School Caretaker


MK ASM 67899


General & Other, Other


£21,160 to £22,896 Per Annum


+ Gym + Private Medical Insurance



Contract Type:


Hours: 6.30am - 3pm - Monday - Friday + Over time

We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the education sector. We have an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Site Manager / School Caretaker to join a fabulous well cared for school based in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Assistant Site Manager / School Caretaker’s Core Duties

  • To work closely with the site manager to ensure the Academy site and its buildings are maintained to a high and safe standard complying with all legislation
  • To deputise for the Site Manager in his absence, delegating and making appropriate decisions
  • To attend to the opening and closing of the premises at designated times and to be responsible for general security at all times. In addition the academy site staff may be called out at unsocial hours or at weekends to deal with security problems
  • To supervise contractors undertaking work on the academy premises (eg. window cleaning, pest control, boiler maintenance, sanitary disposal, cleaners etc), to ensure that the terms of contracts are met and that H & S procedures along with (working with Asbestos) are adhered to
  • To supervise the cleaning contractor and ensure that high levels of cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • To ensure that all roads, paths, access points and entrances are free of snow and ice to ensure safe passage as directed by the Academy winter working procedure
  • To ensure that the highest possible standards of work, cleaning and hygiene are maintained throughout the academy
  • To drive the school minibus/coach accompanying students on school trips and visits
  • To check and log school alarms, emergency lights and batteries weekly to minimise the possibility of theft or vandalism, and to maintain the fabric of the buildings thereby ensuring a safe and sound working environment for staff, pupils and visitors
  • To ensure all CCTV adheres to statutory regulations
  • To convey staff requests for repairs and minor improvements to the site manager
  • To carry out operations around the school (ie. Cleaning lampshades and lighting diffusers, replenishing of soap, towels, toilet paper, sweeping the canteen floors after lunch, etc)
  • To carry out all regulatory tests making sure they are carried out at the appropriate time (eg appliance testing) Training will be provided
  • To ensure that all legislative procedures are undertaken and recorded as per requirements eg Asbestos Register.
  • To manage a risk assessment system
  • To participate in regulatory training
  • To induct and train new caretaking staff as necessary
  • To carry out other duties as may be deemed reasonable by the Line Manager

Assistant Site Manager / School Caretaker’s Skills required

  • A minimum of Level 2 or equivalent standard of education
  • A first aid qualification (training will be given if necessary)
  • Minibus and coach licence (training will be given if necessary)
  • Ability to carry out building maintenance, decoration and repairs
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office/Outlook
  • A flexible working attitude - able to work shifts/evenings and weekends if required
  • The ability to work unsupervised
  • An understanding of relevant policies, codes of practice and legislation including Health and Safety regulations, COSHHH and risk assessments within a school environment
  • Experience of working within a caretaking/maintenance or school setting, not essential

Are you enthusiastic about the Assistant Site Manager / School Caretaker’s job? Send us your CV in word format today