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Caretaker Job

Location UK, Greater London, London
Sector Corporate Catering, Hospitality & Staffing
Job Role Caretaker
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £23,000 GPA
Job Number  92406
Created 09 April 2021


An independent school is South East London has a role available for a Caretaker with an immediate start.  This is a great role with a brilliant work/life balance and an opportunity to work in a beautiful and stunning setting.  The Caretaker will be responsible for providing a high level of general upkeep and daily cleaning of the communal areas of a senior boys’ boarding house and the tidying and maintenance of its garden and grounds.

The role:

  • Cleaning and hoovering all corridors, landings, link area and laundry room
  • Cleaning all kitchens within the house
  • Replenishing bread and milk and other items to keep kitchens stocked
  • Tidying boarding house grounds
  • Removal of rubbish from communal areas
  • Carrying out general repairs and minor maintenance jobs, liaising with Maintenance Department as necessary
  • Putting dustbins out for collection
  • Ordering and fetching household stores and cleaning materials
  • Cleaning lift
  • Mowing lawn and trimming hedges in season
  • Gardening as required
  • Stripping and polishing link floor
  • Washing walls and painting as necessary
  • Shampoo-ing carpets
  • Defrosting and cleaning fridges
  • Assisting in the set-up of House functions
  • Preparing the House for lettings (putting up beds, move and reinstate furniture etc), particularly during school holidays

Additional Requirements:

  • Standing in for colleague in neighbouring boarding house in his/her absence
  • Complying with the requirements of Health and Safety, school policies and other relevant legislation
  • Acting as Fire Warden for buildings under remit, completing periodic checks and recording them as appropriate.  Ensuring that clear passage is maintained on fire escape routes.
  • Assisting the Housemaster and/or his wife with the organisation of House social events.
  • Liaise with the Housekeeper/Manager.
  • Any other duties that may reasonably be requested.


  • Have previous experience of working in a similar capacity, preferably in an educational environment
  • Have a good standard of education, ideally to GSCE level or above.
  • Could possess any practical qualifications e.g. gardening, maintenance, decorating
  • Show a proven ability to perform a practical, hands-on role
  • Are able to perform minor maintenance tasks
  • Are efficient and adaptable and willing to use initiative when necessary
  • Are capable of working independently and able to anticipate problems that may arise in the boarding house
  • Practical and willing to take on new tasks
  • Are reliable and punctual
  • Work in a methodical and organised manner, with an eye for detail
  • Possess good interpersonal skills, empathetic, calm under pressure, as well as good communication skills
  • Are sympathetic to the cultural diversity of the boarding house

Hours:  40 hours per week, working 07.30-16.00 and an additional 3 hours on alternate Saturdays during term time

Salary:  £11.309 per hour, which equates to £23,691 GPA

Start:  ASAP

Responsible Consultant:  Diana (diana@greycoatlumleys.co.uk) & Kelly (kellyb@greycoatlumleys.co.uk)

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