POST:           Caretaker

GRADE:                      NJC points 14 – 17

RESPONSIBLE TO:     School Business Manager

HOURS OF WORK:    Full time post 36.25hours
The 2 postholders currently work 2 shifts – 7.15am to 3.15pm and 10am to 6pm.  The current recruitment is for the later shift.  However in the event of sickness or change in circumstance there may be a requirement to change the hours of work.

General Job Outline

The Caretaker is an employee of the Board of Governors of St Dominic’s High School reporting to their nominee, the School Business Manager.  While the post-holder will report directly to the School Business Manager he/she will however liaise with other members of staff taking requests for assistance from them.

An annual appraisal review will be carried out in the context of the School’s Staff Appraisal Scheme to agree areas for professional development.

Working Environment

St Dominic’s High School is a Catholic Voluntary Grammar School for Girls.  The School ethos is characterised by the strong pastoral care dimension which permeates every aspect of School life.  All members of the School community share responsibility for maintaining the caring atmosphere of the School and each staff member, teaching and non-teaching, is expected to be guided by this in all dealings with the pupils.

Purpose of the Post

As part of a team, be responsible for the security, safety, cleanliness and general maintenance of the school site.  The post holder is also required to drive the school minibuses (for insurance purposes a valid D or D1 license is required).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1.0    Security 

1.1    Security of the Premises (including school meals accommodation) and its contents.
1.2    Open and close the premises and grounds, except in circumstances where the School Business Manager authorises another person to do so.  This may on occasion include evening work.
1.3    Ensure that all windows are closed; doors and gates, both internal and external are locked at the end of each day.
1.4    Safe custody of the keys of the premises.
1.5    Operate Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Building Security Systems and report any faults to the School Business Manager or system provider.
1.6    Test fire alarms weekly.  Maintain test register.
1.7    Assist with the evacuation of the school building in emergencies and during drills.
1.8    Register as main key holder and be the first point of contact in an emergency call out situation
1.9    Attend after-hour break in and vandalism at the premises and ensure that the premises are secure and cleaned at the earliest opportunity when clearance has been given and any unauthorised entry or damage is reported to the School Business Manager.
1.10    During normal working hours report any suspicious activity of persons immediately to the designated the School Business Manager to ensure a safe working environment for building users.
1.11    Any breach of security must be reported to the School Business Manager. A breach would include the finding of used needles, or suspicious illegal substance abuse.
1.12    Provide pedestrian crossing and traffic direction services as required within the school site including ‘out of hours’ working for evening and Saturday functions.


2.0    Cleaning

2.1    Ensure that all hard surfaces and paths and ornamental grounds around the property are clean, tidy and free of litter.
2.2    Ensure that all external surface drains and gullies and kitchen grease-traps are free flowing and clean by removing obstructions up to 3.35m.
2.3    Ensure that bins are washed and cleaned (including school meals bins).
2.4    Empty on a daily basis litter bins.
2.5    Provide an ongoing cleaning service to the entire premises to deal with such things as spillage, flooding, midday toilet cleaning, litter or any cleaning problem associated with weather conditions.
2.6    Clean external signs, light covers, and notices up to 3.35 m.
2.7    Ensure that all defects in cleaning equipment are reported to the School Business Manager.
2.8    Prepare the premises for after-school activities, clean and prepare the school for its normal use.
2.9    Clean all internal fixed glass surfaces up to 3.35 metres using the appropriate equipment provided to ensure safe working conditions.
2.10    Cleaning of external windows at ground level.
2.11    Monitor that the cleaning standards within the premises to ensure that they meet the School’s Standards and where appropriate advise the School Business Manager of any issues
2.12    Provide ongoing cleaning service of the grounds
2.13    Assist with the program of work associated with prevention of legionella.


3.0    Porterage 

3.1    Receipt and transport of stores and materials and other goods including school meals that have been delivered to the building premises and their distribution to and from appropriate points of storage.
3.2    When required deliver or collect mail, parcels or goods to or from other bodies on behalf of the school.
3.3    To transport all refuse bins to and from their collection point.
3.4    Prepare rooms for examinations and other purposes.
3.5    Set out and remove tables and chairs as required.
3.6    Move display boards, platforms, etc. as required.
3.7    Set out and prepare rooms for functions and events.
3.8    Preparing facilities for hirers as specified.

4.0    Grounds Maintenance

4.1    General maintenance of school property and grounds.
4.2    Keep all hard surfaces free of moss and weeds
4.3    Preparation, planting and maintaining of trees and shrub and flower areas.
4.4    Prepare, seed, turf and maintain grass areas.
4.5    Use of all powered plant equipment and machinery necessary for the job including lawnmower, strimmer and leaf blower.
4.6    Setting out and putting away any games equipment including tennis nets and goal posts.
4.7    Apply grit/rock salt in times of snow and frost to ensure pathways and entrances are free from snow and ice.

5.0     Transport

5.1     Bus driving duties as required by the school, to include weekends and evening duties when necessary.
5.2    Carry out daily routine vehicle maintenance including the checking of oil and water levels and tyre pressure and topping up as required.

