School Maintenance Officer/CaretakerLocation - Warrington, UKThe Education Network is currently seeking an experienced Maintenance Officer/Caretaker to work at an SEND school within the Warrington area. Hours of work are 6.00am-9.30am, and 2.00pm-6.00pm (2.30pm on Fridays), 5 days per week. Under the guidance of the appropriate senior staff, you will be responsible for the building maintenance, cleanliness, security and maintenance of furnishings, fixtures, plant and heavy equipment. Immediate start, current DBS Certificate required. This role will initially be on a temporary basis at this stage. A permanent (similar) role will be advertised in the near future, and if successful you may be taken into consideration for this alternative role.PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsible for the operation of a preventative planned maintenance programme and for the routine inspections of designated buildings, fixtures, fittings, equipment (PAT testing), furniture, premises and grounds to assess for minor work or repairs required to be carried out to maintain safe and satisfactory conditions.Undertake minor repairs as required, e.g. electrical, plumbing, glazing, joinery and redecorating as necessary.Monitor and operate the engineering system and advise management of any faults in order to ensure the most economical use of fuel and water.Discuss with and monitor the work of contractors engaged by school to ensure specified standards are achieved.Monitor, operate and maintain appropriate site security systems, including opening and closing the building at the beginning and end of the school day, lettings outside school hours and responding to call outs as necessary in order to provide satisfactory security arrangements for a maximum of 30 hours.Regularly test fire alarms and be familiar with evacuation procedure and carry out evacuation drills as requiredMaintain and monitor Health and Safety standards, reporting any failures to comply with the school's statutory obligations in this area and ensure that contractor's work meets Health and safety RegulationsMonitor and coordinate the work of cleaning staff through SLA, allocate, and give guidance upon the performance of, day-to-day tasks to be undertaken.Organise and carry out porter and cleaning duties (including the moving of heavy furniture) which will secure the most efficient use of resources.Order supplies in order to maintain the necessary stock of appropriate resources.Carry out banking duties as required.Carry out basic maintenance tasks on specialist equipment (e.g. hoists and people-handling devices, minibus, etc.), in accordance with operational manuals; in order that such equipment is readily available for the benefit of pupils for their care and education.Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health & safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate personnel.To express interest, please submit a CV via the link below, and if suitably qualified our consultant will contact you to further discuss the role.The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance+ standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.Due to the expected high-volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 3 days.