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School Caretaker

New Directions
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Job Description:
Job Description

New Directions Education are looking to appoint a hardworking and reliable School Caretaker, to cover long and short term temporary positions in primary and secondary schools in Cardiff.

Due to the nature of supply work, all applicants must be willing to work in different schools in the area, covering internal staff absences such as sickness and maternity. Workings hours can vary depending on specific school requirements. Primary school hours can include split-shifts, such as 6am-10am and 3pm-6pm, and secondary school hours are generally 8am-4pm. There is also work available during school holidays.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an awareness of health and safety and excellent practical skills. Previous caretaker experience is highly desirable, applicants without this experience will be considered but must have a background working in a building, maintenance or trades position with transferable skills.

All applicants should be confident working independently, to oversee the general upkeep, maintenance and security of the school grounds and premises.

Job Specification

Caretakers are responsible for looking after a school site including the buildings and grounds.

The duties of a school Caretaker include:

  • General maintenance and minor repairs
  • Liaising with contractors
  • Managing heating and alarm systems
  • Security
  • Opening and closing the school
  • Basic cleaning
  • Key holding.

Caretakers must be honest, reliable and trustworthy. They must be able to work well on their own using their own initiative, as well as working within a larger team.

Candidates will ideally have previous caretaking experience; however New Directions will consider candidates who have a background in maintenance, decorating, facilities or security.

It’s mandatory that caretakers have a clear DBS either registered with the Update Service or a New Directions DBS.

What New Directions Education Ltd offers:
  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Cardiff branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0133 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

Why work for
New Directions

New Directions is an award-winning supply teaching recruitment and training agency. We are one of the largest education recruitment specialists for both supply and permanent staff in the UK; we cover roles from qualified teachers to school support staff for long and short-term positions. A market leader and supplier of choice, we’ve been named as a preferred supplier of staff to the education sector across Wales.

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