CURRENT VACANCIES

WE’RE HIRING A NEW CARETAKER

Our Caretaker is an integral part of our operational team and helps ensure the council’s buildings are well maintained and presented.

Primarily working at three of our key assets – the Council Offices, Cemetery Chapel and Market Hall you will also undertake some duties at our commercial buildings 60 King Street, Lily Lodge and Justice View.

First and foremost, you will ensure our buildings are kept clean, tidy and in a good state of repair. This will include regular cleaning of the Market Hall to ensure it is clean for opening and at the Council Offices to ensure our office team have a clean work environment.

You will undertake basic handyperson duties such as changing bulbs, unblocking sinks, decoration and routine repairs. Depending on your skillset you may also undertake more advanced work such as retiling or pointing.

Ensuring our employees and visitors are safe is vitally important to us and you will play a key role in undertaking regular safety checks at our buildings such as testing fire alarms.

Our Caretaker will prepare rooms for hire at the Cemetery Chapel and Council Offices; this will involve moving furniture and packing them down afterwards.

We will provide all the necessary training and support you to excel in the role.

Dave Wright, Caretaker

A NOTE FROM DAVE, OUR OUTGOING CARETAKER

I have greatly enjoyed using my skills (some of which I didn’t know I had) as Caretaker.

The job is very varied in roles and tasks and I have always felt well supported and appreciated by my line manager, Bob, and also from Adam. It is a close knit team where the default position is to support each other in order to complete tasks.

I appreciate that I am able to plan my own working week (within reason) with managers giving me the space to make a positive contribution to Council services without the need to constantly supervise.

I am leaving because my family are relocating out of the area and I will miss Knutsford and the great job  I had for 6 months.

Dave Wright
Caretaker

HOURS

This is a part time role for averaging 24.5 hours per week. It will be an annualised hours contract (1,274 hours per year) and you will be paid an equal salary each month.

We will agree the detailed core working hours with the successful candidate which will include cleaning the Market Hall (outside its opening hours, either in the morning before opening or the prior evening) and regular cleaning of the Council Offices and Cemetery Chapel.

There will be flexible hours for undertaking additional caretaker duties across the three sites such as preparing the chapel for funerals or the council offices for meetings.

SALARY & PENSION

You will start on local government SCP 3 and progress through the range 3 to 5 which equates to a range of  £12,291 to £12,787.

These values are set nationally and usually adjusted for inflation annually.

You will be enrolled in the Cheshire Local Government Pension Fund, a career average defined benefits scheme.

HOLIDAYS

You will receive 28 days annual leave, inclusive of all bank and public holidays (pro-rata)

HOW TO APPLY

Please read our application pack, this contains the job description and person specification as well as more information about the town council and the role.

To apply, please send your completed application form to:

townclerk@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

Application Deadline: 3rd September 2021 at 12 noon