School Caretaker/Minibus Driver

19000.00 - 21000.00 GBP Annual + GBP19000 - GBP21000/annum
18 Sep 2019
01 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Smart Education are currently looking for a school caretaker to work within an excellent school in Birmingham City Centre.

This is a full time, permanent role to start ASAP.

The working hours are: 7.45am - 4.45pm (with one or two days being a 6.30pm finish)

In order to apply for this role you MUST have

-Good skills in general maintenance and security routines

-Experience working in a school environment

-Full Driving Licence and experience driving a minibus

-IT skills

-Good communication skills

You must have.....

Understanding and following advanced level of Health & Safety rules.

Understanding of advanced level of Health and Safety regulations.

Asbestos awareness.

Safeguarding premises and key holding.

To ensure prompt and accurate completion of all appropriate reports.

Problem solving and fault finding.

Willing to go courses if necessary.

Maintained high standard within tight deadlines.

Time management multitasking.


Excellent DIY skills and using power tools and hand tools Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Ground Maintenance,

Implementing Health and Safety regulations.

Handling chemicals and cleaning (COSHH regulations NVQ LEVEL 2)

The ability to work with technical equipment, such as CCTV, Fire Alarm, Emergency Lighting.

Good awareness of both heights and confined space.



A polite and helpful manner and smart appearance.

Able to work as part of a team or individually.

Friendly and approachable.

Always courteous to other staff, parents and visitors.

Being self-motivated and confident.

Mature and responsible attitude to work.

Honesty and integrity.

The ability to follow written instructions.

The ability use initiative and make quick decisions to deal with unexpected situations.

Be patient and calm.

Willing to work additional hours during weekdays, evening and weekends.

Understanding the basic servicing and repair of all garden machinery.

Use a wide range of horticulture machinery and powered hand tools.

Current driving licence and minibus.

Role - Duties

Ensuring workplace safety regulations are met

An understanding of computer and networking concepts

Dealing with Construction site contractors via instruction from the Bursar

Fit & able to move furniture and IT equipment around school.

Responding immediately to equipment breakdowns, fixed faults on-site or arranged for replacement equipment to be installed via Bursary office.

Imaging, patching, asset tagging, IWB, projectors and PAT testing.

Dealing with property log book and manage item of property portfolio.

Gas, Electrical, Fire Alarm, Emergency Lighting, CCTV, Pat testing maintains all paperwork and certificates up to date.

Helping colleagues in catering and housekeeping with various duties.

Helping Teaching staff with projects.

Risk assessment

Testing Fire Alarms weekly

Testing Emergency lights monthly

Every 3 months test RCD

Sprinkler system test weekly

Check fire extinguishers weekly

Test water temperatures weekly and flush (legionella ) Water safety checks (Legionella) L8

Monthly utilities meter reading

Regularly check heating system, with due regard to appropriate safety requirements, and report all defects to a qualified heating engineer and Bursar.

Responsible for deliveries of post, stores materials and other goods under COSHH regulations

Maintenance and Repair DIY Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting carried out

Dealing with Health & Safety and auditors and report to the Headmaster and Bursar.

Energy Reports

Asbestos (Handling, Asbestos)

Opening and closing of School premises, including gates, doors, windows, fire exits etc

Reporting acts of vandalism to the Headteacher and Bursar as necessary

Performing security duties at the School gate before/after School

Keeping ground and paths clear of debris around the school's site. Remove rubbish /empty bins etc.

Safeguarding in schools

Shared role as Key holder of the premise for opening and lock up.

Advise Bursar/Headmaster of equipment general repair of equipment around school / hazards.

Read, record and report all meter readings as required by the Bursar.

Empty bins/recycling paper.

Clean school signs, name boards and directional signs windows.

Arrange repairs etc with contractors with prior approval of the line manager- Bursar.

Dealt with all bursts, leaks, floods, and breakages as appropriate

Fire marshal

Keeping the drains cleaned

Keeping the site tidy and litter free

Inspect all outside areas for dangerous materials and remove

Changing light bulbs and fluorescent tubes

Remove graffiti etc

Moving of furniture and PE equipment

Undertake designated gardening duties (Fences Landscape work)

Repair leaking taps and toilets seats, renewing ball valve washers and floats. Clearing blocked toilets

Carry out repairs works in order to improve the site as required by the Bursar and Headteacher.

Minor plaster repairs

Attend appropriate training courses when required.

The ability to use my initiative and make quick decisions to deal with unexpected situations

Qualifications Required: MUST have school caretaking experience, full driving licence (including experience driving a minibus)

Salary: GBP19,000 - GBP21,000

Hours: 7:45-4:45 Monday to Friday with 1 / 2 days late finishes of 6.30pm

Location: Birmingham

Interview Dates: ASAP

Start Date: ASAP

Contact: Clare Flanagan

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail or any other positions available, then please contact Clare at Smart Education immediately

SMART EDUCATION is a specialist consultancy focusing exclusively on the Education sector. We work extensively with Nurseries, Schools (Mainstream & SEN), Academies, FE Settings and a variety of alternative education establishments across the West Midlands recruiting for PERMANENT and TEMPORARY staff. We offer a bespoke service to both the clients and candidates with whom we work and are extremely proud of our honest reputation and our professional attitude towards Safeguarding & Customer Service