Job Title Caretaker / Maintenance Person
Salary £15858 – £16941 Per Annum
Location Ipswich – Suffolk

Job Description

Caretaker / Maintenance Person – Spider. The regions Fixed Fee Web Recruiters are currently on the search for a Caretaker / Maintenance Person to join a Suffolk College based in central Ipswich.

As the Caretaker / Maintenance Person, you will assist within the Facilities Team with a variety of tasks including delivering parcels, security, cleaning and furniture removals, all such work to be undertaken in any of the College’s buildings.  Also undertaking minor carpentry and plumbing work, repairs and routine building maintenance, particularly of fittings and fixtures.

You will also be responsible for the following:

  • Locking and unlocking the College premises, setting alarms, greeting visitors and checking their credentials.
  • Delivery of drinking water, parcels, paper, stationery and other office requisites
  • Emptying of bins and removal of rubbish.  Cleaning as and when required.
  • Collection of College post from the Royal Mail Sorting Office.  Moving furniture and general preparation of the College for the benefit of staff, students and visitors, including cleaning.
  • General maintenance of the College buildings, plant and equipment including replacing lamps, and batteries, resetting MCBs and other tasks.
  • General plumbing maintenance including unblocking of toilets, sinks and other appliances, refitting washers and valves, and lifting inspection chamber covers.
  • General building maintenance including release of toilet doors, refitting toilet seats and door locks, fitting notice boards and other small wall mounted equipment

Skills and attributes required:

  • Previous experience of a similar role
  • Proven competence of the maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment, particularly the fixtures and fittings therein
  • Basic knowledge of carpentry / plumbing / general maintenance
  • Good standard of general education with Literacy and Numeracy to Level 1
  • Willing to undertake manual handling training
  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to gain within 6 months of commencement
  • Willing to undertake PAT testing training
  • Full driving licence
  • Effective communication skills, in order to deal tactfully and sensitively with people at all levels
  • The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a wide range of people
  • The ability to work as part of a team and alone using own initiative
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent team working skills as well as being able to work on own your initiative.  The ability to prioritise tasks and work efficiently with attention to detail are also important attributes.  A basic knowledge general maintenance is an essential skill for the role; basic knowledge carpentry or plumbing would be beneficial.

The caretaking team are employed on a shift work system, all members of the team are expected to be flexible in the hours they work and to share the requirements for overtime working equally.

The shift working system is detailed below.  The shift pattern will vary during vacation periods.

Shift 1                                                   Shift 2

Monday                                               06.45 to 14.15                                   11.45 to 19.15

Tuesday to Thursday                          06.45 to 14.15                                    14.15 to 22.00

Friday                                                 06.45 to 13.45                                    12.00 to 18.15

On offer is a salary of £15858 -£16941 per annum. You will be entitled to 20 days holiday per year, rising one day per year worked to a maximum of 25 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days. A generous pension scheme is also in place.

If you have the skills required we would like to hear from you. Please apply by forwarding an up to date CV as soon as possible.

This vacancy is being advertised by Spider. The regions Fixed Fee Web Recruitment Company. We provide an online recruitment advertising and employee selection service in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Additional keywords: maintenance, caretaker, plumbing, deliveries, PAT, repair, painting

By applying for this role you give permission for Spider to submit your personal information contained within your CV or any other relevant information provided in order for the prospective employer to review your application for the specific role applied for. Spider Web Recruitment will not submit or use your personal information for any other purposes other than for searching for alternative employment.

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