MS C 795236


Building & Engineering, Caretakers, Education, Estates Manager, Facilities Management, Facilities Managers, General & Other, Labourer, Other, Other, Other, Painter, Plumber / Mechanical fitter, Premises Officers /Managers, Site Manager, Trades & Labour


£23,817 to £25,128 Per Annum


Overtime + 30 Days Leave + Pension + Great Benefits



Contract Type:


We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the Facilities & Maintenance sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Lead Caretaker with a range of maintenance skills to join a caretaking team at a local Primary School. The candidate will take pride in their work and build good working relationships with staff and contractors.

£23,817 - £25,128 + Overtime available + 30 Days Annual Leave + Pension

11:00am - 7:00pm with breaks, or 12:00 - 8:00pm (for lettings) - Some weekend work (overtime)

Lead Caretaker’s Core Duties

  • Provide an efficient caretaking service including the maintenance and security of the school
  • Promote a safe working environment in line with health and safety regulations and COSHH
  • Operate systems (BMS, heating, air handling units, lighting and security, CCTV and alarms)
  • Undertake minor repairs and maintenance of the buildings (painting, repairing fencing etc)
  • Undertake general portage duties, moving furniture and equipment within the school
  • Oversee onsite maintenance contractors, checking that work is completed on time
  • Refill toilet requisites (soap, toilet paper and hand towels) as needed
  • Undertake periodic cleaning of designated areas according to instructions
  • Assist with maintenance of specialised equipment, for example sports/theatrical
  • Act as designated key holder, providing emergency access to the school site for security
  • Attend the gates according to the gates timetable at key drop off and pick up times
  • Manage the car park to ensure staff, visitors and delivery vans park safely
  • Take on the role of fire warden a designated area of the school
  • Supervise evening / weekend lettings and ensure the building and grounds are secured

Lead Caretaker’s Skills Required

  • Previous caretaking experience
  • Educated to NVQ level 2 / GCSE Grade A-C or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Experience as a key holder
  • Experience of working in a primary school or other educational setting (desirable)
  • Understanding of school policies/codes of practice and relevant legislation (desirable)
  • Good communication skills - courteous, tactful, seeks clarification as needed on duties
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills to enable work records to be kept
  • Able to use cleaning tools and equipment and basic tools for maintenance repairs
  • Able to use a walkie-talkie, laptop, printer
  • Able to identify problems, take action, and know when to escalate to manager
  • Able to undertake portage duties
  • Experience of supervising hirers of the school indoor and outdoor facilities (desirable)
  • A warm, friendly manner
  • Good problem solving skills
  • An ability to work pro-actively both independently, and as part of a team
  • Two satisfactory references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check

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