City of Portsmouth College
Portsmouth [Hampshire]
£18,779.02 - £18,799.02 Per Year
15 Sep 2022 10:02
14 Oct 2022 23:59
2223 002 004
Further Education
Job Level
Worker / Practitioner
Estates / Facilities / Operations
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered



37 hours a week, 52 weeks per year

Two posts available across our campuses

We have an exciting opportunity for a Caretaker to join our Estates Team at the City of Portsmouth College (CoPC).

As a caretaker, you will play a key role in carrying out caretaking, security, cleaning and maintenance tasks while working in multi-skilled team managed by the caretaker supervisor.

Both posts are for 37 hours per week and 52 weeks per year. We have one role available at our Highbury Campus and one role available that covers both our Northarbour and Arundel Campuses, but travel may be required between campuses based in Portsmouth on occasions.

Main responsibilities of the Caretaker role are:

  • To ensure that all work undertaken is carried out in accordance with all College Health & Safety requirements.
  • To carry out unlocking, locking and security checks, keeping keys and records of keys issued in accordance for the college safe working procedure.
  • To move furniture, equipment and machinery including use of appropriate manual handling equipment.
  • To move goods, equipment and furniture once unloaded from delivery companies.
  • To set up classrooms, meetings and lecture spaces as and when requested.
  • To assist the security warden if required, to ensure the security of the building and occupants.
  • To carry out basic vehicle inspections, maintenance and cleaning.
  • To support the caretaker supervisor in the day-to-day operations of the estate.
  • To carry out repairs and decoration to an acceptable standard.
  • Detect and report building defects to the caretaker supervisor and/or head of facilities.
  • Take necessary and appropriate action in the event of bad weather or emergency, for example the clearing of snow or ice from grounds, dealing with floods, fire, and break-ins or vandalism.
  • The routine testing and recording requirements of emergency lights, fire alarms, ladders and steps, working at height systems, water services, fire doors, emergency exits and any other compliance based checks.
  • Administer first aid once appropriately qualified.
  • To undertake cleaning duties in accordance with recommended cleaning practices and risk assessments when required.
  • To assist the cleaning supervisor when required due to sickness/holiday absences
  • Ensure the college grounds and buildings are kept free of litter at all times.
  • Contribute to the effective daily upkeep of the college buildings and grounds to order to provide a safe, healthy and pleasant working environment for staff and students.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of gutters, drains and sediment bowls.
  • Ensure the ground level windows are cleaned on a regular basis.
  • To ensure all rubbish is removed from the building on a regular basis and appropriately secured in the bin store.

How to Apply

The closing date for the role is 14th October 2022. We will be monitoring the applications daily and reserve the right to withdraw the advert early. If you are interested, waste no time, and apply today by following the links below! Please note we are not able to accept applications by CV only.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact the HR department on 02394211850

About Us

In August 2021, Highbury College and Portsmouth College merged to form the City of Portsmouth College. The new organisation is a general further education college in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.

It provides vocational and academic education and training, from first-step courses to university level foundation degrees, specialised services for business and education in the community. Courses include A Levels, vocational diplomas (BTECs), GCSEs, Foundation Degrees, Apprenticeships and unaccredited leisure courses.

The College actively promotes lifelong learning and delivers a wide range of adult courses at more than 40 community venues in and around Portsmouth, as well as at four College campuses.

We offer a range of staff benefits including:

· Local Government Pension

· Competitive Salary

· Company Sick Pay

· Generous holiday allowance plus 3-day Christmas closure

· Exclusive access to CoPC Rewards

· Onsite Car Parking, Canteen, Nursery, Salon, and Gym

· Discounted Travel via First Bus and Hovercraft

· Termly All Staff Development Days

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Support in gaining qualifications

· Flexible Working

City of Portsmouth College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. The College celebrates diversity and aims to recruit a diverse range of staff.

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