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Company : Lincolnshire County Council

Job Location : Louth, UK

Posted on : Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:20:37 GMT

Job Description :

Kidgate Primary Academy, Kidgate Louth Lincs LN11 9BX

Opportunity details / Job Specification

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated and hardworking Caretaker. The successful applicant will support the Senior Leadership Team in managing the premises and school site. The caretaker will also be responsible for supervising cleaning staff.

This is a vital role in the daily running of our school, ensuring that the site is safe and well-maintained and that our facilities provide exceptional opportunities for learning, both inside and out. As a school, we value this responsible position and we need a team player who has high standards, takes pride in their work and has a hands-on approach to planned and unplanned tasks.

It is expected that the successful applicant can undertake a range of maintenance work as agreed with their line manager, e.g. minor plumbing, carpentry, light bulb changes, unblocking of drains, repairing furniture, decorating, litter picks, gritting, sweeping etc.

The caretaker takes responsibility for the security and daily maintenance of the school buildings and grounds ensuring that the school complies with all aspects of health and safety so that pupils are able to learn in a safe, secure and high quality learning environment. The caretaker also undertakes cleaning duties where required including collecting/assembling waste for collection and receiving deliveries of goods/equipment.

The caretaker would also be responsible for the premises outside of normal working hours with regard to locking/unlocking and any additional cleaning after events, setting of security alarm systems, carrying out security checks and responding to emergency calls.

We welcome applicants who:

  • have experience of working in a similar role
  • are hardworking, honest, dependable and self-motivated
  • can identify issues using their own initiative and work systematically and independently to solve problems
  • have practical maintenance and DIY skills
  • are conscientious, methodical and a good record keeper
  • are reasonably fit, as this is a physical role involving lifting and carrying, working both indoors and outdoors in all weathers
  • have excellent communication, teamwork and organisational skills
  • are flexible in their approach to planning a working day
  • will act as primary key holder, ensuring site security is maintained at all times
  • are committed to helping develop an exciting and nurturing learning environment

Due to the latest government guidance visits to the school cannot be undertaken at present.

Application packs can be downloaded from the Recruitment Section of our website ( up until the closing date.

For an informal discussion or directly request an application pack from us, please contact Mrs Sharon Scaman on 01507 603636.

Closing Date – 12:00 Noon Friday 10 July 2020

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health Guidelines.

Kidgate Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants should note that this post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance, medical checks and references taken before interview.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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