Caretaker - Lewisham

Undisclosed Company
Lewisham, London
£21000 - £24000 per annum
25 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Manpower UK
Job Type
£21,000 - £24,000

Job Purpose:

As part of a team the Premises Officer has general responsibility for the upkeep of the school premises, which includes monitoring the facilities and carrying out minor repairs in order to provide a safe, functional and pleasant environment for all users and visitors.

*Taking responsibility, as required, for the maintenance and upkeep of the premises, including buildings, fixtures, fittings and furniture.
*Carry out regular inspections of the school to remove any graffiti, carry out any minor repairs and report to the Premises Manager major repairs requiring further work.
*Carry out decoration of small areas as required.
*Engage in preventative maintenance to eliminate potential hazards.
*Carry out general grounds maintenance.
*Taking responsibility for monitoring the work of contractors on site as directed by the Premises Manager.

Heating Ventilation and Plant:
*Dealing with faults and defects including checking and replacing fuses as necessary up to 30 amps.
*Check and replace lamps, tubes etc in light fittings.
*Replace and rearm fire alarm glasses.

*Maintain a safe and healthy environment referring all concerns and hazards to the Premises Manager.
*Have knowledge of fire precautions and the use and maintenance of fire equipment.
*Clear ice and snow and putting down salt to aid access and egress to the site.
*Investigate and report all accidents and potential hazards.
*Check safety doors are secured against unauthorised entry where appropriate.

*Help all school staff - e.g. assisting with large display mounting, moving sets for productions, moving furniture prior to cleaning or to decoration taking place, repairs to classrooms/school equipment.
*Move delivered parcels / stock to the appropriate areas.
*Furniture moving, including dining tables, desks and chairs.

*Opening and locking of gates, doors and windows as appropriate.
*Taking reasonable steps to minimise loss or damage to staff or property.
*Patrolling the site at regular intervals.
*Ensuring intruders are dealt with in accordance with the school's practice.
*Ensuring that the necessary action is taken to minimise risk of further intrusion and damage pending permanent repairs.
*Ensuring gates, entrances and exits are kept clear and dealing with dangerously parked vehicles on site.
*Supervising car parking during evening events as required.

General Duties:
*Assist the Premises Manager in dealing with Fire Alarms and other incidents.
*To carry out any other duties as and when necessary to meet the varying demands of the business and satisfy customer needs.
*Commitment to safeguarding and promoting of welfare of children.
*To work within established Company policies and procedures including Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Equal Opportunities.
*Familiarity with the relevant Local Authority and school policies which relate to the role and in particular Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Equal Opportunities.
*Promote company and team values and standards and exhibit appropriate behaviours in accordance with Company ethos.

Although this job description is intended to be comprehensive it is not exhaustive.

*Ability to carry out basic repairs, painting and grounds maintenance
*Skills in plumbing/electrical/carpentry are preferable
*Ability to use range of tools/cleaning equipment relevant to post
*Suitable to work in an educational setting and able to develop and maintain good working relationships throughout the school
*Ability to work as part of a team
*Good communication and interpersonal skills
*Good organisational skills - ability to complete tasks to deadlines personally or through colleagues
*Able to work in a safe manner with minimum supervision and take responsibility for own health and safety
*Ability to maintain accurate records
*Self-motivated and able to be assertive when necessary
*Willingness to undertake personal development and training
*Flexible and be prepared to cover in the event of illness or unforeseen circumstances of the Premises Staff.

*Understanding of the context in which the schools are working and safeguarding practices
*Knowledge and ability to undertake risk assessments in relation to the role
*Knowledge of Health & Safety issues relevant to the post including legislation and COSHH
*An understanding of good practices and issues in relation to security
*Ability to understand and apply school policies related to the post including those that relate to pupil contact and safeguarding.

Craft skills, e.g. plumber, electrician and decorating or previous experience in a caretaking role including repairs and maintenance.

Security & Reference checks
Offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and any other required pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will need to satisfy security clearance requirements and for this role this will include an enhanced DBS check.

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