Temporary Early Years Caretaker – Children’s Centres

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Temporary Early Years Caretaker – Children's Centres
Contract / Temporary

Merton 5211470

Posted: 20th July 2022 10:30
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  • Pay Rate:

    £13.53 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months


    CR4 3HL

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Early Years Caretaker – Children's Centres

Reference no: Merton 5211470

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

An experienced and reliable caretaker is required to work across a group of buildings in Merton. The successful candidate will take pride in making sure our buildings and grounds provide a safe and positive environment for children, families and staff to use. The right applicant will also be a good team member who can work using their own initiative.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Carrying out security procedures such as opening/unlocking and closing/locking early year’s buildings. Regular checking of alarms, fire equipment and emergency exits.
  • Responding to H&S issues and carrying out general repairs and maintenance during operational hours
  • Some grounds maintenance duties (weeding, litter picking, tidying etc.)

You will be expected to work a combination of shifts including early, late (night shifts not required) and split shifts to support the early year’s buildings opening and closing times.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. NVQ 2 (or equivalent) in a general building skill and/or Certificate of Health & Safety (or significant relevant experience).
  2. Knowledge & Experience:
    1. Experience in supporting the management of building maintenance requirements in a public access, educational or community building.
    2. Experience of supporting the management of external contractors to ensure that service specifications are met.
    3. Knowledge of appropriate legislation and their application in the workplace such as 1974 Health & Safety at Work Act, Manual Handling of Loads and direct experience of undertaking effective risk assessment and taking appropriate follow-on action.
    4. A good understanding of security and fire detection systems and able to carry out regular tests in accordance with Health & Safety Guidelines.
  3. Skills & Abilities:
    1. A good standard of written English & Maths so that written records can be kept, resources can be ordered, and the costs of materials can be accurately estimated
    2. Evidence of a range of skills, such as plumbing, carpentry etc, to ensure basic repairs can be carried out to a high standard, on a day to day basis.
    3. Ability to undertake redecoration works; including preparation, painting & decorating.
    4. An ability to prioritise work, assessing levels of risk, timescales, weather, seasons, availability of equipment and resources etc, to ensure work is carried out in a timely and organised manner.
    5. The ability to work under pressure, with a willingness to work flexibly and meet the changing needs of the environment and the organisation.
    6. To be able to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, keep well written records and logs, write short reports and use IT systems to send and receive information (outlook and excel in particular).
  4. ICT Skills: Basic IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)


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Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. *** Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. *** Other Work-Related Requirements: Ability to travel across the borough to children’s centre and early years sites.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Temporary Early Years Caretaker – Children's Centres
Client Category: Local Authority

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