School Caretaker

Lewisham, London
Date Posted: 16 May 2024
  1. School Caretaker
  1. Long-term

School Caretaker

Lewisham, London

Join Our Team as a Caretaker at a Secondary School in Lewisham!

Are you a skilled and experienced Caretaker looking for an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact? Look no further! We are seeking a dedicated individual to join our team at a vibrant Secondary School in Lewisham. This full-time, long-term position is available immediately and will extend until the end of the academic year. The range of pay will be dependent on your experience, offering competitive compensation.


  • Previous Caretaker Experience: We're seeking candidates with a proven track record in caretaking roles, ideally within educational settings. Your experience will be invaluable in ensuring the smooth operation of our school facilities.

  • Strong Work Ethic: You should be reliable, punctual, and committed to maintaining a safe and clean environment for our students and staff.

  • Maintenance Skills: Basic knowledge of maintenance and repair tasks such as plumbing, electrical, and general upkeep is essential.

  • Attention to Detail: You'll be responsible for the cleanliness and organisation of our school premises, so meticulous attention to detail is crucial.

  • Excellent Communication: Clear and effective communication is necessary when interacting with staff, students, and external contractors.

  • Positive Attitude: A positive and proactive attitude in addressing issues and solving problems is highly valued.


As a Caretaker at our Secondary School in Lewisham, you will have a diverse range of responsibilities to ensure the school runs smoothly and safely. Your tasks will include:

  1. Security: Maintaining the security of the school premises, including locking/unlocking buildings, responding to alarms, and ensuring all entry points are secure.

  2. Maintenance: Conducting routine checks and minor repairs for various facilities and equipment, such as heating systems, plumbing, lighting, and fixtures.

  3. Cleaning: Ensuring cleanliness and hygiene standards are met in classrooms, corridors, restrooms, and communal areas.

  4. Health and Safety: Implementing health and safety protocols, including fire drills and emergency procedures, and reporting any hazards or incidents promptly.

  5. Grounds keeping: Basic grounds maintenance, including litter picking, gardening, and snow clearing as needed.

  6. Supervision: Overseeing and coordinating external contractors for larger maintenance projects when necessary.

  7. Inventory Management: Keeping an inventory of cleaning supplies and maintenance equipment, and ordering replacements as needed.

  8. Team Collaboration: Collaborating with school staff and management to address maintenance and safety concerns promptly.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled Caretaker to contribute to the well-being and success of our school community. If you meet the requirements and are excited about the prospect of making a positive impact, we encourage you to apply immediately.

Join us in providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students! To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience to

Don't miss out on this chance to become an essential part of our Secondary School in Lewisham. Apply now and embark on a fulfilling journey with us!

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