Caretaker

6 days left

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Swanscombe
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Jul 2019
Closes
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purpose of Role
The overall aim of the caretaking role is ensure that the internal and external school facilities are available, fully functional, H&S compliant and aesthetically pleasing where this fails within the remit of the caretaking team
Duties
Main daily activities
* Ensuring security integrity of the school buildings and grounds through locking and unlocking, patrols, monitoring third party lettings
* Carry out day-to -day duties according to daily schedule, i.e. litter picking, sweeping, refreshing toilets
* Carry out defined Planned Preventative Maintenance responsibilities in accordance with each school's schedule and individual's skills
Reactive duties
* Carry out initial investigations into reactive requests made during the day relating to deficiencies in accommodation and making temporary or permanent repairs or otherwise notifying management of the need to call in a service provider, in accordance with prescribed procedures and timescales
* Respond to emergency situations such as floods, bodily fluids and effecting temporary or permanent rectification in accordance with prescribed procedures and timescales
* Respond to request for collection of parcels, movement of furniture rearrangement of rooms etc. in accordance with prescribed procedures and timescales
* Be observant for H&S issues and ensure that they are rectified or made safe and reported to management
General duties
* Where appropriate provide access, escort, liaise with and assist service providers on site to undertake remedial work or planned prevented maintenance
* Carry out minor repairs and decoration works
* Participate in cleaning/deep cleaning activities as and when required
* Being proactive by noticing deficiencies in the facilities and either rectifying if within capabilities or bringing the defect to the attention of management
* Any other duties as assigned by management that relate to maintaining the facilities in a clean, functional and aesthetically pleasing state
* Any other duties that individual is suitably skilled or qualified to undertake
* Any other duties that are specific to the school being worked in i.e. swimming pool maintenance
* Be flexible in shift pattern to cover colleagues' absences due to sickness and annual leave
Out of hours
* Be available for lettings of the premises outside of normal hours with agreement of Site Manager
* Participate in providing an out of hours emergency call out service in line with management instructions
* Maintain communication in the event of any incidents to ensure availability of school accommodation and facilities
Skills Required
* Proactive approach
* Range of general caretaking skills such as minor plumbing, carpentry and electrical
* Good customer service skills
* Amenable and approachable personality
* Ability to liaise with and assist external service providers
* Ability to work in a team
* Ability to multi skill
* Willingness to learn new skills and undertake training to develop role
* Flexible and adaptable in approach