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Part-time Caretaker

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: CPS2018-04
  • Published: Fri 07/09/2018, 8:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/09/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 12 hours per week (flexible hours, afternoons preferred) • • Term-time only (with INSET Days) plus 36 hours per year contractual overtime.
  • Salary: Grade RG3 15–18 (starting at £9.32 per hour)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading

Coley Primary School is looking for a skilled, flexible, enthusiastic, conscientious and self-motivated person to help us keep our fantastic Victorian school in good order both inside and out.

As Caretaker you will be responsible for providing caretaking and minor maintenance within the school and provide a key role to ensure a welcoming and safe environment for the whole school community.

We are looking for someone who can work 12 hours per week, (ideally from 2pm to 6pm three days a week). You will be required to work term-time, with an additional 36 hours per year during school holidays. During school holidays you will be expected to use your time flexibly to supervise any works happening in the school not suitable to be carried out during term-time and make regular checks on site safety.

You will have good home/school improvement skills, gardening knowledge and be able to keep the site tidy and safe for users. Previous site maintenance is desirable and candidates should be computer literate for emails and computer record keeping.

Duties will include:

Cleaning:

  • Be responsible for the cleaning of designated areas (e.g. litter bins, gutters, leaves, car parks, playgrounds). p Ensure debris, leaves, snow and ice are cleared to avoid potential hazards and ensure safe access to all areas of the school.

Gardening:

  • Be responsible for keeping grounds, gardens and vegetable patches maintained between visits from contractors.

Security:

  • Carry out security checks on the building. p Act as a key holder.

Porterage:

  • Supervise the movements of vehicles in the school grounds, assist with the unloading of delivery vehicles and distribution of goods within the school. p Move furniture and equipment. p Assist in ordering, distributing, storing and keeping secure school supplies.

Health & Safety:

  • Carry out and record basic checks and help maintain Health and Safety records. p Complete regular Health & Safety walks with the School Business Manager.

Maintenance & Repair:

  • Be responsible for noting and reporting repairs. p Undertake minor maintenance and decorating tasks (e.g. changing light bulbs and strips, fuses, plugs, unblocking drains, repainting walls, minor joinery etc).
  • Liaise with the maintenance contractors, monitor their activities and report any concerns to the Business Manager.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Make an appointment to come and see us today. Please contact the school office on 0118 937 5461 or send an email to bursar@coleyprimary.reading.sch.uk. To download an application pack please visit our school website at http://www.coleyprimary.reading.sch.uk/job-opportunities/

Please do not send a CV as, for the purposes of Equal Opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Closing date: Sunday 16 September 2018

Shortlisting date: Monday 17 September 2018

Interview date: Tuesday 25 September 2018

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An Enhanced DBS check will be sought from all successful candidates.

How to Apply

Coley Primary School Wolseley Street Reading RG1 6AZ Tel: 01189375461 Email: admin@coleyprimary.reading.sch.uk
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: CPS2018-04
  • Published: Fri 07/09/2018, 8:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/09/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 12 hours per week (flexible hours, afternoons preferred) • • Term-time only (with INSET Days) plus 36 hours per year contractual overtime.
  • Salary: Grade RG3 15–18 (starting at £9.32 per hour)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading

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