• Subject:
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract:
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £25,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 07 December, 2023 12:00 AM

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Swydd Gofalwr/Caretaker, Abercanaid Community Primary School

Swydd Gofalwr/Caretaker, Abercanaid Community Primary School

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

The Park, Abercanaid
Tel: 01685 351820
N.O.R. 185
Headteacher- Mrs Judith Edwards


Grade 2 SCP 6
£23,893 p.a
37 Hours per week

Required ASAP

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.

Do you have what it takes to be our next caretaker?

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?
• 6:30 am - 10:30 am
• 2.30 pm - 6:00pm (5.30pm on a Friday)
• 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?

Application forms can be completed online at

If you do not have access to the internet, application forms can be obtained by telephoning 01685 725199 and are to be returned no later than Thursday 7th December 2023 to HR Administration, Civic Centre, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AN.


Closing date: Thursday 7th December 2023

Shortlisting: Monday 11th December 2023

Interviews: Monday 18th December 2023

Ability to speak Welsh is desirable.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

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.

All employees are required to comply with their individual and organisational responsibilities under the Data Protection Act, the Information Security Policy and relevant supporting operational policies. Any matters of a confidential nature must not be disclosed or passed to any unauthorised persons or third party under any circumstance either during or after employment except in the proper course of your employment or as required by law, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council or both. Any breach of confidentiality may lead to disciplinary action.

We value diversity in our workforce and consider ourselves to be an Employer of Choice, committed to promoting and integrating equality of opportunity into all aspects of our work. We welcome applications from everyone and encourage applicants from all groups and backgrounds to apply and join us at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. We are strongly committed to eradicating discrimination in the workplace and ensure that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, disability, sex, race, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, gender identity and expression, and pregnancy and maternity.