Caretaker, London

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Minerva EducationLondon

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Start date: November 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

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. 

Key Accountabilities: 

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 

Grounds Maintenance 

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.   

Job location

More about Minerva Education
Address: 106 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 137 7706
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