General Maintenance/Caretaker

BC71 – General Maintenance/Caretaker

Location: Wantage, Oxfordshire

Salary: £18,870 + Overtime


First Military Recruitment are currently recruiting for a General Maintenance/Caretaker for their client based in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

This is a great opportunity to join a loyal and hard-working team.

Ensuring the physical environment and infrastructure.

This position is perfect for an individual who enjoys a varied workload with no two days the same!

There is flexibility in this position – regarding full time or part time hours.

PLEASE NOTE – The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out general repairs and maintenance on site to ensure the academy operates efficiently and safely. 
  • Carry out compliance checks including water safety and fire safety checks. 
  • Decorating internal and external areas by a continual program of improvements. 
  • To complete building/carpentry/plumbing tasks, dependent on skill set and provide value for money to whole projects. 
  • Under the direction of the Operations Manager, supervise the cleaners. 
  • To assist in ensuring that all necessary expenditure on maintaining, improving and safeguarding the academy’s physical environment achieves best value for money. 
  • Manage and safeguard the minibuses, ensuring maintenance, servicing and testing is carried out as necessary. 
  • To drive minibuses on occasion. 
  • Operate, maintain and secure machinery and equipment.
  • Provide first response to all emergency situations that may arise during normal working hours and contact relevant services/contractors where applicable. 
  • Perform other duties deemed appropriate by the Operations Manager. 
  • Assist the Grounds Maintenance Engineer as required. 
  • Ensuring appropriate levels of security are maintained on allocated site, including locking/unlocking buildings, setting the intruder alarm and supervising contractors. 
  • Provide logistical support for events. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Clean driving license. 
  • Have hands on, basic maintenance experience – e.g.

    decorating/painting, basic plumbing skills, groundwork. 
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team. 
  • Ability to relate well to others.
  • Have a pro-active attitude and get on with the job at hand. 
  • Able to work with no routine as no two days are the same! 

Location: Wantage, Oxfordshire

Salary: £18,870 + Overtime

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