Caretaker – The Civic, Holmfirth

This is an interesting and flexible role for the right person to help support the work at The Civic Holmfirth. The Civic is a Grade II listed building in the heart of Holmfirth, owned by Holme Valley Parish Council and run and managed on a daily basis by Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust.

Reporting to the Centre Manager, your role will ensure the building is operated on a day to day basis including opening  and locking up, maintenance, security and cleaning.

This is a flexible part time role of 5-10 hours per week, with flexibility required throughout.

Pay and remuneration:

£10.60 per hour and  includes paid holidays accrued via hours worked.

Person Specification:

Relevant Experience:

  • Working in a similar role
  • Facilities support and/or management;
  • Flexibility and adaptability;

Personal Skills:

  • Good communications skills;
  • Time and priority management without detailed supervision;
  • Personal warmth and empathy, with a strong customer focus and the ability to build relationships;

Key Areas

Security & Building Operations

  • Opening and closing the Hall to meet routine and none-routine requirements of the hall hirers.
  • Set up and take downs on the majority of weekends from February to June. And September to December. This includes audience seating, Bar set up and staging.
  • Carry out security procedures for the building. i.e. opening and locking doors, deactivating/activating alarms, identifying repairs, weekly fire alarms tests.
  • Operating the boiler systems, so adequate temperatures are maintained for all users.
  • Carry out activities to ensure that reasonable access is possible in times of inclement weather
  • To attend call out as required
  • Grounds maintenance activities, for example litter picking and weed-killing

Maintenance Work

  • Perform occasional non routine cleaning tasks as and when required
  • Ensure ground drain gullies, toilets and sink outlets remain free flowing and clean
  • In the event of snow, frost or minor flooding ensure access to at least one entrance is provided.

Customer Care

  • Being a positive member of the staff, maintaining good relationships with hall users and other members of the community.
  • Ensure all visitors to the hall are dealt with in a prompt, courteous and efficient manner
  • Interacting with hall users to understand their requirements and helping to ensure they are met in the best possible way.
  • New and potential customers are given access and escorted round for viewing the hall
  • Responsible for the security of the site including ensuring that unexpected people on site are challenged to ensure there are no risks to hirers.

Defect Repair

  • Carry out ‘’first aid’’ emergency repairs to ensure building security as the need arises
  • Identify and collate defects and repairs that require attention, action after discussion with manager.

Waste/Pest Control

  • Dispose of rubbish and ensure unimpeded access for refuse collectors to enable bins and containers to be emptied without hazard.
  • Report all evidence of vermin/pests immediately to Manager
  • Ensure all bins are emptied as and when required
  • Ensure the Hall entrance is litter free

Please apply in writing to Liz Annett, Centre Manager of Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust, supplying your CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the position by Friday 20th May.

Please, add “as seen on Holmfirth Info” within your application.

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