School Caretaker

Chase Grammar School
16 Jan 2019
13 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Please note the closing date for this role is Monday, 4 February 2019. CV's sent after this date, will not be included in the shortlisting.

Job Purpose


Chase Grammar School is looking for a hard-working, honest, dependable, self-motivated person to act as School Caretaker. The School has a wide variety of maintenance requirements and every member of the team is expected to turn their hand to any maintenance or caretaking task. This particular post deals with the general up-keep to ensure all areas of the School and grounds are in an excellent state of repair and tidiness. There are a wide variety of tasks, which will be the responsibility of the Caretaker on a daily basis. You will provide routine assistance and support to the teaching staff and maintenance to the site, facilities and equipment, complying with recognised Health and Safety rules for safe working.

Duties/Task and Responsibilities


* Provide a wide variety of maintenance/caretaking requirements/tasks

* Upkeep and general care of the School

* Morning and evening traffic control for staff and parents

* Maintaining School grounds

* Be responsible for monitoring and ordering cleaning supplies and equipment

* Receive and check goods and supplies

* Routine testing of equipment and maintaining register

* To clean designated areas of the school to the highest possible standards

* Carrying out minor repairs to fixtures, fittings and equipment

* Assisting teaching staff with simple tasks as requested

* Preparation of School site for functions as required

* Ensure that clear passage is maintained on fire escape routes

* Any other work requested by, and deemed appropriate by, the School Principal, School Bursar or Head of Maintenance

Hours of Work

Term Time working hours are 08:00 to 17:00

During school holidays, your working hours are 09:00 to 15:00.

Your annual leave allowance would be 28 days (including Bank Holidays) to be taken during school holidays.

Chase Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check (DBS) and satisfactory references.

Person Specification for Driver/Maintenance Person

The following person specification indicates those areas of skills and personal characteristics, qualifications, training and experience that are either essential or desirable in the candidates being interviewed.

Skills and personal Characteristics


Must be able to work as part of a team

Good general DIY skills

An ability to cope with pressure

A sense of humour

An ability to communicate effectively with parents, students and staff in a variety of ways

An ability to show initiative and have a flexible approach to workload

A commitment to the ethos of the school as a community

Excellent attendance record

Tact, discretion & diplomacy

Excellent time keeping

A concern for the reputation of the school

Must be familiar with Health and Safety practices