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Shaftesbury, Dorset
£9.50 to £11.50 Per Hour
Job Type
22 Sep 2022

Groundsman/Caretaker - Shaftesbury

To undertake grounds maintenance at The Dorset Centre of Excellence under the supervision of the Estate Manager and Chief Operating Officer. To carry out a range of duties to contribute to the security, safety, and maintenance of the premises, under the supervision of the Estate Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To undertake routine grounds maintenance work as detailed on work schedules and as directed.
  • To ensure that all necessary paperwork is accurate and presented on time.
  • To undertake routine maintenance to manually operated equipment as shown and directed.
  • To drive vehicles and equipment as required for ground maintenance operations.
  • To inform the Estate Manager/Chief Operating Officer of mechanical defects or breakdowns to team vehicles and equipment.
  • To ensure the area allocated to the team is kept clean, tidy, and secure at all times.
  • To attend training courses to improve skills as requested.
  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people of Dorset in accordance with the school's safeguarding and child protection policy.

Groundsman/Caretaker Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Estate Manager in making any arrangements to cover periods of absence of other key holders
  • To be responsible for locking and unlocking school premises outside of normal school hours and for setting security alarm systems, as required.
  • Responding to security alarm or other call outs in accordance with agreed procedures.
  • To assist the Estate Manager to arrange regular checks on alarm systems and fire extinguishers and report on any problems arising
  • To identify and report building, furnishing or fittings deficiencies to the Estate Manager/Chief operating Officer and to undertake any remedial action that may be authorised and appropriate.
  • To escort contractors and other persons to sites of repair and maintenance and, where appropriate, monitoring the safety of their working practices and/or quality of work.
  • To be responsible for taking the delivery of stores, goods and equipment and arrange storage or distribution as required.
  • To exercise responsibility for the operation of the school heating systems; ensuring that all plant and equipment operates safely and efficiently.
  • To ensure that adequate supplies of fuel and water are available at all times and to maintain the supply of supplementary mobile heating, as may be necessary.
  • To assist the Estate Manager with monitoring usage of electricity, water and any other fuel. Taking such meter readings as may be required
  • To maintain staff and pupil cloakroom and toilet facilities in working order and that appropriate supplies of consumables are available

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  • Job Reference: 718908384-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Novax Recruitment
    Novax Recruitment
  • Location: Shaftesbury, Dorset
  • Salary: £9.50 to £11.50 Per Hour
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent