(part-time, minimum 12 hours pw, including some evenings and weekends)

Rate of pay: £9.30 per hour
Reports to: Finance & Operations Manager

Milton Keynes Arts Centre is seeking a hard-working, reliable, self-motivated person to act as caretaker. The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and security of the Arts Centre’s site at Great Linford.

Main Duties

  • Upkeep and general care of the Arts Centre’s buildings, including minor repairs to property, fixtures, fittings and equipment.
  • Maintain grounds, including mowing and occasional plant clearance to ensure paths and driveways are free of hazards and obstructions.
  • Ensure security of the site, including the locking of all windows, doors and gates and the setting of alarms.
  • Undertake regular fire and health & safety checks of the site and follow reporting procedures to ensure that any issues are dealt with appropriately and speedily.
  • Act as site supervisor for evening activities and events, including occasional weekends.
  • Draw the attention of the appropriate authorities, via the Finance & Operations Manager, to any repairs or maintenance work, which is beyond the competence and responsibility of the Caretaker.
  • Ensure that external rubbish is stored appropriately, manage waste collections as required, collect litter and remove debris from public areas.
  • Direct workmen and contractors to the sites of repair and maintenance work and inspect the work of contractors to ensure it is completed to a satisfactory standard.
  • General porterage duties including moving furniture and other objects across the site.
  • Maintain logs of weekly fire and health and safety checks.
  • Make safe any hazards; ensuring that hazard areas are cordoned off and any hazardous materials are appropriately stored.
  • Be responsible for monitoring and ordering cleaning supplies and equipment.
  • Read gas, electric and water meters, monitor and help to reduce consumption by switching appliances off when not in use.
  • Ensure that all portable electrical appliances are PAT tested annually and conduct PAT testing as required.
  • Be aware of the location of all stopcocks, gas and electricity meters.
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required.

Person Specification

  • Skills and/or experience in one or more of the following: plumbing, general and grounds maintenance, electrical/building maintenance, joinery
  • Literate and numerate
  • Considerable DIY experience
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations relevant to the post
  • Awareness of COSHH regulations
  • An understanding of and a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults
  • An understanding of and a commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • Ability to undertake some lifting and working at height
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends on occasions
  • Ability to respond calmly to emergencies
  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with persons at all levels and deal with contractors
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own tasks with minimum supervision and to work to agreed targets
  • Desire and willingness to learn new skills, and respond positively to advice and guidance
  • A readiness and flexibility to take on the challenges of the role and a willingness to ‘pitch in’

  • A clear understanding and commitment to the aims and success of MKAC

  • Recognised qualifications in plumbing, general and grounds maintenance, electrical/building maintenance or joinery; time served in building trade or apprenticeship
  • Experience of undertaking responsibility for the care and maintenance of premises
  • PAT testing trained
  • Fire warden trained
  • DBS checked
  • Own vehicle and full driving license

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How to apply
Please complete an Equal Opportunities︎ form and submit along with a CV and Covering letter outlining relevant experience and why you are interested in joining the Milton Keynes Arts Centre team to

Deadline for applications Friday 11 September 2020
Interviews will take place on Monday 21 September 2020

Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Milton Keynes
MK14 5DZ

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