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Public Sector and Government
Ballymena, County Antrim
Up to £12.18 per hour
Startdate: ASAP
Ref: J11852_1719245368
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Job description

Our Client, A Large Public Sector Organisation based in Ballymena require a Caretaker to join their team.

Role: Caretaker

Rate of Pay: £12.18

Location: Ballymena

Hours: 10 hours

Duration: Temporary

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • Be the primary key holder for designated community centre(s) as and when required. This will include ensuring that the premises are opened and secured in a timely manner, as directed by the Community Services/Development Officer.
  • Responsible for the security of the Centre, in co-operation with the Community Services/Development Officer and to control access to all parts of the buildings and responding to all call-outs.
  • Be present on site and provide cover for bookings/activities in line with health and safety requirements as indicated by the Community Services/Development Officer.
  • Ensure that all areas of the Centre, including associated facilities, are kept in a secure clean and hygienic condition and complete weekly cleaning schedules including the removal of litter or graffiti from the outside of the building on a weekly basis.
  • Use all equipment and substances in a safe and proper manner according to instruction.
  • Ensure that all associated centre facilities and adjacent buildings are opened and closed as required, where appropriate.
  • Ensure adjacent playground facility litter bins are emptied and all litter is removed on a daily basis, where applicable.
  • Respond to routine enquires by telephone or personal callers and liaise with facility user groups.
  • Liaise closely on a range of Health and Safety regulations with the various groups and organisations using the premises.
  • Assist customers with the completion of booking forms and maintain the bookings diary.
  • Set up and recover Council equipment and furniture as required for bookings and take all reasonable steps to ensure that equipment and furniture is properly cared for and the risk of damage or theft is minimised.
  • Report immediately all incidents or accidents occasioning loss or injury to any user of the premises via Council's reporting mechanisms.
  • Report repairs or defects on the premises directly to the Community Services/Development Officer. Use appropriate emergency contact procedures during or outside office hours.
  • Facilitate Council events within the Community Centres as directed by Community Services/Development Officer.
  • Participate in all induction and mandatory training requested and provided by the Council.
  • Demonstrate a team approach to achieving the objectives of the Community Planning and Development Department through full flexibility in relation to tasks undertaken.
  • Provide a high level of internal and external customer service to include dealing with customer queries and complaints and maintaining records of all queries and complaints.
  • Contribute to the success of the Community Planning and Development Department. Ensure key performance indicators for the Department are achieved.
  • Comply with all Council's policies and procedures including those relating to Health, Safety and Well-being and contribute and comply with Council's Community Centre Operations Guidance Manual.
  • Carry out daily checks on all fire alarms, call points, emergency lights, fire fighting appliances to ensure the requirements of the Council under the Fire Certificate of the Fire Services (NI) Order 1984 are met and compiled with etc, maintain log book and report defects immediately to Council.
  • Maintain an annual up to date inventory of equipment and forward to the relevant line manager.

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must have a minimum of Entry Level Essential Skills qualifications in Adult Literacy and Adult Numeracy


be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have a minimum of six months' experience in:-

  • the operation of facilities to include cleaning and security duties.
  • dealing with members of the public and queries.
  • experience of undertaking administrative duties within a customer focused environment.

Alternatively, consideration may be given to candidates who do not possess the required qualifications but who can demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, a minimum of one years' experience in the following key areas:

  • the operation of facilities to include cleaning and security duties.
  • dealing with members of the public and queries.
  • working knowledge of undertaking administrative duties within a customer focused environment.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Jamie Leetch will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate.

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