Job Vacancy

Caretaker/Building Custodian

20 hours per week

£12698.40 p.a. + overtime       

North Hykeham Town Council is looking to recruit a Caretaker/Building Custodian who will play a vital role in ensuring the cleanliness, safety, and overall maintenance of town council owned buildings. This position requires a proactive and detail-oriented individual with a strong sense of responsibility for maintaining a welcoming and functional environment for both staff and the public. The key to the role will be to ensure that the general maintenance, cleaning and security of all town council premises is upheld to an exceptionally high standard and the maintenance of the premises, both internally and externally, ensures a clean, safe and secure condition for all stakeholders.

Working as part of the Services Team, the role’s main responsibilities will be:

  • Cleaning and Maintenance:
    • Monitor the routine cleaning tasks carried out by the contract cleaner to maintain a neat and hygienic environment.
    • Ensure restrooms are clean, stocked, and well-maintained.
    • Conduct regular inspections to identify and address any maintenance issues promptly.
    • Internal and external window cleaning.
  • Waste Management:
    • Oversee waste disposal procedures and ensure compliance with recycling and waste management guidelines.
    • Coordinate with internal and external waste management services to schedule pickups when issues may arise and maintain a clean waste disposal area.
  • Security and Safety:
    • Monitor and report any security concerns or suspicious activities to the Services Team Manager or relevant authorities.
    • Assist in the implementation of safety protocols and emergency procedures.
    • Conduct regular checks to ensure fire exits are clear, emergency equipment is functional, and safety signage is visible, and conduct weekly fire alarm tests.
    • Conduct weekly water flushing and monitoring procedures in conjunction with the Council’s Services Team and/or fire alarm/Legionella management service providers, where necessary
    • Ensure that the buildings meet the needs of all tenants, employees and visitors, and compliance with health and safety regulations;
  • Grounds Maintenance:
    • Maintain the exterior of the buildings, including pathways, car parks, and landscaping.
    • Winter maintenance programmes including clearing snow and ice from pathways and ensure safe conditions.
  • Building Access:
  • Responsible for opening and closing the building for hirers or scheduled events. Carrying out security procedures whilst opening and closing Council premises, primarily evenings and weekends, to accommodate users / hirers.
  • Ensure that buildings are accessible to authorised individuals and secure after hours.
  • Keyholder responsibilities and out of hours responses, as required.
  • Minor Repairs:
    • Performing basic repairs and maintenance tasks as required
    • Report any major repair needs to the Services Team Manager and where appropriate, oversee sub-contractors carrying out any agreed works ensuring sub-contractors comply with Health & Safety regulations whilst on site

You will have good communication skills and ideally be experienced in caretaker duties or building maintenance in a customer focused environment.  Having a positive approach to and taking pride in the work you do is essential, and you will be able to demonstrate high standards of behaviour and professionalism in dealing with public, contractors, and staff.

This is a part-time permanent post (20hrs per week), with a requirement to be flexible and to work some weekends or evenings, as appropriate.

Full details are available from North Hykeham Town Council by contacting Mandy Parker, Town Clerk, on 01522 681537 or by emailing the Town Clerk at  Completed application forms may be supported by CVs and supporting information.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd February 2024.  Interviews will be conducted w/c 4th March 2024.

Application form