We are urgently looking for a Caretaker for our client based in South Tyneside for a 3 month period. Purpose Share responsibility, under the direction of the Site Manager, for the care and maintenance of the school site. Responsibilities Responsibility for the security of the premises and contents. Carry out porterage and handyperson duties, taking account of your own safety and ability/authority to carry out repairs deemed reasonable by the Head Teacher. Ensure adequate lighting, heating and ventilation of premises, operating plant as advised by the Council or installation company. Assist with monthly check of water supply, complete site log for water hygiene regulations. A visual check of bathroom furniture, flushing systems, water tower and check for surface water on site, to reduce water wastage and report any defects to the Site Manager. Assist the Site Manager with visual site checks and report any faults to the Assistant Facilities Management. Assist with carrying out weekly Fire Alarm & Emergency Lighting System Tests and monthly Fire Extinguishers, Hose Reels & Door Maintenance Inspections. Knowledge of Asbestos Risk Register. Work within the framework and expectations set out in the Local Authority Caretaker Advisory Manual. Ensure all hard (bitmac and paved) external areas are clean and free from litter. Keep all drains and gullies free from congestion, using power hose etc on problem areas. Provide safe access to buildings in bad weather, taking frost precautions, clearing snow/effects of minor flooding and gritting access and key playground areas. Note reports of defects/areas for improvement from colleagues, workmen, members of the public, ensuring that minor works are dealt with promptly. In consultation with the Site Manager, make requests for repairs, following the School's agreed procedure, keep records of requests and check for satisfactory completion of work. Maintain caretaking supplies/equipment and ensure supplies/equipment are stored safely and tidily in a clean environment. When on duty, ensure trespassers are asked to leave the site, reporting names to Head Teacher and calling the Police if you consider the site or its occupants to be at any risk. Experience Candidates should have DIY skills and handyman/security skills. Please note candidates must have had a DBS check within the last 12 months. If you are interested please send your CV asap.