Caretaker - Beacon View Primary Academy

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Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£19,760 - £22,000 Per Annum

Closing date

3 June 2022

Caretaker – Beacon View Primary Academy

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Range between £19,760- £22,000 (depending on qualifications & experience)

Closing Date: 11 May 2022

Working under the direction of the Site Manager, the Caretaker will ensure Beacon View Primary Academy site is secure, clean, safe, and fit for purpose, whilst providing a comprehensive facilities management service ensuring the site is compliant and welcoming to pupils and visitors.

Key holding, Site Security & Systems

  • To act as a key holder, carrying out security procedures for the buildings and grounds.  The routine and non-routine opening and closing of premises and grounds.  Providing access, where possible, to the premises and classrooms in the event of snow or minor flooding or similar emergency situations
  • Unlock/Secure the site, carry out security procedures for grounds, premises and their contents during routine and non-routine opening and closing of premises.
  • Carry out required duties in connection with approved lettings of premises and after school activities, in some instances working overtime.
  • Report in accordance with agreed procedures any trespass on the premises, damage from intruders and unauthorised parking of vehicles.:  Knowledge of maintaining and managing multiple building systems to ensure site security and a safe working environment is maintained.
  • To have a working knowledge of intruder alarms, fire alarms, CCTV, BMS etc. and to be the first responder to any alarms during normal working hours and to participate in Rota for out of site hours.
  • To be computer literate and adaptable to work on multiple systems (Office 365, BMS, CCTV, CAFM, FocalPoint, Access Dimensions etc.)


  • Manage the PPM Planner for the site and update the planner accordingly
  • Update the HSE Management Tool and any other systems to ensure the service remains compliant
  • Check building for routine maintenance matters and vandalism, reporting and taking appropriate action when necessary.
  • Undertake day-to-day maintenance duties, reporting to Site Manager any faults requiring specialist attention.
  • Maintain light fittings ensure replacement of light bulbs, tubes, diffusers etc. as required.
  • Support contractors on site with access and complete safety checks on equipment as trained and advised by engineers
  • Inspecting the building, including heating, cooling, lighting, and alarm systems to make sure they are in good working order
  • Maintain intruder alarm and fire alarm systems working with the systems providers


  • Support the cleaning team with high level and specialist cleaning tasks
  • Litter picks the grounds including site entrances and hedgerows daily ensuring the grounds are litter free and safe by removing any broken glass, hazards etc.
  • Take delivery of stores, stationery, materials, and other goods.
  • Carry out porterage duties within the School
  • Perform basic repairs and maintenance within own capabilities
  • Ensure the boiler house, stock/storerooms and other designated areas of the building are clean and tidy
  • Perform other emergency cleaning required due to accidents, illness, vandalism, building and equipment failure.
  • Manage and maintain the key holder register
  • Liaise with waste management provider ensuring sustainable targets are being met and waste streams are segregated properly on site

 Health, Safety & Compliance

  • Ensure compliance and safe working within the primary schools is maintained in line with United Learnings Health & Safety policies/procedures and legal requirements
  • Ensure all building plant, machinery and systems are compliant, managing inspections by insurance surveyors and works by third party suppliers
  • Comply with all policies and procedures relating to safeguarding
  • Ensure all suppliers follow set controls for contractors and are inducted and have appropriate supervision, provide permits to work if warranted
  • Assist with completion of compliance audits
  • Ensure effective record-keeping for compliance and premises matters and keep central systems updated as required by Site Manager /BOM / Cluster Business Manager and United Learning
  • Ensure effective record-keeping for compliance and premises matters and keep central systems updated as required


  • Support the other schools in the cluster during periods of absence of their staff in similar roles
  • Undertake minibus driving at mutually convenient times (requires D1 license and MiDAS Training)
  • Undertake training to become the Midas trainer for the school, and then, at mutually convenient times test staff in accordance with Midas regulations.
  • Deal with enquiries from members of staff, contractors, and members of the public.

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