Caretaker required in Rochdale

Supply Desk
01 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
School Caretaker required to cover in the Rochdale area.

Are you looking for a long term cover with a view to becoming permanent term? Have you worked in a school previously and want to get back into managing a school’s grounds and properties?

You will be responsible for:

The care and upkeep of buildings and their grounds, including schools, offices, leisure centres, community centres and flats.
Carrying out some general tasks but their exact role depends on the size and type of building they are looking after.

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,

* maintaining the grounds and removing litter.


As the caretaker you are 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. You may have to report some incidents to the police.

You will unlock buildings in the morning before people arrive, and then lock up at the end of the day. In schools and community centres you might also be in charge of letting people in who have hired rooms for clubs or evening classes.

Other tasks

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
* Sports field maintenance and other Groundwork
* Emergency cleaning of human deposits

* 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

You will generally work a 37-hour week, which may include early mornings, evenings and weekends.

If you are interested in this type of role , have experience and have been a key holder, please send your CV and details to

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