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Caretaker - Danesgate School, York - 14.5 hours per week

Reporting to the Facilities Manager/Facilities Team Manager, the Caretaker will be responsible for maintenance, porterage and cleaning services. The Caretaker will also ensure that all services are provided to a consistently high standard and assist the Facilities Management team in all areas required to meet the needs of both the business and the client. The Caretaker will need to work flexibly to meet the needs of the team and may be required to take part in the out of hours on-call rota syste

Part time
Permanent
York, North Yorkshire
£8.75 per hour, auto enrolment pension

Site: Danesgate Community School, York
Hours of work: Monday - Thursday: 4.00pm-7.00pm and Friday 4.30pm-7.00pm = 14.5 hours per week

Should you prefer full time work, please apply for the full time role of 27 hours.

Sewell is recognised as a 3 Star Best Company to Work for and achieved a top 30 place in the ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ list in 2018, along with achieving a specialist award for Innovation in Engagement. Our core philosophy is to invest in our people so we can be ‘a great place to work and a great company to deal with’, with customers and communities at our heart.


Reporting to the Facilities Manager/Facilities Team Manager, the Caretaker will be responsible for maintenance, porterage and cleaning services. The Caretaker will also ensure that all services are provided to a consistently high standard and assist the Facilities Management team in all areas required to meet the needs of both the business and the client. The Caretaker will need to work flexibly to meet the needs of the team and may be required to take part in the out of hours on-call rota system.

Key responsibilities:
• Planned and reactive maintenance as required including utility monitoring
• General maintenance and repairs to building fabric and associated equipment as necessary
• Identification and reporting/repairing of defects and maintenance requirements
• Porterage and caretaking tasks; including accepting deliveries, litter picking, weeding, removal of rubbish and the setting out of furniture to agreed timescales and standards
• Supervision and induction of Subcontractors; including checking risk assessments & method statements prior to work commencement
• Health & Safety duties; ensuring that the building is operated in a safe and legally compliant manner at all times
• Client liaison; including communication with the Head Teacher / nominated deputy
• Health, Safety and Environmental watchdog
• Building Fire Officer
• Be a main key holder to the School, including daily unlocking and potentially responding to emergency call outs as part of the on-call rota system
• Carry out emergency cleaning as and when required
• Ensure safe pedestrian access especially during adverse weather conditions


Skills & Attributes:

As well as exhibiting the Sewell Behaviours, the successful person will have the following:

Essential:
• Have a positive and professional attitude
• Be computer literate (Microsoft Office)
• Have a proactive attitude towards maintaining the facility at a world class quality level
• Hold excellent communications skills and the ability to liaise with Tenant Groups & subcontractors
• Possess good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise a variety of tasks
• Possess a positive approach to learning, development and progression
• Have a trade background or good practical core skills together with previous maintenance experience
• Have a flexible outlook towards hours worked (some out of hours working may be required)
• Have working knowledge of current Health and Safety practice

Desirable:
• Previous working experience within a school environment
• Be First Aid at Work trained
• Hold a Valid UK Driving license

Sewell is an equal opportunities employer, recruiting within the guidelines of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity, as an employer and in the delivery of our products and services. As a committed safe employer, an enhanced DBS (criminal record) check will be carried out for this role.

Your application will be treated with absolute confidentiality.
 
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