Caretaker/School Premises Manager

Full Time/Permanent
Facilities Management (main)
£20,000 to £29,999
£22k per year
East of England
15-07-2021 01:57 PM
12/08/2021 01:57
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We have an immediate vacancy for a School Premises Manager/Caretaker to work within our Bedfordshire Schools framework. We are looking for an experienced maintenance person to join our team working between two large secondary schools carrying out manual and maintenance jobs as and when required.

Role Overview:

The primary aim of the School Premises Manager is to serve the needs of the School and be responsible for the overall provision of janitorial and minor day to day repairs for the School.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for opening school and checking buildings and grounds at start of day to ensure availability and where appropriate repair/report any faults needing urgent attention
  • Responsible for locking and securing all doors, windows and perimeter gates at the end of each day to ensure security of the Site and activating and deactivating any alarm systems
  • Responsible for Site Security and checks outside of school operational hours
  • Check heating, lighting and hot water is functional and available as required
  • Make safe areas of danger (broken windows and the like) and deal with any minor repairs the need for which may arise
  • Liaise with any contractors on Site in respect of job required, safety on Site (e.g. with regard to vehicles/equipment) and the like
  • Monitor cleaning work carried out by cleaning contractors and liaise with cleaning contractors on Site regarding rectification work Carry out cleaning work related to toilet cleans and bodily fluids as required
  • Keep all outdoor areas, paths, steps, pathways, approaches and drain grids in a clean condition and litter free including the emptying of outside bins.
  • Clear pathways/stairs of snow and apply Grit/salt to ensure safe surfaces as required
  • Carry out general pottering-type duties including the movement of furniture, the receipt of and delivery of goods
  • Report events and tasks to the Help Desk and follow through to completion.
  • Carry out general repairs and maintenance including first fix response
  • Carry out minor Health and Safety checks (Fire Systems, Emergency Lighting, Fire Appliances, Water Systems) and the completion of associated paperwork for records.
  • Provide cover for third party lettings outside of core working hours including weekends as required
  • Liaison with School Head teachers, Teaching Staff and other Client Representatives.
  • Work to agreed shift patterns to ensure service delivery in accordance with the business requirements and contractual obligations
  • Carry our Site Inductions for contractors employed by GTFM and liaise with contractors to ensure they operate in accordance with submitted Risk Assessments and Method Statements whilst carrying out works
  • Provide cover for School Premises Managers on other schools within the project during periods of sickness and holidays as directed by the GTFM Line Manager when the need arises.
  • Participate in the training of new employees engaged by GTFM in the role of a School Premises Manager
  • Participate in and respond to out of hour's issues and emergencies at schools within the project as part of a list of nominated contacts
  • Must have full clean driving license

Experience and Qualifications:

  • FM experience in an educational setting is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Ability to deal with change in a busy environment
  • Practical thinker and problem solver

Please note:

  • Shifts for this role are 6.00 - 2.30 and 10-6 Monday to Friday with occasional call outs as and when required.

In Return:

We offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package and we will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements.

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