Care Taker

Care Taker Nottingham, England

Protocol Education
Full Time Nottingham, England 21000 - 22000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Protocol Education is working with a Primary School in Nottingham to find a dynamic and passionate Care Taker to join the team.

We have a dedicated team in place who are in regular contact with schools, assisting with their staffing for the whole academic year.

Nature and Scope

Working as part of this important team you will be required to carry out the following duties. The nature of the Academy Year requires some of these tasks to be done regularly whilst others will be on an annual cycle.

The post holder will be expected to use all Trust standard computer hardware and software packages where appropriate. Specific responsibilities include:

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The following are the principle duties of the post. They are meant to provide a working framework within which the post holder should exercise initiative, flexibility and accountability.

Security and Associated Duties:

  • Carrying out security procedures for school buildings and grounds.
  • Opening and closing of school premises, including gates, doors, windows, fire exits etc., out of school hours functions, maintenance and emergency services when required.
  • Regularly checking the correct operation and function of alarms and fire equipment and ensuring emergency exits are not obstructed.
  • Liaising as necessary with the emergency services, including calling out of emergency services as required.

Sickness/Annual Leave Cover:

  • Liaise with the Site Manager / Facilities Manager to ensure emergency and planned cover in the event of sickness or other absences including annual leave.


  • Take delivery of parcels, deliveries, stores materials and other goods.

Furniture Moving:

  • Move such items of school furniture as required, with due regard to current Health & Safety and Lifting & Handling regulations.


  • To prepare for school events, to set out and put away furniture for meetings, assemblies,
  • dinner time, examinations, lettings etc.
  • To receive, record and distribute deliveries in a timely manner.
  • To assist with the movement of furniture, stock and equipment around the premises.
  • To ensure that caretakers storage areas are kept clean and tidy.
  • To drive school vehicles for the purpose of collecting materials and taking vehicles for servicing.

Emergencies (such as):

  • Clean sickness and spillages as required.
  • Deal with or arrange to be dealt with all bursts, leaks, floods, fires and breakages as appropriate.


  • Working with cleaning staff, ensuring all areas are cleaned to required specification.

Internal Maintenance:

  • Report all defects which require specialist repair, inspect electrical fittings and report defects as required.
  • Replace lamps and domestic fuses as required.
  • Undertake minor repairs to fixtures and fittings including desks, tables and chairs as appropriate.
  • Order and take delivery of materials to deal with repairs mentioned above.
  • Carry out minor repairs to school equipment.
  • Carry out minor works in order to improve the site.

External Maintenance:

  • Maintain cleanliness and general tidiness of all external hard areas.
  • Empty litter bins on a daily basis and litter pick.
  • Clean and clear all drains and gullies to ensure effective and healthy operation.
  • Inspect outside fabric of school, report/repair defects as appropriate. Inspect all fences, gates, walls, steps, lights etc.
  • Undertake designated gardening duties.
  • Clear leaves, snow, ice, moss and detritus as appropriate including treatment of surfaces with salt etc.
  • Pruning and clearance to ensure unrestricted access and use of premises includes perimeter fencing.
  • Some gardening duties, mowing area at the front of the school, & weeding to keep area tidy.
  • Carry out internal/external window cleaning where required.

If you feel you are the ideal candidate for this role - please apply online or through our Protocol Education website.

Alternatively, you can email your CV to, [email protected] and I will be in touch.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

Full assistance provided. For details of our privacy policy, please see visit the Protocol Education website.

Care Taker
Protocol Education
London, United Kingdom
Stephen Lawrence
$25 to $50 million (USD)
10000+ Employees
Company - Private
HR Consulting
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