• Alisdair Low

Caretaker - Berkeley, South Gloucestershire school - £21,915

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time.

Hours: 40 hours per week

This is a bespoke school for 11-16 year olds with SEMH needs, having taken the best elements of a mainstream school and the best elements of a special school to create an environment where young people can achieve their own goals and thrive in a future of their own choosing.

They aim to prepare students for life beyond school, so further education and employability is truly at the heart of our culture and ethos.

The main purpose of the role:

Your role will be to assist in the overall maintenance of the site by ensuring that all the buildings and grounds are kept in good order.

With a strong emphasis on Health & Safety; you’ll be expected to ensure that the building and grounds are continually fit for purpose for students and staff to enable them to fulfil their roles

The role will cover a wide variety of maintenance duties such as carrying out general maintenance and repairs to the building, as well as planned maintenance and project work.

The successful candidate must also be confident in the use of IT as some of the work involved requires the use of computers.

This will require a high level of attention to detail to maintain the high standards of the school.

Key duties:

·Carry out repairs and maintenance to a high standard in a proactive approach.

·Conduct regular inspections and ensuring the upkeep and maintenance of all areas of the main school and associated school buildings.

·Keep a record of all the day-to-day maintenance and service activities undertaken

·Comply with all corporate policies regarding Health and Safety whilst carrying out maintenance functions.

·Report defects, damages and malfunctions to the School Business Manager.

·Carry out regular planned maintenance inspection on services, utilities and the building fabric throughout the School, report findings and take necessary actions.

·Ensure that all emergencies are dealt with speedily and effectively, including being a key holder for the site.

·Promote and maximise the security of the premises

Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.


Successful candidate qualities:

·Experience working within an educational setting is desirable, although not essential

·Multi-Skilled tradesperson

·General maintenance knowledge, basic tasks related to joinery and plumbing.

·Knowledge of current Health & Safety regulations

·Understanding of hot & cold water systems

·Knowledge of good working trade practices.

Requirements of the role:

·The role will require some lone working; travel; physical work and the ability to drive

·The role will require independent working and the ability to work using your own initiative

·The role may require emergency call outs; recompensed in agreement with School Business Manager

What’s on offer?

· Full training and continued support

· Life assurance and pension

· Health cash back plan

· Car lease scheme

· Bike to work scheme

· Perk box

· Free parking

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service.

The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process.

As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback.

If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.