Caretaker Recruitment

Caretaker Job Description 

In addition to the listed duties below, the caretaker will undertake other duties as may be decided by the principal and/or the Board of Management and/or as may be determined by the needs of Belmayne Educate Together Secondary School. 

The Caretaker will be required to:

  • open the school for 7:30am every morning and keep the school open throughout the day
  • maintain the school premises, furniture, equipment and fittings and ensure that they are kept to an agreed standard and condition
  • to prevent in so far as it is possible, any damage to the structure, furniture, fittings and equipment of the school
  • report suspicious happenings and unauthorised persons on the premises to the deputy principal/principal
  • carry out painting and renovation work in the school as required
  • carry out maintenance work as appropriate during school holidays
  • monitor the level of heat in the school to ensure comfort and wellbeing of students and staff while exercising economy
  • keep in safe custody the keys of all rooms in the building
  • be responsible for the supervision and maintenance of firefighting apparatus
  • ensure the maintenance of security alarms, burglar alarms, lifts and photocopiers by contacting service contractors when necessary
  • keep the school grounds in good order by looking after flowerbeds, cutting the grass and helping to keep the school litter free
  • open and close the school as directed by the principal/deputy principal
  • take delivery of equipment and distribute appropriately
  • run errands as requested by the school principal
  • liaise with team coaches so as to ensure sports gear is laundered, prepare for games
  • assist with the maintenance of the student lockers and in the distribution of lockers to students
  • support principal and deputy principal in ensuring that the school is safe during adverse weather conditions
  • report and repair (as appropriate) anything that could be a hazard to the health, safety and welfare of employees and pupils  including unblocking toilets

It is expected that the caretaker will, on their own initiative, identify tasks/duties that need to be carried out as part of the role subject to the authorisation of the school principal/Board of Management as appropriate. The duties listed are not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive.

Salary in line with Department of Education pay scale: €34,500 – €35,000 per annum

The position is subject to Garda Vetting.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 22/07/2024

Please forward your CV and letter of application to