participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Upkeep and general care of the school
Unlocking and re-locking bins in preparation for pick-up
Ensuring that external rubbish is stored appropriately
Cleaning and tidying of the internal school building
Cleaning of internal glass, internal and external door glass and internal side of external windows
Cleaning of external windows at ground level
Sweep yards, pick up litter and be responsible for the removal of all debris from paths, play areas, grassed areas, flowerbeds and all entrances.
General maintenance and minor repair work including: doors, windows, toilet seats and flushes, furniture, tap washers and some painting of doors and walls, replacing light bulbs.
General porterage duties and moving of furniture
Assisting teaching staff with simple tasks as requested
Checking damage/security every morning on arrival at the premises
Preparation of Hall for functions as required
Receive and check goods and supplies and take them to the appropriate place for storage
Ensure that all refuse is disposed of promptly and stored away from the main building
Routinely clean lamp shades and light diffusers (strip lights). The height limit is eleven feet
Ensure that clear passage is maintained on fire escape routes
Test fire alarms weekly. Maintain test register
Report any defects of building, furniture, fittings and equipment to the Group Bursar
Daily check of roofs for pooling, loose tiles, plant growth etc.
Keep all hard surfaces free of moss and weeds
Disinfect drains and dustbins regularly
Make safe any hazards and ensure that the area is cordoned off
Keep paths, entrances free of ice and snow to ensure the safety of students, parents, staff and visitors.
Heating, Lighting and Water
The switching off of all lights and appropriate electric plug sockets
Turn heating systems on and off as required and check radiators are working efficiently.
Read Gas, Electric and Water meters as required
Be aware of the location of all stopcocks, gas and electricity meters and read meters as required.
Using appropriate PPE, replace, repair fluorescent tube starters and fluorescent tubes up to a height of eleven feet.