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Assistant Caretaker (Security)

Woking College
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Job Description

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team as we recruit for an Assistant Caretaker (Security) to provide a positive and

friendly security service throughout the College.

The successful candidate will be joining a pro-active, hands-on team who work together to ensure the smooth running of the

College site. The team currently consists of a Head Caretaker who line manages the site team, of 3 others, on a day-to-day

basis. This will be an additional role to support the growth of student numbers at the College.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate for this key role in the College who should have excellent communication skills

and the ability to build a rapport with both students and staff. We expect high performance from all our staff and are looking

for an impressive individual who is flexible, has a can-do attitude and can add to the hands-on skillset of the current team.

Candidates should demonstrate their ability and suitability to both the role and the culture of the College.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full-time (52 weeks per year), plus half an hour unpaid lunch break.
Working day will be 8am to 5pm (with a one hour lunch break and 2 x 15 min breaks).

Salary: £26,498 per annum, inclusive of fringe allowance.

Holidays: 22 days’ holiday, plus 2 additional statutory days per year.

Job Description

Post Title: Assistant Caretaker (Security)
Responsible To: Head Caretaker

Job Purpose: The primary purpose is to provide a positive and friendly security service throughout the
College so as to minimise risks to the health and safety of those using the College site.

The secondary purpose is to assist with caretaking duties.

Job Responsibilities

1. Security

  • To be a security presence in the College throughout the day by conducting routine patrols in order to maintain

safety, prevent trespass and the parking of unauthorised vehicles within the College.

The priority task must be the safety of all personnel and students on site.

  • To monitor car-parks and gates during busy periods and monitor the use of car park permits whilst using discretion

in applying warning stickers to vehicles not registered with the College.

  • To conduct ongoing monitoring of student activities within the College campus in particular with regard to

maintaining the quality of the College environment by:

o Carrying out daily ID Lanyard checks, at the start and during the College day
o Maintaining positive student behaviour
o Restricting smoking/vaping to the designated area

  • To assist with capture of recorded data and CCTV images of security and car park incidents.
  • To assist with operating fire and burglar alarm systems, hold key holder responsibilities which will include any

callouts requiring attendance during the caretaker’s holiday or sick absences.

  • Assist with security and car parking duties for events such as Open Evenings and Parents Evenings and other college



2. Maintenance

  • To assist with maintenance tasks as directed by the Head Caretaker, for example:

o Decoration

o Joinery

o Carpet tiling – laying or refurbishing

o Plumbing – un-blocking sinks, toilets, waste pipes, adjustment of taps.

o General DIY tasks and repairs

  • To assist with keeping the College safe, clean and tidy e.g. fire alarm testing, emergency cleaning, litter clearance,

and snow clearance.

  • To assist with ‘Goods Inwards’ ensuring safe access and unloading, checking and signing for goods delivered and

maintaining security until in possession of appropriate person.

  • To assist with the movement of furniture and equipment around the College as required for pre-planned events,

including exams set up. Lifting is often required.

3. Other Duties:

  • To undertake any other reasonable duties delegated by the Head Caretaker.
  • To take part in the first aider duty rota (training will be given if not already qualified to be a first aider at work)

responding to first aid requests when on rota).

  • Use personnel protective equipment as required and any other safety equipment issued, whilst on duty
  • To carry out all tasks in such a way that they, as far as possible, do not hinder, and if possible, aid teaching and

learning within the College.

  • To act at all times in accordance with the College's Equality & Diversity policies.
  • To act at all times in accordance with the College's Safeguarding policy. Ensuring the safeguarding of students at

the College, recognising one’s own role in liaison with the designated safeguarding team.

  • To contribute to the safety policies of the College as directed by the Principal and to ensure that Health & Safety

Regulations are observed within the Curriculum Areas and within the College in general.

