School Caretaker required for Primary School in Cheltenham

Recruiter
Monarch Education
Location
Cheltenham
Salary
£9 - £15/hour
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Monarch Education are seeking a hardworking, cheerful and energetic person to join a good primary school as their School Caretaker.

The role includes:

Maintenance:

The Caretaker is responsible for making sure a building is in proper working order. This involves:
* carrying out minor repairs such as mending broken windows, changing light
bulbs and unblocking drains
* turning heating and lighting on and off at appropriate times
* making sure the premises are clean and that rubbish is collected and taken
away, and any graffiti is cleaned up
* maintaining the grounds and removing litter.

Security

The Caretaker is responsible for who comes on to the site and the security of the building. This may involve monitoring CCTV and other surveillance equipment to guard against vandalism or break-ins. They may have to report some incidents to the police.

The Caretaker will also unlock buildings in the morning before people arrive, and then lock up at the end of the day. The Caretakers will also be in charge of letting people in who have hired rooms for clubs or evening classes.

Other duties may include:

* arranging chairs and tables for meetings and clearing away afterwards
* ·storing equipment and supplies safely
* understanding fire safety regulations, Health and Safety regulations, emergency procedures and the rules for evacuating a building
* ·ensuring disabled access to the building where necessary
* Basic Minibus maintenance
* Field maintenance and other Groundwork
* Emergency cleaning of human deposits (vomit, excrement)
* Replacement of consumables (Soap, toilet rolls, hand towels)
* Replacement of lighting tubes/lamps
* Portable appliance testing
* Maintaining a variety of records and monitoring meter readings and fuel usage

Skills and personal qualities

A caretaker should:

* be responsible, honest and reliable
* be practical and good with their hands
* stay calm in an emergency, for example if there is a break-in or fire
* have good verbal communication skills to deal with children and adults
* be prepared to get up early
* have some budgeting skills
* understand safe working practices and health and safety legislation
* have some understanding of building construction and design
* be able to interpret technical information
* be well-organised and capable of prioritizing their own work
* be happy to work on their own and/or capable of supervising people
* be flexible and enjoy a varied routine as days can rarely be planned
* be reasonably fit