Caretaker - West Leeds

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Prospero Teaching
£7.50 - £8/hour
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you experienced in maintenance work and would like a pivotal role in your local community? Do you have experience of being a keyholder and relish the responsibility and challenge this can bring? A role as a school caretaker might be worth considering!

We immediately require a caretaker for a Primary school in Leeds Local Authority. This exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to work initially on a temporary basis, but it may become an ongoing post and perhaps even lead to a permanent position in future. The hours will be 37 per week.

If this caretaker job is the one for you, then you would need to be available to start as soon as possible. This is a great opportunity to work as part of a committed site team, providing a practical service to the staff and pupils of the school. Responsibilities would include but are not limited to the following:

- Key-holding, opening and closing of the school as required, alarm testing and ensuring general security of the site

- Routine maintenance of school buildings and grounds by undertaking minor repair work, for example changing light bulbs, erecting shelves, redecorating, and painting

- Cleaning duties including litter-picking, operation of grounds maintenance machinery such as lawnmowers, bins and toilets

- Occasional moving of heavy objects for example stock, furniture or equipment

- Support the school policies and procedures, for example relating to child safeguarding and data protection, and contributing to the school ethos as a whole

As the successful candidate you will have:

- Previous experience of working in a similarly responsible caretaking role, preferably within a school

- Ability to relate well to children and adults alike

- Basic Health & Safety knowledge, and willingness to adhere to the Code of Safe Working Practice (COSWP) for Caretaking and Premises Staff

- The willingness to learn and train on the job

- A strong work ethic, the ability to work as part of a team, and a professional and proactive attitude

Working with Prospero Teaching you will benefit from:

- a dedicated, professional and friendly specialist School Support Services consultant and a branch with 24 hour on-call facility

- competitive rates of pay paid weekly, which are fully compliant under the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR, 2011)

- commitment to your continuing professional development through free training

- the flexibility to work when and where you want through our network of branches

- being part of a highly respected supply team and developing your own reputation within it, especially through various rewards like 'Candidate of the Term'

We are proud to support a diverse portfolio of schools across Yorkshire, so even if this job or location is not suitable, we would still like to hear from you regarding your relevant experience, as we may have other roles available in schools, temporary or permanent, short-or long-term, full or part-time, which may be a better match. All candidates will be subject to Prospero Teachings child protection and UK eligibility checks, including enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and full referencing process. If you are suitable, an interview would be offered immediately.

To discuss this in more detail, please contact the Leeds office via email or telephone at the Leeds branch of Prospero teaching