School Caretaker

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Work type: Full time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Facility Management/Engineering

ISS is a leading global workplace experience and facility management company. In partnership with customers, ISS drives the engagement and well-being of people, minimises the impact on the environment, and protects and maintains property.

Across Australia and New Zealand, ISS provide services within a wide range of sectors including Resources, Aviation, Healthcare, Education and Business & Industry. We are seeking value-orientated people to join our local team of 17,000 service professionals, who can help us realise our Purpose of

”Connecting People and Places to Make the World Work Better”.

Within our Education Portfolio, we have an exciting new opportunity for two Caretakers to join our team on a Full Time Basis: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm or 8am to 4.30pm.  One will be based at Aldinga and the other at Angle Vale.

Flexibility is required to allow for planned events and on call after hours and weekends. 

Reporting to the Senior Caretaker for SA Schools PPP, the Caretaker will form an integral part of the school community and will support the Operator Representative and other key School Employees in the day to day delivery of the caretaker and other support services.

The role will suit an energetic and extremely motivated professional to drive our service and excellence culture by delivering the following services:

  • Day to day caretaking services (litter collection, minor grounds and gardens maintenance tasks, moving equipment including basic office moves and setup and storage of audio visual equipment, opening and closing the school as well as access control and security services, day to day maintenance and minor repair (non-technical/licenced) work such as painting small areas or graffiti removal, picture hanging, plumbing, electrical and lock smithing tasks not requiring trade qualifications.

 Experienced candidates will be considered if they have the following skills:

  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships
  • Strong oral and good written communication skills for effective liaison with internal and external stakeholders
  • Positive and approachable disposition with a can do methodology to provide advice on issues of concern
  • Ensuring repairs and services are resolved to the highest safety standards
  • Understanding of service delivery requirements
  • Ability to work with other contractors on site in the delivery of their service obligations, including delivery of Catering, OSHC and Long Day Care Services.

 Minimum Criteria:

  • Building trade or related qualification (preferred)
  • Current driver’s license.
  • DHS Working with Children Check.
  • National Police Check (within 3 months of issue)
  • Ability to communicate with clients, team members and managers
  • Good Problem Solving Skills
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and demands to ensure all tasks are completed.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Safe Work Practices
  • Extensive experience in handyman repairs, trades assistant, carpenter or similar trade background.
  • COVID 19 Vaccination Certificate outlining Full vaccination is required. As a service provider, ISS must comply with all public health directives and client requirements. Medical exemptions will apply

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of incident reporting and hazard management
  • Operational understanding and capability of the Building Management System and reporting functions.
  • Understanding of project management principles Experience in efficient use of cost effective materials.
  • Experience in the delivery of planned maintenance works
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Experience providing services in a school / education environment

 Our Benefits:

  • Salaried role
  • Access to staff discounts with companies including insurance and childcare
  • Traineeship opportunities for eligible employees
  • Career development via our internal Learning Management System
  • Internal opportunities within our global organisation


To apply for this role please click on the 'apply' link and complete the online application. You can review your application status and keep up to date with our current vacancies by visiting our ISS Careers Website:

 ISS is passionate about creating a culture that values inclusion and diversity, where all our people are treated fairly and respectfully. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, people from different cultural backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people.

 We are an ethical employer, recognised by the industry for paying fairly and ensuring a safe working environment for all our staff. Read more about ISS in Australia and New Zealand on our website.


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