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Assistant Caretaker

Job Title: Assistant Caretaker
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon, Surrey
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
REF: AC091019_1570640613
Contact Name: Richard Brittain
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Assistant Caretaker

Uniform Education are proud to be working alongside a South London School in Croydon that are recruiting for an Assistant Caretaker. This position is to start as soon as a suitable applicant becomes available and on a permanent basis. Please review the below job description and if interested in applying submit your CV or email for more details.


Under the direction/instruction of Facilities Manager and appropriate senior staff: to work flexibly on a split shift rota to assist in the provision of maintenance and security services on school premises and sites thereby ensuring a safe working environment.


Facilities Manager



  • Lock/unlock school buildings and areas
  • Assist with regular security checks
  • Operate alarm systems where appropriate
  • Cover lettings, including weekends as required

Cleaning and Maintenance

  • Assist with minor/simple repairs e.g. minor plumbing, changing light bulbs, unblocking drains, repairing door furniture
  • Collect and assemble waste for collection
  • Undertake cleaning duties including graffiti removal, litter-picking
  • Undertake emergency cleaning duties
  • Undertake routine tasks in connection with premises-related contractors, e.g. cleaning, grounds maintenance
  • Provide emergency access to the school site
  • Undertake activities to maintain safe and clean external environment e.g. gritting
  • Assist with the maintenance of specialist sports equipment
  • Assist with organising the maintenance of school minibus, including statutory checks such as MOT, etc
  • Assist Facilities Manager with lettings, queries and as directed


  • Ensure the maintenance of a clean and orderly working environment
  • Timely & accurate preparation of routine equipment/resources/materials as set out in instructions
  • Undertake basic record keeping, including lettings and minibus as directed
  • Refill and replace consumables e.g. soap & towels
  • Report faulty equipment & other maintenance requirements to appropriate person
  • Maintain the security of school premises by securing entrances/exits as appropriate and reporting potential security breaches
  • Ensure lights and other equipment are switched off as appropriate


  • Assist with the receipt, distribution, collection and despatch of goods
  • Assist and participate in the organisation and movement of furniture within the building
  • Maintain and arrange orderly and secure storage of supplies
  • Operate everyday equipment in accordance with instructions


  • First Aider and Fire Marshall duties
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school; observing that the school is a Church of England Academy.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals, teachers and support staff
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Treat all users of the school with courtesy and consideration
  • Present a positive personal image, contributing to a welcoming school environment which supports equal opportunities for all
  • Comply with health and safety policies and procedures at all times
  • Promote and ensure the health and safety of pupils, staff & visitor (in accordance with appropriate health & safety legislation) at all times


  • DIY/Handy Skills
  • Working within a school setting
  • Security or building trade


  • Willingness to train/acquire relevant Health & Safety qualification/certification, including First Aid and Fire Marshall
  • Cleaning and support services NVQ level 1 or equivalent experience

Knowledge & Skills

  • Willingness to gain knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical and decorating repair procedures
  • Willingness to gain knowledge of health and safety procedures and precautions
  • Willingness to gain awareness of COSHH regulations
  • Awareness of health and safety / hygiene procedures
  • Knowledge of moving and handling procedures
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to use relevant equipment
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Willingness to gain knowledge of cleaning procedures required to meet specified cleaning standards
  • Basic It skills and experience of using Microsoft office