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Site Assistant/Caretaker

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Job Introduction

We currently have an opportunity for a Site Assistant/Caretaker to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.

Role Responsibility

  • Open, lock-up and secure the site and buildings daily as required
  • Carry out a range of daily, weekly and monthly checks, audits and readings as directed
  • Ensure that the site is safe for all users throughout the day; attend emergency situations and make areas safe by carrying out emergency repairs and cleaning tasks as required
  • Support the Cleaning Team by carrying out spot cleaning and other cleaning duties including removal of graffiti, replenishment of consumables and cleaning of high-level internal areas, grilles, vents, diffusers and the like
  • Carry out litter picking, sweeping and emptying of external bins as directed
  • Clear gutters, gullies and drains as required to ensure they are free from organic growth and debris
  • Maintain waste storage areas in a tidy and safe condition
  • Clear leaves, ice, snow and debris from external areas as directed
  • Spread salt to paths, roads and playground areas where icy weather conditions are expected
  • Carry out minor repairs and maintenance tasks commensurate with skill and ability including patch painting and repairs to furniture and equipment
  • Receive and distribute goods and materials as required by the Academy
  • Set out, put away and relocate furniture and equipment for functions, meetings, assemblies and other school activities
  • Support the management of  traffic on site at the beginning and end of each school day
  • Support the operation of fire practice, evacuation drills and emergency situations in conjunction with the Academy
  • Carry out a broad range of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) tasks as directed, accurately recording findings and escalating issues, faults and required remedial works promptly
  • Report any hazards, unsafe situations or unsafe behaviours to line manager and/or Academy as appropriate
  • Respond in a helpful and professional manner to requests by users for directions, information and assistance
  • Supervise and accompany visitors, contractors and staff working on-site as directed
  • Play an active role in reducing environmental impact of waste through correct disposal of all waste streams including reusing and recycling wherever possible
  • Wear appropriate uniform, PPE, clothing and identification at all times
  • Keep accurate records of jobs and tasks completed and materials used
  • Observe Client and company rules at all times
  • Observe all Client and company Statutory Fire and Health & Safety Regulations and promote good safety habits and methods of work
  • Attend training courses, toolbox talks and the like as required to keep up-to-date with legislation and company policy and procedures
  • To perform any other reasonable task requested by the line manager


The Ideal Candidate

  • Skilled at being part of a motivated, proactive team committed to the vision and values of the Company
  • Ability to use own initiative and take responsibility as appropriate
  • Ability to carry out a broad range of property maintenance and repair tasks to a good standard
  • Experienced in the use of commercial cleaning and site maintenance equipment
  • Ability to lift and carry items safely
  • Ability to follow and comply with instructions on equipment and/or materials usage
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and customers
  • Ability to prioritise work to maintain high standards
  • Ability to carry out health and safety checks and maintain relevant records
  • Willingness to undertake training and professional development as required
  • Awareness of Health and Safety in a working environment
  • Resilient and robust with a positive outlook
  • Willingness to work outside of normal hours if required


About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.


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