Caretaker Team Leader (Full time 37 per week, permanent) / £23,500 – £25,000 p.a

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Caretaker Team Leader (Full time 37 per week, permanent) / £23,500 – £25,000 p.a

Delt is a brilliant contradiction. A dynamic and agile private sector company with a serious conscience, that’s wholly owned by the public sector. It’s somewhere you can do the right things for the right reasons while playing a real part in a growing business.

Our employee proposition is pretty great too, with an overall package that recognises the importance of life in work/life balance and gives you the opportunity to keep learning new things.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced School Caretaker Team Leader, with an interest in providing a great service to our education customers. You will be based in Plymouth, primarily at Courtlands Special School. Delt support several school sites on which you will oversee Caretaking and Cleaning services. These are based across Devon and Cornwall, the role will therefore involve occasional travel to enable you to manage staff, carry out minor repairs and compliance checks.

Leading a hard working and dedicated team you will be responsible for the security and safety of the school buildings and site. Undertake statutory checks including daily/weekly/monthly recording where required. Be a key holder and on occasion attend emergency callouts for the schools. Be able to undertake general repairs and maintenance to the buildings and maintain the site to a high standard. Have a proven ability in planning and prioritising repairs, including liaising with the Head of Estates, Head Teachers and other school based staff. Be proactive in identifying maintenance issues/defects and act to minimise cost. Work in a flexible manner to meet the needs of Delt and the Trusts we support. Facilitate maintenance work by specialist contractors and supervise to ensure H&S compliance. Be able to work collaboratively with peers across multiple sites to facilitate tasks that require more than one person for health and safety reasons.

We are looking for a hardworking, motivated and enthusiastic Caretaker Team Leader to join the team and create a dynamic and inspiring learning environment for the children

We are seeking an innovative and proactive individual with effective communication skills to hit the ground running in their responsibilities and be able to effectively manage their workload and demands across the Trust.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, be organised and highly driven to achieve. Candidates should have a proven ability of dealing with multiple tasks to meet time deadlines and working efficiently under pressure. You will work successfully as part of a team, building positive relationships with staff and key stakeholders both within Delt, the Trust and with external providers. You will also have experience in instructing and supervising maintenance and cleaning staff. As this is a hands-on maintenance role, string DIY skills across multiple trades are a must.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to make a real difference, significantly contributing to the quality education provision that we support our customers to deliver.

In return for your hard work and dedication, we will support you to learn and develop in the role, enabling you to achieve your career aspirations. This role is a unique opportunity to develop site skills, knowledge and additionally contribute to the strategic element of Estates Management.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

In return

In return we can offer you a great work-life balance. Working hours are 37 hours per week Mon – Fri. We can be flexible with the hours and will agree these with the successful candidate.

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays, plus ability to buy/sell holidays
  • Pension contribution, matching up to 10% of the salary
  • Training and Development
  • Subsidised events
  • Charity leave
  • Discounted shopping cards


Deadline for Applications: 31st March 2022, however applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please apply early.

To apply for this vacancy please submit a CV and Cover Letter via e-mail:

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