Job Title: Caretaker

Reporting To: Facilities Manager


Position Overview

Under the direction of the Head of Facilities Management, and in conjunction with the Events Coordinator, provide a range of caretaking and porterage services within the Fire Service College. These include building fabric internal and external maintenance; assist in the delivery of a high standard of presentation of the site and working environment; ensuring Event and course requirements within rooms are delivered; first aid equipment maintained to standard; and support moves and changes as required to enhance service standards in support of the Fire Service College aim to become the UK’s leading training facility for Fire Services.


Principle Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • Undertaking fabric repair; minor works; general maintenance and replacements.
  • Undertaking internal and external painting and decoration as required.
  • Provision of support to the Events function, namely the Events Co-ordinator, with room layouts, porterage and other duties as and when the need arises.
  • Maintaining first aid boxes with appropriate materials.
  • Undertaking churn activities e.g. moves and changes.
  • Distributing small deliveries throughout the site.
  • Providing on site escorting duties for external contractors and supplier deliveries, as required.
  • Cleaning and tidying work areas, collecting rubbish and cardboard; and emptying waste bins in support of recycling arrangements.
  • Coordinating car parking for Events.
  • Undertaking activities within competence as directed by Line Manager.


Required Role-Specific Competencies / Experience / Educational Qualifications

  • Experience in a maintenance related role.
  • Good standard of competency across a wide range of disciplines e.g. painting, general woodworking, metal working, etc.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team member
  • Health & Safety knowledge.
  • Full driving license.
  • Formal qualifications related to maintenance activities e.g. City & Guilds; NVQ, etc. and / or relevant experience (desirable).


Person Specification

  • A professional attitude at all times.
  • Customer-first and can-do attitude.


If you feel that you meet all the above selection criteria, please can you email your CV and a short covering letter stating why you want to work for the college and what skills you could offer to If you meet our requirements, you will be invited in for an interview at the college, however if you do not hear anything within 21 days of applying, please take it that your application has been unsuccessful. 

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