Caretaker – Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary Academy – Kirklees Council – Huddersfield

Kirklees Council

Due to the retirement of the current postholder, we are looking to appoint a Senior Caretaker to join our team of hardworking, friendly and supportive staff. We are seeking applicants who are enthusiastic, caring and creative and also able to work as part of a team. The ideal candidate will possess skills in various aspects of repairs & maintenance and have previous experience of working in a similar background.

The successful candidate will also actively support the Mission Statement and the Ethos of our Catholic Primary Academy to promote the learning and welfare of our pupils in school.

Are you an outstanding, highly motivated individual with energy and enthusiasm?

Have you got a holistic and caring work ethic with the drive and determination to succeed and support others as part of a team? 

We are looking for someone who has relevant training and experience in the following: 

Have training or experience in a building trade such as building work, plumbing, plastering, painting, grounds maintenance or similar backgrounds or a passion for high quality DIY projects

Have some knowledge or previous experience with site/premises management,

Have some knowledge or experience in relation to health & safety, IOSH/NEBOSH, manual handling, asbestos management and other such regulations and guidance.

Have the ability to support with the writing up and ongoing upkeep of records, such as fire risk & maintenance log, PAMP, risk assessments & other premises related policies.

Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team of school staff & work proactively as part of a team

Provide support to pupils, teachers and the wider school community, helping to cater for their day-to-day needs

Promote a safe and inclusive learning environment for all pupils

Be a positive role model to pupils, setting high expectations for behaviour and achievement

Be an approachable & friendly member of the school community to support our parents, pupils and families in and around the school grounds

Be available to work occasional late evenings and be able to attend call outs in an emergency 

In turn we can offer:

A strong ethos and a sense of mission

committed, happy, friendly and supportive staff

enthusiastic children who love learning and school life

An attractive pension scheme

Access to Employee Healthcare services, including counselling, health & wellbeing support and physiotherapy 

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