A school caretaker has a large remit by way of the duties he or she should perform. The caretaker is the principle key holder and is answerable for opening up the varsity every day ? this usually means an early begin of around 6am since there shall be routine duties to complete before the start of the college day. A school caretaker is answerable for sustaining the safety of the school and will set alarms and CCTV cameras when the school is empty. He or she must reply when the alarms sound and will need to re-set them as needed. This means that some out of hours work may be required.
At the finish of every school day the caretaker will be certain all home windows and doors are locked, and blinds are pulled down and the college gates are locked.
Faculty caretakers are also liable for the general maintenance and upkeep of the school premises and grounds. This involves clearing playgrounds, grassy areas, entrances and other areas of particles and garbage, making sure that rubbish is saved correctly.
The college caretaker should know the whereabouts of fuel and electricity meters, also the situation of stopcocks. He or she should keep the boiler and set the heating for the varsity.
The caretaker can be chargeable for cleansing glass at ground stage, making some repairs e.g. to door handles and other fixtures and fittings and making sure that bathrooms and different areas are cleaned. The caretaker may have managerial accountability for the cleansing staff and shall be involved of their recruitment and oversee their rotas on a daily basis.
The caretaker should assist around the college with general porterage duties and any particular requests by members of employees. Each term he or she might want to provide the top trainer with a report on faculty upkeep, indicating any areas which require consideration.
The qualities required for this job are:
? Numeracy and communication abilities
? Capacity to work beneath personal initiative
? Flexibility as regards working hours
? Some DIY expertise
? Stay in affordable proximity to the school
? Have CRB clearance
Pay ranges from round ?6-7 per hour and a time sheet will have to be stuffed in in response to hours worked.