School Caretaker

Full Time Permanent Temporary

Manchester Jobs Board

Purpose: To assist the Business Manager & Site Supervisor in carrying out supervising and monitoring work associated with the school’s site
policies and procedures.
Salary scale: Band 3 – Pts 6-11 – £19,698 – £21,748
(starting salary Pt 6)
Hours: Full-Time
Additional hours may occasionally be required to cover absence/school events
Principal Responsibilities:
1. To perform this job description in accordance with the pay and conditions associated with school support staff.
2. To undertake site staff functions under the direct supervision of the Business Manager.
3. To ensure that daily site routines are carried out effectively and that the site is clean and tidy.
Specific Responsibilities:
1. Daily opening of the premises, including the operation of fire and burglar alarms and key-holder responsibilities (including being contactable out of school hours);
2. Daily securing of the premises if required;
3. To assist the Site Supervisor in various school repairs/improvements, such as joinery, basic plumbing, general repairs and painting.
4. To report any site issues as early as possible in particular with respect to lighting, heating and cleaning of premises;
5. To assist the Technology Department in the operation of the laser cutter (training will be provided)
6. Porterage duties;
7. Preparing/setting up for school events such as assemblies, examinations, parents evenings, etc;
8. Following site routines (locking/unlocking gates, emptying bins, preparing and clearing assembly hall) as directed;
9. Liaising with lettings managed service and assisting with their requirements
10. To respond to radio calls for assistance from school staff;
11. To walk the grounds, carry out regular litter picks, and ensure that any health and safety or general concerns, are reported to the Site Supervisor or the Business Manager;
12. To carry out First Aid duties to staff and students (training provided).
It should be noted that many of these tasks are physical and some involve significant lifting/carrying.
All duties must be carried out to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act and nationally agreed codes of practice which are relevant.
Health and Safety Responsibilities:
All employees have the responsibility:
1. To comply with safety rules and procedures laid down in their areas of activity.
2. To take reasonable care of their own health and safety and hence to avoid injury to themselves and to others by act of omission whilst at work.
3. To use protective clothing or equipment as may be provided.
4. To report all sickness, accidents, unsafe conditions of practice and dangerous occurrences of which they are aware, promptly.
5. To co-operate with the Headteacher to the fulfilment of the objectives of the School’s Health and Safety policies.
The post holder must be willing to familiarise him or herself with relevant aspects of the above and be prepared to attend training sessions when requested.
This job description, shift pattern and allocation of particular responsibilities may be amended from time to time.
Line Manager: Business Manager
Purpose: To assist the Business Manager & Site Supervisor in carrying out supervising and monitoring work associated with the school’s site
policies and procedures


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