Caretaker Team Leader

  • City of Portsmouth College
  • Portsmouth, UK
  • 04 Nov, 2021
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Job Description

City of Portsmouth College has been formed by the merger of Portsmouth College and Highbury College and was formally constituted on 1 August 2021.

The newly formed College will give students of all ages even greater flexibility with their programmes and access to dedicated subject facilities at the different campus locations. The joint organisation will also expand a uniquely flexible curriculum offer within the city of Portsmouth, comprising A Levels, vocational diplomas, apprenticeships and higher education qualifications.

Over the coming academic year, Portsmouth College and Highbury College will retain their individual identities and will be unveiling the new City of Portsmouth College brand in September 2022. Candidates wishing to apply for vacancies should continue to do so via the relevant college website.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Caretaker Team Leader

Job Title: Caretaker Team Leader

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £20,243.00

Location: Northarbour Training Centre

Do you have the enthusiasm, drive and ability to make a difference to an Amazing College?

Does your current role lack a challenge?

Do you want to work for a college with over 50 years teaching and learning experience within a friendly and professional team of specialist experts?


The Caretaker Team Leader is responsible to the Head of Estates for providing high quality support.

A few main roles and responsibilities are:

  • Ensure all fire alarm systems are maintained, tested and records kept.
  • Ensure all College areas are maintained fully operational and available for use at all times.
  • Maintain weekly records, report all absenteeism and additional hours worked and provide general feedback to Cleaning Supervisor/FM with details and justifications
  • Manage all requirements of the caretaking & cleaning services in line with the service level agreements for each
  • Support and guide caretaking & cleaning operatives to achieve required service levels
  • Identify requirements and provide/arrange adequate training and direction of all caretaking & cleaning staff direct reports
  • Maintain suitable records of caretaking & cleaning staff training and requirements
  • Undertake regular checks/audit reports with recommendations and manage performance
  • Oversee all aspects of the caretaking & cleaning operation on any of the College sites as required
  • Assist the Head of Estates and Premises with the management of all hard and soft services including mechanical/electrical, building fabric maintenance, grounds maintenance, cleaning, security, mail services, and allocation of car parking
  • To carry out locking and unlocking and security checks including keeping keys and records of keys issued
  • To move furniture, equipment and machinery including use of handling equipment when necessary

The role requires an individual who has well developed organisational, communication and team working skills. They must also be able to meet targets and deadlines. The role is for 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year based at our Northarbour Training Centre.

  • You will need A good standard of basic education (Maths and English GCSE or equivalent)
  • First Aid Qualification is desirable
  • Experience and knowledge of fire system
  • Capable of working in a busy environment
  • Be flexible and self-motivated with a dedication to student achievement and quality.

What we can offer you:

  • You will be working within a friendly and professional team who are specialist experts
  • Competitive market rate salary
  • 23 days' annual leave per annum, plus eight Bank Holidays and three days Christmas Closure
  • A Local Government Pension
  • A canteen, hair and beauty salon and childcare nursery
  • A sports centre with a 50% discount for staff
  • Student Discount (NUS, Unidays, Student Beans)

City of Portsmouth College also offers extensive support to new staff including:

  • Regular support and coaching throughout your first year
  • A Mentor who will help you settle in to the College
  • A thorough Induction programme
  • Access to Learning and Development including a Free Course Voucher
  • Employee Assistance Programme

So if you think you have the technical skills, experience and passion? Then come and join a 'Amazing College with Amazing Staff' and drive your career forward 'The City of Portsmouth College Way'

For further information on this role, please download the Job Description.

Only applicants through our website will be accepted. To apply for the role please complete our application form. CV's will not be accepted!

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