Head Caretaker

01 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Resource Direct Recruitment (RDR) is an internal recruitment for a global energy services and facilities management group. Our recruiting expertise spans across facilities management (hard and soft services), corporate, executive, sales, marketing, procurement, operations, manufacturing, engineering, finance, IT and HR. We pride ourselves in recruiting the best talent and offer insight on recruitment industry trends.
RDR are recruiting for a Head Caretaker to be based at our key clients School in Birmingham. This is a permanent, full-time role working 37.5 hours per week, on a shift pattern as follows: 06:00-14:00; 08:00-16:00, and 11:00-19:00.
On offer is a competitive salary.
This role will report directly to the Soft Services Manager and be responsible for the delivery of caretaking/cleaning services for designated schools within the BSF Birmingham Schools project, together with establishing a close working relationship with the school and community groups.
Specific Responsibilities/Duties:
* Organise, manage and monitor the tasks of the caretaking and cleaning staff
* Effectively manage rotas for cleaning and caretaking staff and follow Company Performance Management procedures, including carrying out appraisals and managing absences
* Responding in a timely manner to any issues with delivery of routine and non-routine caretaking and cleaning services - providing cover as necessary
* Assist in allocation of tasks, working closely with the Maintenance Manager
* Control expenditure, as designated by the Facilities Manager
* Act as keyholder, ensuring security procedures are carried out for the school buildings and grounds
* Responding to Emergency situations in accordance with the Joint Emergency Response Plan (JERP)
* Work with Maintenance Manager to assist in coordinating work to be undertaken by subcontractors
* Under Maintenance Manager's guidance, ensure that maintenance tasks are carried out in accordance with the Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) Programme, including pre-planned maintenance tasks during school holidays
* Develop Cleaning Method Statements
* Ensure that Risk Assessments are undertaken and regularly reviewed for all caretaking and cleaning-related tasks
Skills / Experience Required:
* Relevant continuous working experience of providing FM services including cleaning and basic maintenance of buildings and associated plant and systems
* Experience of staff management
* Experience of producing Risk Assessments and Method Statements
* Able to demonstrate a good understanding of Health & Safety principles
* Able to organise and prioritise work to meet deadlines
* Excellent communication, customer care and team working skills
* Flexible and willing approach to the role - able to work shifts and out of hours
* Resident within 20 minutes' travelling time of the School
How to Apply
Please apply directly for the Head Caretaker vacancy
Due to the high volume of applicants we will not contact unsuccessful applicants at screening process.
For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. There is no re-location package with this job role. RDR do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community