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Skillframe Executive
Job Title:
Caretaker
Reference:
VR/03814
Salary:
£18596 - 21796
Location:
East Molesey
Job Background:
Job Title        Caretaker        Level/Salary range        S5
Report to        Business Manager/Headmaster        Hours per week        37.5
Date Required        Spring Term        Weeks        All year (24 days holiday to be taken during school holidays)

Core Purpose
To provide a clean and safe environment for users of the school buildings and grounds.
Key tasks/responsibilities
Security
•        Ensure that the premises are locked and unlocked as required. Set alarm to secure the school and its grounds.
•        Responsible for the safe custody of the keys of the premises.
•        To be vigilant to the security of the school by carrying out site security tours.
Health and Safety
•        Ensure that all work areas and fire escape routes are kept clear of obstructions.
•        Inform the senior leadership of any incident or suspected hazards and take temporary precautions as appropriate.
•        Ensure clear and safe pedestrian access to the school particularly in adverse weather conditions.
•        Ensure COSHH guidelines are followed including safe storage of chemicals.

Maintenance
•        Ensure the efficient functioning of heating, lighting and plumping through regular checks.
•        Ability to complete tasks around the school including painting/decorating, first line maintenance of fixtures and fittings, plumbing including unblocking sinks and other “handy man” works.
•        Advising on faults to the buildings, fixtures and fittings which require specialist attention
•        Keep all outside areas safe, clean and tidy; ensure drains and gullies are kept free from blockages.
•        High standard of grounds presentation (flower beds, litter etc).
•        Play a significant role in premises improvements.
•        Monitor trade people on site undertaking repair work ensuring work is completed to a satisfactory standard.
•        Supervise grounds maintenance contracts to ensure is completed to a satisfactory standard.
•        Gas, electric and water meters to be read monthly and reported to the Business Manager.
•        Ensure all statutory testing is completed and the premises remain compliant with the relevant BS Standards.
•        Ensuring all equipment used is in good repair and used to company / manufacturer’s instructions.

Cleaning
•        Ensure that the premises and equipment are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness. Keep all areas of school clear of litter. Report whether premises are cleaned by contractions/school cleaners to the specified standard.
Management
•        To maintain appropriate records including inspections log book, fire alarm log book, repair orders etc.
•        Keep the senior leadership updated on works/inspections being carried out around the school and ensure they are in accordance with the school’s policies.
•        Assisting with the set-up of school events (Summer and Winter Fetes) and occasional other out of school hours events (a couple of times a term usually).
•        Acting as an ambassador for school and ensuring that the school’s high standards are               promoted at all times.      
Experience and qualities

        Essential        Desirable
Experience                
Experience of working in school or similar environment                x
Good “handy man” skills        x        
Awareness of the requirements of health and safety legislation and good practice relevant to the duties of the post        x        
Ability to work in an organised and methodical manner to prioritise tasks        x        
Personal Characteristics                
Excellent communication skills        x        
Reliable and adaptable        x        
Proactive and be able to use initiative        x        

Job Duties:
The hours are 7-11 and 2.45 – 6.15 and it’s a year round job, with about 24 days holiday..
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