University College School
LONDON NW3 6XH
Tel: 020 7433 2140
Fax: 020 7433 2143
1 JOB DETAILS
Job Title: Assistant Caretaker
Location: Based at The Senior School (Frognal, Hampstead). Covering the Junior and UCS Pre-Prep School as required
Hours: 7am – 4pm, Monday to Friday (40 hour week), inclusion on weekend cover rota, generally every fourth weekend.
2 JOB PURPOSE
To ensure that school facilities across all sites are maintained to a high standard, taking into account health and safety, security and the requirement to properly prepare/cover for regular and ad hoc school events.
The Assistant Caretaker works as part of a team with 4 other Assistant Caretakers who report to the Deputy Site Services Manager who reports to the Site Services Manager. The Director of Finance and Operations has overall responsibility for the position.
4 KEY RESULT AREAS
Under the Health and Safety Act 1974 we all have a responsibility to ensure a safe working
environment for everyone who comes within our working environment.
The following duties take place as directed:
i) Preparation of teaching facilities according to requirements.
ii) Preparation of facilities for events; clearing up afterwards and ensuring that facilities are ready again for ‘normal’ school activities.
iii) Ensuring all visitors entering the site follow correct signing in procedures and escorting them to their destination if required.
iv) Ensuring site security is maintained including gate duty if required.
v) Ensuring equipment taken off the premises is authorised to be removed.
vi) Receipt of goods delivered and the distribution within the school as required.
vii) Physical movement of equipment and furniture within the school.
viii) General cleaning and caretaking requirements undertaken.
ix) Fire exits and fire doors regularly checked.
x) Security requirements implemented:
areas are locked or unlocked;
appropriate action on alarm systems is taken;
safe custody of keys
xi) Maintenance of facilities and equipment.
xii) Vehicles parked on school premises are regularly checked for due authorisation.
xiii) Driving school vehicles between sites as required.
xiv) Any other reasonable requests as instructed by the line manager
5 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION /PERSON SPECIFICATION
i) Initiative: a ‘doer’ – follows through actively to a successful conclusion; alternatively seeks out opportunities to make a contribution and work constructively with others.
ii) Organised with the ability to meet deadlines and the ability to work with little supervision.
iii) Flexibility in working hours due to events and occasions at the school.
iv) Valid driving licence
The salary for the post will be £22,368.60 per annum. Beneﬁts include a contributory staﬀ pension scheme, interest free housing and season ticket loans, discounted use of the on-site gym facilities (UCS Active) and free lunches.
UCS is fully committed to the welfare and safeguarding of children. All applications for this post must be prepared to undergo child protection screening and a full Disclosure and Barring