Posted 08 May 2024
Salary £16 - £18 per hour
Job type Part-time
Discipline Primary Education
Contact NameTyne Brownlie

Job description

School Caretaker | Dagenham, East London

Remedy is looking to recruit an experienced School Caretaker to look after a fantastic primary school in Dagenham. Are you ready to join a supportive and nurturing community that works together to achieve the very best outcomes for its pupils? If so, this school in Dagenham could be the perfect place for you to develop your career and make a real difference to the lives of children and young people.

School Caretaker | Responsibilities

Provide caretaker services to a fantastic primary school, a summary of tasks include:

  • Maintaining clean, safe, and secure school premises, which includes building and grounds.
  • Carrying out cleaning, handy person activities, routine maintenance and refurbishment, and minor repairs.
  • Some supervision of school cleaning staff.
  • Promoting health and safety around the school.
  • Carry out porterage duties, such as moving furniture and equipment around the school.
  • Maintain the general school premises, furniture, and fittings, and reporting any issues to the Head Teacher.
  • Carry out small repairs and DIY projects.
  • Arrange larger repairs and obtain quotes from contractors.
  • Carry out daily cleaning and ad-hoc duties, such as litter picking and arranging the disposal of waste.
  • Carry out emergency cleaning duties, such as gritting and cleaning up spillage.
  • Arrange an annual deep clean of classrooms, staffrooms, kitchen, dining areas, food tech areas and other frequently used spaces on school premises.
  • Take responsibility of the maintenance of cleaning tools and products, including arranging replacements and ensuring good stock levels.
  • Maintain the security of the school premises as the main key holder.
  • Lock and unlock the premises as required, including out of school hours when necessary.
  • Check at the end of the school day that all windows, doors and gates are locked, lights switched off, and gas and electrical appliances are turned off.
  • Set security alarm systems, report any potential security breaches, and respond to any alarms or other call outs following agreed procedures.
  • Carry out regular checks of CCTV and alarm systems, locks, fire safety appliances, security gates and perimeter fencing, and ensure any necessary repairs are actioned.
  • Advise the Head Teacher on all matters relating to school's security and safety.
  • Ensure a safe working and learning environment in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • Carry out and record regular health and safety checks, including on legionella risk, play equipment, safety equipment, and any hazards on school premises, report any problems to the Head Teacher.
  • Provide safe access to the school's in cold weather conditions.

School Caretaker | Requirements

  • Previous caretaking experience within a school environment.
  • Previous experience of building maintenance.
  • Previous experience of security including alarm systems.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of health and safety regulations.
  • Basic DIY Skills.
  • Good Interpersonal skills to protect the school's interests in dealing with contractors and other visitors to the site.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Full driving licence and access to own car.
  • Willingness to travel between both sites.
  • Must be willing to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check prior to commencing work.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS Check.

If you are interested, please contact in this fantastic school caretaker position please "Apply" or if you require additional information contact Tyne at Remedy Education.

Remedy is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

Remedy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.