School Caretaker

Merton, London
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2024
  1. School Caretaker
  1. Long-term

School Caretaker

Merton, London

Are you looking for a new Caretaker role? Interested in an active role to keep yourself fit? Looking for a role that is long-term and competitively paid?

Tradewind Recruitment are currently working alongside a 'good' mixed secondary school located in the London borough of Merton who are looking to appoint a caretaker ASAP. The role will be full-time, long-term and will be working alongside the Estates Manager. The pay is competitive.
The successful candidate will ensure the provision of a safe, clean, attractive learning environment, as part of a team undertaking responsibility for the maintenance, security, health, and safety of the academy site (including grounds, buildings, facilities, and equipment), ensuring that they operate efficiently and effectively.
Facilities Support -
 Provide a broad range of facilities support in an efficient and effective manner  Unlocking and locking of all school buildings and areas  Act as a key holder being part of the call-out team to intruder alarm activations and other out of hours emergencies  Ensure school facilities are opened and closed at the required times throughout the school term and during holiday periods  To be pro-active around the site to identify defects  Undertake the completion, recording and tracking of all allocated tasks in line with the Merton Schools demarcation matrix related to the PFI contract  Log, prioritise and action tasks using the Helpdesk ticketing system  Log items on the PFI Helpdesk as required  Provide support for school meetings and events including setting up of furniture, equipment and hospitality  Ensuring a safe environment for the stakeholders of the school to provide a secure environment in which due learning processes can be provided  Oversee contractors who are on site ensuring they comply with H&S regulations and school policies  Assist the Site Manager with ensuring that all site documentation is in place including ensuring records of on-site checks and inspections are passed to the site manager  Ensure that pathways and all other external hard surfaces are kept clean and free of litter and that they are gritted/salted as required  Cover for absence and sickness of other members of the team as required
Maintenance -
 Undertake routine maintenance and repair schedules in line with school and PFI requirements  Supervise maintenance contractors and undertake regular site inspections  Identify defects and record repair and maintenance requirements  Undertake cleaning tasks as required  Undertake appropriate repairs and redecoration as required
The candidate will -
- Have basic knowledge of Health and Safety legislations and requirements
- Knowledge of maintenance and security systems
- Understanding of appropriate cleaning methods and standards
- Considerable DIY experience
To join us and be successful in this role you will need to -

- Hold a high-level degree
- Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks (you can apply through Tradewind and get the cost of the DBS refunded after 20 day of working with us)
- Your CV must cover 10 years of employment
- Legal right to work in the United Kingdom

Tradewind are well-known for offering top rates of pay, more CPD (50 in total) than any other agency, a great referral bonus (up to £100 per person referred - so even if you are not looking, do get in touch with your referrals!) and termly networking and social events.

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this position in Merton; or alternatively, for more information please contact Zjantelle Makabali on 02078455450, option 2 /

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