Evening Caretaker

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Undisclosed Company
Hertfordshire, St. Albans
£8.50 per hour + Via umbrella or Ltd Company
08 Sep 2016
06 Oct 2016
Manpower UK
Public Sector
Job Type
Manpower Technical is recruiting for an evening Caretaker on behalf of our client located in St Albans. The role is a Contract position but could lead to permanent work for the right candidate and is based within the Public Sector.
Key Accountabilities of this role include:
To contribute to the smooth running of the school by carrying out day to day maintenance, overseeing lettings on the school site, ensuring the security of the school and the cleanliness of allocated areas.
The tasks currently associated with the job are:-
*To act as a designated key holder and ensure safe custody of keys issued
*Ensure the school's buildings are opened and closed at the appropriate times and safe access/egress from the school site is maintained at all times. This will include ensuring the security of the school premises and grounds by locking doors/gates, setting of alarms, closing of windows etc.
*Set up for events/meetings/lettings as necessary and prepare the premises for use, i.e. lighting, heating and the setting out of furniture/equipment whilst ensuring due regard to health and safety
*Brief the designated person in charge of the letting on the features of the building e.g. lights/toilets and also the procedures in the event of an emergency, e.g. fire exits.
*Clear and clean up at the end of meetings and/or lets and prepare the areas for normal use.
*Carry out cleaning duties in designated areas which will include keeping the staff room kitchen area and the appliances therein clean.
*Liaison with the school's contract cleaners
*Daily replenishing of stocks of washroom consumables and ensuring that the site is in good order including cleanliness.
*Outdoor litter clearance, emptying outside bins and sweeping to ensure a clean and tidy site
*Deliver/move parcels and packages to appropriate departments/personnel
*To gain knowledge of the use and location of the school's plant/equipment, utility intakes and meters, alarm system, fuse boards, stopcocks, CCTV etc.
*Carry out handyperson duties which will include daily routine maintenance tasks, minor DIY works e.g. minor repairs to furniture and fixtures, basic decorating tasks, basic plumbing repairs etc.
*Report to the Site Supervisor any damage or faults to the buildings or fixtures and fittings and carry out temporary repairs or actions to make safe.
*Maintain the asbestos log and ensure H&S practices are being followed.
*To drive the school minibus when required to transport students and items. The postholder would hold a clean driving licence ideally with D1 entitlement or be prepared to undertake training to gain D1 entitlement.
*To carry out weekly minibus checks and maintains the vehicle record sheets.
*Ensure procedures are followed in the event of an emergency situation e.g. fire evacuation
*Maintain a visible presence whilst on duty and remain contactable via the school's designated mobile phone
*To build and maintain good working relationships with staff and users of the school site
*To carry out other tasks as designated by the Site Supervisor or Deputy Supervisor.

Desired knowledge and skills include:

Education, Qualifications and Training

Essential:Current First Aid qualification or willingness to undertake training to become a qualified First Aider
Desirable Completed secondary education
Training in Health & Safety, PAT testing, working at heights, manual handling etc.
A clean driving licence which complies with the minimum standards for driving a mini bus e.g. D1 entitlement

Essential: Experience of carrying out basic DIY tasks

Desirable: Previous experience of working in a premises role in a school or public building
Experience of cleaning in a work environment
Proven experience in carrying out maintenance in a school or similar organisation

Shifts: Full Time. 29.5 hours per week, 4pm - 10pm Monday to Thursday, 4pm - 9.30pm on Fridays
Salary: £8.50 Hourly (Via umbrella or Ltd Company)
Contact: Sam Rawlings, Manpower Technical, St Albans 01727 831 632

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