Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Northampton



We are looking for a professional candidate to work as Caretaker on the university premises.

The purpose of the role is to provide day to day support with the preparation of buildings/facilities in line with staff and student requirements to meet the Service Level Agreement. The role focuses on setting up and dismantling rooms for use and assisting with high level deep cleaning.

The role consists of night shifts, the hours of work are 22:00 - 06:00 (10pm-6am) Monday to Friday.

This role is expected to continue for an initial term of six months.

The successful candidate must have a clean driving license.

Duties and responsibilities

•To liaise with specialist teaching areas and technicians to support all room resets/layout changes.
•To report to the Helpdesk, any observed defects or maintenance items.
•To assist with the receipt, unloading, storage or delivery of all University post and resources delivered from the Resource Centre.
•To complete all jobs raised by the Helpdesk in a prompt and efficient manner, and within priority timescales specified in the Service Level Agreement.
•To lock unlock rooms as required.
•To support all office moves including the movement of furniture and equipment.
•To set out classrooms as required by timetables and layout specifications.
•To assist in the cleaning of buildings and grounds, especially in the vicinity of entrances, as directed by the Facilities Supervisor.
•To undertake minor maintenance as directed by the Facilities Supervisor for example lamp changes, toilet unblocking, fire alarm testing, emergency light testing.
•To set up conference, lecture and event facilities as required.
•To assist with the periodical deep cleaning programme as required.
•To collect and segregate, waste and arrange for its disposal or recycling.
•To assist in the clearance of snow, ice and other hazards from paths, entrances and other essential areas as necessary.
•To undertake daily vehicle checks, promptly reporting any vehicle defects to ensure its legality.
•Working to Standard operating procedures.
•The post holder will be expected to undertake other responsibilities and tasks as reasonably requested by the Facilities Supervisor.

Skills and experience

Able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills to a standard appropriate to post.

Able to work accurately and safely.

Experience in housekeeping tasks.

Experience in completion of work in accordance with approved codes of practice and legislative compliance.

Have sound knowledge of products and materials currently in use.

Experience of working in occupied buildings understanding the not to cause disruption.

Clean driving Licence.

Good interpersonal skills.

Ability to adapt to organisational change.

Able to work with minimal supervision and on own initiative , either in a team or alone.

Demonstrate an appropriate level of physical fitness to enable the effective performance of duties.

Able to work under pressure and manage conflicting demands.

To be adaptable, conscientious and to be a good team member.


University of Northampton locations

Additional information

This role is expected to continue for an initial term of six months.

The role consists of night shifts, the hours of work are 22:00 - 06:00 (10pm-6am) Monday to Friday
Role: Caretaker - Nights
Job Type: Temporary
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire,

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  • helpdesk
  • storage
  • teaching