School Caretaker


MK ASM 67899


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


£21,160 to £22,896 Per Annum


+ Gym + Private Medical Insurance



Contract Type:


Hours: 6:30am - 3:00pm - Monday - Thursday, 6:30am - 2:30pm 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 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 decisions
  • To attend to the opening and closing of the premises and be responsible for general security - Site staff may be called out at unsocial hours to deal with security problems
  • To supervise contractors undertaking work (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 high levels of cleanliness are maintained
  • To ensure that all roads, paths, and access points are free of snow and ice
  • To ensure that the highest possible standards of work, cleaning and hygiene are maintained
  • 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
  • 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 (eg appliance testing) - training will be provided
  • To ensure that all legislative procedures are undertaken and recorded eg Asbestos Register
  • To manage a risk assessment system
  • To participate in regulatory training
  • To induct and train new caretaking staff as necessary

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 job? Send us your CV in Word format today.