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30hours per week (£15,854.29 to £17,504.59 per annum actual pay)
22 days holiday + 8 bank holidays per year
Expected start date ASAP
We are looking to appoint a Caretaker for our large Infant and Nursery school. Hamstel Infant School and Nursery prides itself on being a child focused caring community; one in which all stakeholders views are valued. We are proud to be held in high esteem by our families and the local community and wish to share this valued position with the right candidate.
The main scope of the job will be:
To contribute to the smooth running of the School by carrying out a range of caretaking duties including security and supervision of the site and related equipment, and other caretaking duties including porterage, cleaning and maintenance. Management of cleaning staff/work. To ensure Health and Safety procedures and guidance are adhered to at all times.
To act as a key holder, carrying out security procedures for the buildings and grounds. The routine and non-routine opening of premises and grounds. Responding to calls outside normal working hours as a result of break-ins etc. and / or the setting off of the burglar alarm(s).
Undertaking any cleaning as required or as the need arises.
Carrying out first line repairs and maintenance which are not beyond the scope and capability of the postholder including basic electrical and plumbing, redecoration etc.
Taking delivery of stores, materials and other goods and conveying them to their points of distribution.
Dispatching goods, materials etc. including registers, milk and fruit.
Carrying out routine procedures and/or checks on ancillary equipment, e.g. checking batteries, automatic pumps and areas subject to flooding.
Carrying out school based procedures in the event of fire, flood, breaking and entering, accident or major damage.
Testing for Legionella on all taps and pipes as appropriate.
Planning of own workload in consultation with other caretaking staff and planning and allocating duties/hours of work for cleaning staff. Ensuring all appropriate contractors or staff complete necessary works in a timely manner to keep up to date all registers, schedules of work and cyclical maintenance register.
Instructing cleaning staff in all aspects of their work.
Undertaking letting and related duties as appropriate in accordance with the local agreement.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, DBS and a Declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.
Please be advised we are only accepting applications through the Essex County Council website.
Closing Date: 22nd November2019 at noon or sooner if suitable applications are received prior to this date.
Information about the School
At Hamstel Infant School and Nursery there is always a warm welcome awaiting you in
an environment that is both happy and safe. Our special motto is ‘We Care…’ and
this is fundamental to everyone and everything we do. Our school is an inclusive,
caring and vibrant educational learning space that has grown to five forms of entry
with a Nursery of 48 full-time equivalent places.
We have a fabulous team of committed and enthusiastic staff and Governors, all of
whom are supported by the excellent resources we have on a spacious site, with well-resourced facilities and the expertise to provide your child with unique opportunities for learning. We have a large team of highly dedicated professionals who are committed to guiding the children’s learning and development to enable them to reach their full potential. Our team uses a whole school nurture approach to guide children with their personal and social skills in order to prepare them for life-long learning.
We are a very inclusive school and pride ourselves in treating every child and family as individuals. We encourage all our children to achieve their best and grow into thoughtful, kind and considerate members of the school community and society as a whole. We take great pride in sharing our school’s many achievements and special awards to advance our
skills and support others too