School Caretaker

  • Organisation: Rowan Preparatory School
  • Location: Surrey
  • Salary info £13.33ph
  • Tenure: Part-time
  • Closing Date: Friday 3 March 2023

We are looking for a caretaker to join our hard-working Facilities team. The position has an interesting and varied range of duties and responsibilities. The successful candidate will be proactive and proud of their working environment.

  • Fridays only from 6:30am - 4:00pm
  • £13.33 per hour

Caretakers are an important part of the school support team and they must relate well with both pupils and adults. You will be flexible, work well under pressure and be approachable and friendly with all pupils, parents and staff.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day security, safety, cleanliness and general maintenance of Rowan Preparatory School.

Job Description – School Caretaker

Reports to: The Facilities & IT Manager

Job Purpose:

  • To have responsibility for the following aspects of Rowan Preparatory School sites at Rowan Hill and Rowan Brae
  • The security of the buildings, in conjunction with the cleaning team
  • The overall good order of the premises and the grounds
  • Carrying out and recording Health and Safety checks
  • Routine material and equipment checks
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Porterage of school deliveries as required
  • To help the school use energy and water efficiently and minimise waste
  • Morning minibus driving to transport pupils to school from various local pick up locations, plus occasional driving to support the transport of pupils for the educational team

Key Tasks

Security:

  • To be a key holder, to check, lock and unlock the building as required
  • To liaise with alarm company and attend call outs as required
  • To ensure that all windows and doors are closed and that all school gates are closed when the building is not in use e.g. school holidays
  • To liaise with the Cleaning team regarding locking up during term time
  • To ensure that all items of significant value are security marked

Good order of buildings:

  • To ensure adequate maintenance and cleaning materials are ordered
  • To attend to maintenance, decorating and improvement tasks
  • To oversee contractor work for more substantial decorating and improvement work during the holidays

School Grounds:

  • To clear the outside grounds of any rubbish and ensure that the tidiness of the grounds is maintained
  • To liaise with ground maintenance contractors to ensure that contracts are fulfilled
  • Make any minor repairs to the outside school grounds including play equipment

Routine Equipment/Consumable Checks:

  • To ensure maintenance and cleaning equipment is working and is adequate and appropriate for needs
  • To check all lighting tubes and replace as required
  • To check stocks of consumables regularly e.g. black bags, toilet rolls and tissues
  • To order and replace air fresheners for toilets as required
  • To ensure central heating is working and alter timers/clocks as required
  • Check all internal clocks weekly and replace batteries as required

Minor Maintenance:

  • To attend to small maintenance tasks and minor repairs e.g. school furniture , fixtures and equipment
  • To ascertain the need for external repairers and liaise with contractors as required
  • To assemble self assembly furniture

Porterage

  • To routinely move and check off small deliveries
  • To move larger deliveries e.g. furniture as required
  • To ensure that waste is collected and moved to collection points
  • To set up rooms for events and meetings as required e.g. putting out and away chairs and refreshments
  • To support the catering staff when possible with tables and chairs for lunch

Energy Efficiency:

  • To help reduce energy costs by highlighting possible waste and minimise consumption were possible
  • To develop systems for reducing waste and for recycling materials where possible

Health and Safety:

  • To support the Business Manager in ensuring the school meets Health and Safety requirements by carrying out checks and maintaining records including
  • Smoke/ fire alarms and detectors
  • Signage
  • Water system safety
  • To attend training on matters regarding Health and Safety

Minibuses:

  • To carry out daily & weekly inspection of vehicles and set up termly checks with 3rd parties, also servicing & MOT when required
  • To ensure vehicles are clean & fuel levels are replenished
  • To drive the daily morning minibus to transport pupils to school, and when requested to support school operations
  • To provide practice sessions for staff volunteering to drive in preparation for their assessments

Person Specification

  • Experience of carrying out specialist building maintenance work, within the reasonable capacity of a normal handyperson
  • Ability to perform the physical tasks required by the post, including lifting, carrying and pushing various equipment to undertake the duties of the post.
  • An understanding of the main Health & Safety Regulations, including COSHH and risk assessment, and how they apply in a school environment
  • Experience of keeping inspection records
  • Ability to identify work priorities and manage own workload, whilst ensuring that lower priority work is kept up to date
  • Ability to act on own initiative, dealing with any unexpected problems that arise
  • Ability to demonstrate good inter-personal skills to communicate with a range of people
  • Ability to provide high quality supervision, training and support to Assistant Caretaker
  • Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the school
  • Holder of a full clean Driving Licence, ideally D1 or PCV, with experience of driving a Minibus or comparable vehicle
  • An understanding of and commitment to child welfare and safety

If you are interested in finding out more about the role, or would like to apply, please contact Vicky Langham via email (vicky.langham@rowanprepschool.co.uk) or telephone (01372 462 627)

We are looking for a caretaker to join our hard-working Facilities team. The position has an interesting and varied range of duties and responsibilities. The successful candidate will be proactive and proud of their working environment.