  • To take part in the training programmes provided by the College and agree to the process of professional reviews.
  • To undertake any other particular duties, which may be reasonably assigned to you by the Principal, from time to



Person Specification

Category Requirement Essential Desirable

Experience Working as Security in a school, College or similar
environment 

Aware of Health and Safety issues in relation to security
matters 

CCTV, Access control and Intruder Alarm systems 

Operating Fire safety procedures

Building maintenance work

Education, Training &
Work Qualifications

Basic general education in English and Numeracy 

First Aid qualification

Hold a full valid driving licence

Security Industry Authority (SIA) Door Supervisor

Skills A good affinity with young people in the 16-19 age range
and an appreciation of the challenges and behaviour that
may be associated with them 

Be able to work unsupervised when maintaining the
delivery of the day security service for the college 

Keyboard skills for accessing data and information

Basic DIY abilities 


Project a professional image 

Enjoy working as part of a team, be adaptable and
supportive of colleagues 

Reliable and punctual 

Committed to achieving high standards of work 

Physical ability to carry out manual handling tasks 

Live within a reasonable distance of the College so able to
respond to out of hours emergencies 


Why work with us?

Woking College has a strong sense of community in which everyone is valued; we look forward to welcoming new members

of staff to join our team.

We have an inclusive ethos,and are proud of our diverse students and staff community. The College is committed to

safeguarding, alongside our core values of inclusiveness, adhering to the highest personal, professional and academic

standards, supporting individual wellbeing, supportive management and positive relationship and a sustainable future for all.

We expect all staff, volunteers and others involved in the College community to share this commitment.

Following our grading as Outstanding at our recent Ofsted inspection in October 2022, Ofsted stated that:

Staff feel proud to work at the College. They are exceptionally positive about the culture leaders have created. They

describe leaders as visible, approachable and highly focussed on staff wellbeing. Leaders celebrate achievement

frequently in staff forums which helps staff to feel recognised, highly valued and a member of the Woking College


Staff survey results state that:

✓ 95% of staff are proud to work at Woking College.
✓ 99% agreed that leaders are considerate of staff wellbeing.

  • A positive approach to staff development; including regular cross-College sharing best practice sessions
  • Regular whole-College communication including weekly staff briefings
  • Regular departmental meetings to ensure support and share departmental best practice
  • Excellent student behaviour and productive working relationships with the Student Union
  • Excellent links with local schools, businesses and universities
  • Welcoming, friendly and approachable community, a harmonious working atmosphere

S7 Consortium:

  • Opportunities for staff training within the S7 consortium of Colleges & liaison with peers within the consortium: S7

Professional Development Video

Benefits include:

  • Pension: eligible employees will be automatically enrolled in the Teacher’s Pension Scheme, or the Local

Government Pension Scheme (support staff), unless you decide to opt-out

  • Free on-site parking, including EV charging points
  • Staff room with free hot drinks available to all staff, Friday cakes
  • Onsite canteen with a range of healthy options to purchase, and a Costa coffee shop
  • Regular staff social events: bowling, staff quiz, summer BBQ, weekend walks/cycling, Christmas lunch, Christmas


  • College gym available for staff use, yoga classes, staff football (new 3G pitch), run club
  • Staff clubs/support groups: book club; menopause group; group for parents/carers of children with mental health

concerns; carers for elderly parents

  • Access to prayer/multi faith room
  • Free eye test vouchers
  • Flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee support: staff have access to a confidential employee support helpline
  • Location: Excellent train links from London Waterloo and the South Coast, walking distance of Woking station.

Close to A3, M25 & M3 junctions


Application & Selection
Application forms are available to download from our website: Please note that

CVs will not be accepted on their own.

Please ensure education and employment history is completed fully, gaps in employment must be accounted for under the

section entitled “Periods when not working”. We would like to see your passion for the role and the College in your supporting

statement, please use this opportunity to include personal skills, experience relevant to the post, and reasons why you feel

you would be successful if this post.

Completed applications, or any queries regarding the role or your application, should be sent via email to Kirsty Crook
(Personnel Officer):

Closing date: 9am, Monday 1 July 2024

Interviews: to be held on Monday 8 July 2024

Shortlisted candidates will be notified, invited for interview and references will be taken up immediately. Please note that it

is not possible to inform candidates who have not been short-listed due to time constraints.

The interview process will comprise of the following, but may be subject to change:

  • Guided tour of the College
  • Interview with the Principal and senior staff
  • Secondary interview with senior staff
  • Informal meet with department members
  • Role-related task

The College encourages all candidates to be familiar with the following documents:

  • Section 1 of the DfE paper on “Keeping Children Safe in Education” September 2023
  • Woking College's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
  • In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the College asks candidates to consider the Privacy

Notice for Job Applicants

The documents listed above area available from the College’s Staff Vacancies page, please use this link to access them

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