6.0    Handyperson Duties/Maintenance

6.1    General maintenance and minor repair work including: doors, windows, toilet seats, furniture and some painting work.    
6.2    Checking school premises, furniture, fixtures, fittings and services to ensure that they are in a safe and usable condition and carrying out minor maintenance and repairs on these as required.
6.3    As required operate the heating and hot water systems.
6.4    Replace lamps, tubes and plugs and such like using appropriate equipment including access equipment.
6.5    Inspect and report any defects on firefighting equipment to the School Business Manager.
6.6        Within the competence of the post-holder.


7.0    Administration

7.1    Prepare reports on the cleaning of premises and any defects in the premises externally and internally.
7.2    Organise as authorised by the School Business Manager the employment of outside contractors or workmen and monitor their presence reporting any deviation from their work routine.
7.3    Complete all paperwork associated with the post and writing reports when required.
7.4    Maintain records of consumable stocks and inventory of equipment.
7.5    Ensure that defects in electrical floor equipment are reported immediately to the School Business Manager and that a record of equipment repaired is kept and that all equipment is cleaned and stored safely.

8.0    General Conditions

8.1    All duties must be carried out to comply with:

    (a)    The Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978;
    (b)    Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments and Regulations and other legal requirements;
(c)    COSHH Regulations
(d)    Codes of Practice.


10.0     Training

10.1    Building Supervisors will accept any training to facilitate the undertaking of duties for their job.


11.0    Other Duties 

11.1    Falling within the purview of the grade as required.

Post Specification

Application Form

 

Post:  Catering Assistant

(One Year Post)
25hours Term time only

Responsible to:    Bursar    

Reports to:        Catering Manager


1.0    Job Purpose:   To actively participate in the daily operation of the
    Catering Unit under the direction of the Catering Manager and Cook

    Team participation is essential to provide an efficient hygienic
    service, to achieve customer satisfaction and to promote sales
    within the unit.

2.0    Duties and responsibilities

2.1    The basic preparation of food and beverages including the
    preparation of vegetables and snacks using appropriate equipment
2.2    Simple cooking including the reconstitution of prepared food.
2.3    Organisation and control of food service points.
2.4    The transferring and serving of meals and snacks including
transported meals.
2.5    Assisting with the promotion of meals to pupils, parents and
principal.
2.6    Maintain regular contact with the central kitchen, if applicable, with
regard to all aspects of service delivery.
2.7    The preparation of the dining area:

(a)    The setting out of dining room tables, chairs, benches and
serving points as required by the meals service.

(b)    The setting of tables, laying out of cutlery, water jugs, etc.

2.8    General kitchen and dining room duties including washing up,
clearing away equipment including tables, chairs and benches. The
cleaning of the kitchen/servery, dining room and equipment
including floors and walls.
2.9    Recording of temperatures for control purposes as required.
2.10    Securing of premises as required.
2.11    Duties as delegated in connection with service provision.

3.0    General Conditions

3.1    All duties must be carried out to comply with:

(a)    Acts of Parliament, statutory Instruments and Regulations and
other legal requirements.
(b)          Codes of Practice.

3.2    All duties will be carried out in the working conditions normally
inherent in the particular job.
3.3    All necessary administration must be completed.
3.4    Duties will be carried out for jobs up to and including those in the
same grade, provided such duties are within the competence of the
employee.


4.0    Wage Rate

Scale 1b Spinal Points 6-8 (Currently £7.2525 - £7.3894 per hour)
Term time only

Post Specification

Application Form

 

Post:      Kitchen Porter
                   

One Year Post

25hours Term time only

Responsible to:    Bursar    

Reports to:        Catering Manager


1.0    Job Purpose:   To actively participate in the daily operation of the Catering Unit under the direction of the Catering Manager and Cook

    Team participation is essential to provide an efficient hygienic     service, to achieve customer satisfaction and to promote sales within the unit.

2.0    Duties and responsibilities

2.1    Unloading deliveries.
2.2    Organisation and control of Chemical and dry good storage areas.
2.2    The preparation of the dining area:

(a)    The setting out of dining room tables, chairs, benches and serving points as required by the meals service.

(b)    The setting of tables, laying out of cutlery, water jugs, etc.

2.3    General kitchen and dining room duties including washing up, clearing away equipment including tables, chairs and benches. The cleaning of the kitchen/servery, dining room and equipment
including floors and walls.
2.4    Ensure kitchen equipment is put away and stored correctly.
2.5    Washing of pots, frying pans, trays and other equipment.
2.6    Emptying bins in kitchen and dining area.
2.7    Securing of premises as required.
2.8    Restock of display fridges as required
2.9    Duties as delegated in connection with service provision.

3.0    General Conditions

3.1    All duties must be carried out to comply with:

(a)    Acts of Parliament, statutory Instruments and Regulations andother legal requirements.
(b)          Codes of Practice.

3.2    All duties will be carried out in the working conditions normally inherent in the particular job.
3.3    All necessary administration must be completed.
3.4    Duties will be carried out for jobs up to and including those in the same grade, provided such duties are within the competence of the employee.


4.0    Wage Rate

Spinal Points 6 (Currently £7.2525 per hour)
Term time only

Post Specification

Application Form

Closing date for receipt of applications is

WEDNESDAY, 1ST MARCH 2017 AT 12 NOON

St. Dominic’s is an Equal Opportunities Employer