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Job title:
Mobile Caretaker
Job reference:
Place Services
From: 9960 per annum To: 9960 per annum
20 per week
Closing date:


The Cleaning, Caretaking and School Crossing Patrol Service are currently looking to recruit a Mobile Caretaker.

The hours of duty will be split between the hours of 06.30am and 11.00am and 2.00pm and 6.30pm Monday to Friday (variable to meet the needs of the service).

You will be required to cover primarily for absent Caretakers at Schools and other buildings throughout the borough. The role consists of:

Opening and securing buildings
Some cleaning
Basic DIY
General day to day duties at the request of the Head teacher/Site Manager, within Health & Safety regulations.

Applicants must have the ability to prioritise their work and have good communication skills. The successful candidate will be required to communicate with Head teachers, Site Managers, Caretakers, Cleaners and the general public.

You must have the ability to work on your own initiative and also in a team environment.

You will be expected to complete basic paperwork i.e. timesheets, stock control forms, Health & Safety inspection sheets, and work request forms.

Qualifications in Building Cleaning are desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will however be expected to undertake the relevant qualifications.

Flexibility is required to cover absences of Cleaning and School Crossing Patrol staff.

Holidays must be taken during the school holiday periods.

You must have a current full driving licence and own a car, for which mileage at the appropriate rate will be paid. If an applicant cannot drive as they are precluded by disability applications are still welcome. Applicants are asked to provide a statement as to how they will be in a position to alternatively meet the requirements to enable the duties to be carried out effectively and efficiently with reasonable adjustments.

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

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

For an informal discussion please contact the Cleaning, Caretaking, School Crossing Patrol and Catering Offices on 01744 676724 or 01744 671757.

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