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Vacancy – Caretaker

Responsible To Grounds Maintenance Team Leader
Responsible For As Caretaker you will be responsible for ensuring that our sites and facilities are kept clean, tidy and in a good state of repair.   
Hours / Position This is a part time role averaging at 12 hours per week. It will be an annualised hours contract (626 hours per year) and you will be paid an equal salary each month. 
Grade / Sallary This role is graded at Spinal Column Point  6-8 on the National Joint Council Scale, equivalent to £10.39- £10.81 (pay award pending).
Pension Local Government Pension Scheme available

Are you our new caretaker?

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About the Role

We are seeking a reliable and trustworthy individual to join our team as a Caretaker, helping us manage and maintain all of Gainsborough Town Councils sites and facilities.

As Caretaker you will be responsible for ensuring that our sites and facilities are kept clean, tidy and in a good state of repair.   

You will undertake basic handyperson duties (such as changing bulbs, unblocking sinks, decoration, and routine repair maintenance. At times you may be asked to assist local clubs, organisations, and the Councils grounds maintenance team.

You will be asked to undertake regular safety checks such as testing of fire alarms, emergency alarms and lights so a knowledge of safe working practices is essential. 

You will prepare rooms for meetings and hire which will involve moving furniture, and pack it away and clean afterwards.   

We will provide you with all of the necessary training and support to enable you to excel in the role.

You will find details how to apply at the bottom of the page.

Job Description

Hours of Work 

This is a part time role averaging at 12 hours per week. It will be an annualised hours contract (626 hours per year) and you will be paid an equal salary each month. 

Your working week will be Saturday to Thursday, and we will agree the detailed core working hours with the successful candidate. You will be responsible for cleaning Gainsborough Town Council managed facilities. You will also be responsible for opening and closing buildings for our hirers and Council business as required. In addition, there will be flexible hours for undertaking additional caretaker duties across any of our sites and facilities.

Salary

This role is graded at Spinal Column Point  6-8 on the National Joint Council Scale, equivalent to £10.39 – £10.81 (pay award pending).

Pension 

You will have opportunity to join the Gainsborough Town Council pension scheme.

Holidays 

You will receive 30 days annual leave, inclusive of eight bank and public holidays (pro-rata). 

Title:                          Caretaker/Cleaner

Reports to:              Grounds Maintenance Team Leader

Location:                 Gainsborough – Gainsborough Town Council managed facilities

Duties:    

  1. Maintain the Council Offices on Richmond Park, Marshalls Sports Pavilion, Cemetery Buildings and any other buildings managed by Gainsborough Town Council including effecting repairs and improvements to create an excellent environment for visitors and staff. 
  2. Monitor, operate and maintain appropriate site security and fire systems, including opening and closing the buildings when necessary, checking fire escapes, building facilities and relevant routine testing as required. 
  3. Monitor the engineering systems to assist in the most economical use of gas, electricity, and water. 
  4. Maintain and monitor Health and Safety standards, reporting any failures to comply with the Council’s statutory obligations and help to assist in ensuring that all contracted work meets with current Health and Safety regulations. 
  5. Monitor stocks of consumables relevant to the role.  Receive delivery of supplies, furniture and parcels and ensure their correct distribution. 
  6. General caretaking (including the moving of furniture, setting up and clearing meeting rooms). Cleaning duties (including specialist cleaning when required) within buildings managed by Gainsborough Town Council 
  7. To undertake any training and professional development relevant to the role 
  8. To attend and assist at Council events 
  9. To support in the maintenance of all Gainsborough Town Council managed sites.
  10. To undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post as may be required  

Person Specification

The specification below is how we work out if you are the right person for the job and it is also used to determine if you will be invited to interview. Criteria in the essential column are prerequisites for the job.  Criteria in the desirable column help make candidates stand out but we will offer the training section if you do not have it. You will be expected to learn new skills and improve on existing ones as part of your job role.

These criteria are assessed through the application form and at the time of interview. 

CriterionEssential RequirementsDesirable requirements
Education and TrainingWilling to undertake training as requiredFirst Aid qualification
Skills/abilitiesGood verbal communication skills
Basic DIY skills
Ability to set up and pack down rooms, including moving of furniture
Able to work unsupervised
 
KnowledgeAwareness of safe working practicesKnowledge of GainsboroughCOSHH AwarenessHealth and Safety Awareness
ExperiencePerforming Cleaning tasks using a variety of materials and methods
Undertaking routine building maintenance/repairs  
Use of smart phone or tablet apps
Personal/OtherOwn transport between sites
Reliable and trustworthy
Self-motivated
Able to act on own initiative
Flexible and adaptable approach to work
Able and willing to regularly work evenings and weekends
Resident of Gainsborough or living within a three-mile radius  

Ready to apply?

Excellent, we’re glad you want to apply, and we want to make it as simple as possible. All you need to do is complete our online application form by clicking the button below – no printer needed:   

Please do note that the Council will only consider CVs if accompanied by a completed application form. 

Alternatively, you can download the application form below, fill it in and e-mail it to: 

townclerk@gainsborough-tc.gov.uk

You can submit a paper copy by posting it to: 

Gainsborough Town Council

Richmond House

Richmond Park

Morton Terrace

Gainsborough

Lincolnshire

DN21 2RJ

You can request a paper copy by calling 01427 811573.

Please do note that the Council will only consider CVs if accompanied by a completed application form. 

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 19 June 2022 . 

Interviews will be week commencing 27 June 2022. 

To download the application form please click below:

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Recruitment Pack (the above information in a downloadable format):

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