• Location: Merthyr Tydfil,
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Language: Welsh

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Gofalwr / Caretaker, Coed Y Dderwen Primary School

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Head teacher: Mrs. S. Townsin

Required ASAP
Caretaker Post
Full-Time 37 Hours Per Week

Grade 2 SCP 6 £23,893 p.a

Closing date: Wednesday 29th November 2023

Following the promotion of our well-loved and excellent caretaker, we are looking for a replacement. Being a caretaker is a very important role. You are often the first-person visitors and contractors meet. You often meet and greet our families on arrival.

We are looking for someone who is...
? Respectful, polite and welcoming to all
? Reliable, honest and committed to school
? Good sense of humour
? Clear communication
? Flexibility (from time to time there may be a need to open school late or on weekends. This would be agreed in advance).
? Experience with Health & Safety related matters is desirable.
What will be your duties?
? Routine maintenance of the school building indoors (this can include minor repairs)
? Routine maintenance of school grounds outdoors (this can include minor repairs)
? Recycling
? Reporting of repairs / major works
? Assistance with Health & Safety (Please see job description for list).
? Daily cleaning of agreed areas

What will be your hours?
? 6.45am - 10 am, 1.30 - 5.45pm Monday-Thursday
? 6.45am - 10 am, 1.45 - 5.30pm on a Friday
? Hours may vary during winter periods.
? Holidays cannot be taken during school term time.

Please see job description for further details

Interested in becoming the next caretaker in our excellent school? Please complete the application form and email to

Visits to the school are welcome by appointment. Please contact the school office on 01685 351805.

Closing date: Wednesday 29th November 2023
Shortlisting: Thursday 30th November 2023
Interviews: Monday 4th December 2023

For further information please contact Sarah Townsin on 01685 351805 or email

If you do not have access to the internet, application forms can be obtained by telephoning 01685 725000 and are to be returned no later than Wednesday 29th November 2023.


Ability to speak Welsh is desirable.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council encourages applications from Welsh speakers. Application forms may be submitted in Welsh and any applications completed in Welsh will not be treated any less favourably than those submitted in English.

If you are successfully shortlisted for interview please contact to let us know if you would like your interview to be conducted through the medium of Welsh.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is committed to protecting and safeguarding the most vulnerable people in our community. Rigorous pre-employment checks are undertaken for all appointments as part of our recruitment and selection process.