Caretaker - Accomodation Provided

  • Organisation: Kitebrook Preparatory School
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Tenure: Full-time
  • Closing Date: Saturday 18 February 2023

Caretaker/Site Maintenance required at an idyllic Cotswold Prep school. Accommodation in the form of a house is provided. the post holder with responsible for security, maintenance and Health and Safety of buildings and grounds.

The post holder will work closely with the Head of Operations and Grounds, Maintenance and Domestic Teams

Hours – This role is full time, year round

Salary & Remuneration – Competitive salary dependent on experience and service accommodation in the form of a house on site is included.

The School

Set in the idyllic Cotswolds, Kitebrook provides an outstanding all-round co-educational education where children are allowed to develop at their own pace in a happy and supportive environment that inspires self-confidence and a sense of independence.

Purpose of the Position

To have responsibility for the security and overall good order of the school site along with ensuring that relevant Health and Safety, equipment checks and routine maintenance are carried out in an appropriate and timely manner and to support the Operations Manager and Site and Domestic teams where necessary.

Responsibilities & Duties

The duties outlined in this job description may be modified by the Operations Manager or Head, with your agreement, to reflect or anticipate changes in the job.

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

Caretaker/Site Maintenance required at an idyllic Cotswold Prep school. Accommodation in the form of a house is provided. the post holder with responsible for security, maintenance and Health and Safety of buildings and grounds.


Description

The post holder will work closely with the Head of Operations and Grounds, Maintenance and Domestic Teams

Hours – This role is full time, year round

Salary & Remuneration – Competitive salary dependent on experience and service accommodation in the form of a house on site is included.

The School

Set in the idyllic Cotswolds, Kitebrook provides an outstanding all-round co-educational education where children are allowed to develop at their own pace in a happy and supportive environment that inspires self-confidence and a sense of independence.

Purpose of the Position

To have responsibility for the security and overall good order of the school site along with ensuring that relevant Health and Safety, equipment checks and routine maintenance are carried out in an appropriate and timely manner and to support the Operations Manager and Site and Domestic teams where necessary.

Responsibilities & Duties

The duties outlined in this job description may be modified by the Operations Manager or Head, with your agreement, to reflect or anticipate changes in the job.

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


Kitebrook Preparatory School

Kitebrook Preparatory School
Little Compton, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0RP

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