Site Operative Caretaker Middlesbrough

Post Title: Site Operative / Caretaker

Salary: Yet to be confirmed

Location: Middlesbrough



POST TITLE:                            Trust Site Operative (Secondary Schools)

                                                1 Role @ 37 Hours per Week, Whole Time

                                                1 Role @ 30 Hours per Week, Whole Time


RESPONSIBLE TO:              Trust Facilities Manager


JOB PURPOSE:        Estates Site Operative to work in our secondary schools under the direct instruction and supervision of the Trust Facilities Manager. The Site Operative will be responsible for the completion of all site-based duties including weekly compliance activities, general maintenance, painting and decorating, minor refurbishment works, porterage, key holding, Safeguarding and other key associated duties.




  • To effectively lock and unlock Trust schools across the estate ensuring all buildings are secure and safe to operate daily.
  • Complete daily security checks of the premises.
  • Fully complete estates compliance checks to ensure Trust buildings are safe to enter and use.
  • Lead on painting and decoration works as part of the Trusts long term building improvement plan.
  • Complete minor repairs and refurbishment works on request of the Trust.
  • Effectively operate mechanical, electrical and life safety systems within school such as central heating, lighting, fire alarm and security alarm systems.
  • Manage waste on site by effectively removing and transferring to a designated collection point.
  • Regularly complete litter picking duties ensuring the premises is clean and tidy.
  • Undertake minor cleaning duties such as graffiti removal
  • Undertake emergency duties such as incidental cleaning
  • Complete seasonal activities such as gritting and flower bed maintenance
  • Undertake minor grounds maintenance duties and cut overhanging branches /bushes, which may cause harm.
  • Manage resource and material requirements on site under the supervision of the Trust Facilities Manager
  • Complete work instructions and procedures set out by the Trust Facilities Manager.
  • Ensure records and documentation is kept fully up to date at all times
  • Actively engage and use Trust ICT operating systems
  • Be committed to being a part of providing an Estates and Facilities service of excellence fully supporting the improvement of Trust process and procedures.
  • Replace and refill consumable items such as hand towels and dispensers
  • Complete porterage duties such as receiving scheduled deliveries and transfer them to a safe designated storage place.
  • Report any faults or defects to the appropriate person in a timely manner.
  • Safely relocate furniture and set up for annual school events when required to do so.
  • Ensure buildings are safe, warm and secure prior to the working day
  • Safely operate school equipment in line with manufacturer’s instructions
  • Undertake fire warden duties in case of fire or emergency evacuations.
  • Be willing to actively undertake first aid duties where trained and requested to do so
  • Fully comply with “keeping children safe in education” policies and procedures.
  • Formally induct contractors and visitors onto the premises including the completion of authorisation to work permits
  • Report any safeguarding issues or concerns where required to so immediately.
  • Fully comply with all Trust policies and procedures.
  • Attend all training courses relevant to the post ensuring continual personal and professional development
  • Act as Trust role model
  • Undertake additional reasonable duties as requested in accordance with the changing need of the job role and organisational objectives.


These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities, which the Trust may determine.

Personal Requirements:

  • Be willing to complete all training courses associated with the role annually.
  • Hands on and practical skills
  • Awareness of Health and Safety legislation.
  • Complete work activities in accordance with Risk Assessments, processes and procedures
  • Effectively use ICT equipment including PC, tablet or mobile devices.

Desirable Requirements

  • A relevant facilities management or site management qualification.
  • Support Work in Schools (SWIS) Level 2
  • Level 2 Numeracy/ Literacy or willingness to work towards.