Hours: 30 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for a Caretaker to join our Estates team at our Wakefield College campus. As a member of the Estates department, you will provide caretaking services to ensure a safe an operational environment for all building users.

As a Caretaker your duties will include;

  • Clean designated areas of the College identified by the Senior Caretaker / Head Caretaker.
  • Assist security staff in their duties as and when required.
  • Respond to out of hours call out and undertake remedial emergency repairs where required or escalate to Head of Estates.
  • Undertake designated ground maintenance tasks identified by the Senior Caretaker / Head Caretaker or person appointed to oversee such work.
  • Carry out lawn mowing / gardening grounds keeping duties.
  • Maintain in good condition all equipment used to undertake your duties.
  • Arrange with teaching and support staff any requests for the removal or transfer of furniture or equipment.
  • Ensure all exam set ups internally and externally are completed in compliance with required regulations.
  • Ensure all external events set ups are completed.
  • Ensure compliance with contractors permit to work.
  • Implement Inclement Weather Policy where applicable and report to Head of Estates on Campus conditions.
  • Lock and unlock College buildings as directed.
  • Support Estates function with planned re-development works in preparing the area.
  • Report any acts of vandalism and trespass to the Senior Caretaker/ Head Caretaker or Operations Manager.
  • Undertake small scale designated maintenance tasks.
  • Support Fire Evacuation Controller during fire evacuations, ensuring communication link to the Fire Service and Fire Controller in identifying location of activation.
  • Report any defect in firefighting equipment to the Health & Safety Officer.

We are looking for someone with previous caretaker experience and Health and Safety or a willingness to undertake this training.

See what we have to offer and come and join us. You won’t be disappointed.

Benefits include:

  • Generous Annual Leave (30 days annual leave pro rata + bank holidays + 5 Group closure days)
  • Personal and Professional Development opportunities
  • Generous Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Metro Card Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Reduced price personal gym membership
  • Access to a wide range of high street discounts (retail, supermarkets and restaurants)
  • Annual Staff Recognition Awards

Interview date: 13 May 2024

For further details, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Please note direct applicants only - no agency CVs

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students and this post will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal record check from the country/countries you have worked/resided in if you are the preferred candidate for the post.  Further details of how to obtain the additional check is here: Criminal records checks for overseas applicants - GOV.UK (

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications from all.