School Assistant Caretaker - training provided

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
15 Jul 2019
12 Aug 2019
Contract Type

Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Caretaker

This role is suitable for a college leaver / apprentice who is looking to gain experience and has a keen interest in buildings maintenance / DIY.

Job Purpose: Working in support of the Site Manager to assist in the day-to-day security, safety, cleanliness and general maintenance of the school.

To undertake basic day to day maintenance tasks.

To escort contractors whilst working onsite.

To ensure that all allocated equipment, furniture and materials are stored safely and securely in order to prevent unauthorised access and potential accidents/misuse.

To perform duties in line with health and safety requirements and take remedial action where hazards are identified.

To work with Sites Manager with regards to skilled maintenance.

To assist in the monitoring of goods inwards and deliver to departments.

To help to maintain the school grounds to ensure they are fit for purpose.

To carry out any other duties as may from time to time be required by the Head.

To maintain confidentiality.

To participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

Upkeep and general care of the school

Unlocking and re-locking bins in preparation for pick-up

Ensuring that external rubbish is stored appropriately

Cleaning and tidying of the internal school building

Cleaning of internal glass, internal and external door glass and internal side of external windows

Cleaning of external windows at ground level

Sweep yards, pick up litter and be responsible for the removal of all debris from paths, play areas, grassed areas, flowerbeds and all entrances.

General maintenance and minor repair work including: doors, windows, toilet seats and flushes, furniture, tap washers and some painting of doors and walls, replacing light bulbs.

General porterage duties and moving of furniture

Assisting teaching staff with simple tasks as requested

Checking damage/security every morning on arrival at the premises

Preparation of Hall for functions as required

Receive and check goods and supplies and take them to the appropriate place for storage

Ensure that all refuse is disposed of promptly and stored away from the main building

Routinely clean lamp shades and light diffusers (strip lights). The height limit is eleven feet

Ensure that clear passage is maintained on fire escape routes

Test fire alarms weekly. Maintain test register

Report any defects of building, furniture, fittings and equipment