Description

  • Fridays only from 6:30am - 4:00pm
  • £13.33 per hour

Caretakers are an important part of the school support team and they must relate well with both pupils and adults. You will be flexible, work well under pressure and be approachable and friendly with all pupils, parents and staff.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day security, safety, cleanliness and general maintenance of Rowan Preparatory School.

Job Description – School Caretaker

Reports to: The Facilities & IT Manager

Job Purpose:

  • To have responsibility for the following aspects of Rowan Preparatory School sites at Rowan Hill and Rowan Brae
  • The security of the buildings, in conjunction with the cleaning team
  • The overall good order of the premises and the grounds
  • Carrying out and recording Health and Safety checks
  • Routine material and equipment checks
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Porterage of school deliveries as required
  • To help the school use energy and water efficiently and minimise waste
  • Morning minibus driving to transport pupils to school from various local pick up locations, plus occasional driving to support the transport of pupils for the educational team

Key Tasks

Security:

  • To be a key holder, to check, lock and unlock the building as required
  • To liaise with alarm company and attend call outs as required
  • To ensure that all windows and doors are closed and that all school gates are closed when the building is not in use e.g. school holidays
  • To liaise with the Cleaning team regarding locking up during term time
  • To ensure that all items of significant value are security marked

Good order of buildings:

  • To ensure adequate maintenance and cleaning materials are ordered
  • To attend to maintenance, decorating and improvement tasks
  • To oversee contractor work for more substantial decorating and improvement work during the holidays

School Grounds:

  • To clear the outside grounds of any rubbish and ensure that the tidiness of the grounds is maintained
  • To liaise with ground maintenance contractors to ensure that contracts are fulfilled
  • Make any minor repairs to the outside school grounds including play equipment

Routine Equipment/Consumable Checks:

  • To ensure maintenance and cleaning equipment is working and is adequate and appropriate for needs
  • To check all lighting tubes and replace as required
  • To check stocks of consumables regularly e.g. black bags, toilet rolls and tissues
  • To order and replace air fresheners for toilets as required
  • To ensure central heating is working and alter timers/clocks as required
  • Check all internal clocks weekly and replace batteries as required

Minor Maintenance:

  • To attend to small maintenance tasks and minor repairs e.g. school furniture , fixtures and equipment
  • To ascertain the need for external repairers and liaise with contractors as required
  • To assemble self assembly furniture

Porterage

  • To routinely move and check off small deliveries
  • To move larger deliveries e.g. furniture as required
  • To ensure that waste is collected and moved to collection points
  • To set up rooms for events and meetings as required e.g. putting out and away chairs and refreshments
  • To support the catering staff when possible with tables and chairs for lunch

Energy Efficiency:

  • To help reduce energy costs by highlighting possible waste and minimise consumption were possible
  • To develop systems for reducing waste and for recycling materials where possible

Health and Safety:

  • To support the Business Manager in ensuring the school meets Health and Safety requirements by carrying out checks and maintaining records including
  • Smoke/ fire alarms and detectors
  • Signage
  • Water system safety
  • To attend training on matters regarding Health and Safety

Minibuses:

  • To carry out daily & weekly inspection of vehicles and set up termly checks with 3rd parties, also servicing & MOT when required
  • To ensure vehicles are clean & fuel levels are replenished
  • To drive the daily morning minibus to transport pupils to school, and when requested to support school operations
  • To provide practice sessions for staff volunteering to drive in preparation for their assessments

Person Specification

  • Experience of carrying out specialist building maintenance work, within the reasonable capacity of a normal handyperson
  • Ability to perform the physical tasks required by the post, including lifting, carrying and pushing various equipment to undertake the duties of the post.
  • An understanding of the main Health & Safety Regulations, including COSHH and risk assessment, and how they apply in a school environment
  • Experience of keeping inspection records
  • Ability to identify work priorities and manage own workload, whilst ensuring that lower priority work is kept up to date
  • Ability to act on own initiative, dealing with any unexpected problems that arise
  • Ability to demonstrate good inter-personal skills to communicate with a range of people
  • Ability to provide high quality supervision, training and support to Assistant Caretaker
  • Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the school
  • Holder of a full clean Driving Licence, ideally D1 or PCV, with experience of driving a Minibus or comparable vehicle
  • An understanding of and commitment to child welfare and safety

If you are interested in finding out more about the role, or would like to apply, please contact Vicky Langham via email (vicky.langham@rowanprepschool.co.uk) or telephone (01372 462 627)


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