This job expired on 10 October 2022

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    10 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

NYCC Grade C, (points 2-4)

Federation Caretaker job summary

We require a caretaker to assist across the three sites of our Federation, including Whitby Sixth Form, Eskdale School and Caedmon College Whitby. You will work as part of the Site Team, under the direction of the Site Manager, in ensuring that the three sites are well-maintained and in a safe state, assisting with lettings and cover across the three sites, as required.

Key Tasks

  • Grounds – Undertake routine grounds maintenance and work of playing surfaces and landscape as detailed on work schedules, job tickets or as directed by a supervisor. The creation, marking out and setting up of playing surfaces. The safe use and operation of equipment and machinery used in grounds maintenance. Inform supervisor, where appropriate, take corrective action on mechanical defects or breakdown of equipment. Drive vehicles and equipment as required for ground maintenance purposes. Assist in routine maintenance of grounds equipment in accordance with routine operating requirements.
  • Security - Check security of premises and equipment; lock/unlock gates, internal and external doors; open/close windows lock/unlock; switch on/off appliances and/or lights. Checking and controlling outside lights; temporarily secure broken windows/doors as required. All of these tasks may be required at the start/end of the College day.
  • Outside Areas - Clean outside areas, drives, paths and parking areas and dispose of rubbish. Pick up litter, empty litter bins and collect and dispose of classroom waste. Clear snow and apply salt/grit as required.
  • Buildings - Seek out potential faults so that problems can be remedied before they become serious. Carry out agreed minor repairs. Undertake some internal re-decoration. Set up equipment as required. Supervise lettings. Be aware of the College’s use of energy and resources and report any leaks/wastage the Site Manager or Contracts Manager, with a view to reducing costs and wastage.
  • Monitoring Systems - Undertake scheduled legionella testing and flushing hot/cold water systems. Assist with the monitoring of energy usage, as required, under the direction of the Contracts Manager.
  • Cleaning - Clean and disinfect drains, gullies and grease traps. Deal with emergencies/accidents, including vomit, etc, to be cleaned up, flooding and storm-damage. Cleaning outside to scope or time of the cleaning contractor. Clean and keep College signs visible.
  • Vehicles - Keep clean College vehicles inside and out, as required, at the minimum weekly. Park securely for holidays and weekends. Drive vehicles as required. Carry out daily and weekly safety checks in accordance with LA guidelines. Take vehicles for servicing/MOT as required.
  • Porterage - Setting up and putting away furniture as required. Moving furniture, equipment and College supplies as necessary.
  • Maintenance - Routine maintenance and repairs as required.
  • Communication – when undertaking caretaking duties, the postholder will be responsible to the Site Manager and must keep the Contracts Manager or Principal fully informed of all site and premises related matters.
  • Contractors – the postholder may be expected to deal with contractors on site and keep the Site Manager informed. They may need to monitor that contractors carry out work in a safe and satisfactory manner, in liaison with the Site Manager. They may need to assist with informing contractors of the College’s safety procedures.
  • Moving Exam desks/Caravan lettings – the postholder is likely to assist with these duties, under the direction of the Site Manager, particularly in the summer months.
  • Professional Development/training – to identify own training and development needs as appropriate and be willing to participate in activities, including the College’s Performance Management process, to address these needs and develop one’s skills as required for the role.
  • Safeguarding – to be committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of young people and adhere to all relevant College policies in this respect.
  • Health & Safety – to be aware of one’s own responsibilities and those of others in the College in relation to working safely. To immediately report any potential health and safety risks to the Grounds or Site Manager, or Contracts Manager, as appropriate, if unable to address such matters oneself at the time that they are identified.
  • Additional – to undertake any other similar, related duties that may be required by the Principal or Contracts Manager from time to time.

This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Caedmon College Whitby

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
780 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
07816 251271

Community College for 11 - 16 year olds with a separate site for Whitby Sixth form students

Arranging a visit to Caedmon College Whitby

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sarah.hunter@northyorks.gov.uk.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in North Riding Of Yorkshire