Caretaker – The Civic, Holmfirth

Caretaker – The Civic, Holmfirth

Caretaker, The Civic Holmfirth

Location:         Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Reports to:     Centre Manager

The Role

This is an interesting and flexible role for the right person to help support the work of Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust. The Civic Holmfirth 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.

The role will ensure the building is operated on a day to day basis including opening and locking up, maintenance, security, set up and take down of events and routine cleaning.

This is a flexible part time role of 15 hours with standard hours throughout the week, and flexibility required throughout the weekend.  Based on a Zero Hour Contract, some weeks more hours will be required, as advised in advance by the Centre Manager.

Key Responsibilities

Security & Building Operations

  • Opening and closing the building to meet routine and none-routine requirements of the hirers.
  • 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.
  • Ensure reasonable access is possible in times of inclement weather.
  • Grounds maintenance activities, for example litter picking and weed-killing.
  • Set up and take downs, mainly for weekend events, including audience seating and re-stocking of the bar area.
  • To attend call out as required.

Cleaning Work

  • Organise and perform daily/weekly cleaning duties as per managers rota.
  • Perform occasional non routine cleaning tasks as and when required.
  • Organise any cleaning with Manager that could not be foreseen and planned on a routine basis by using cleaning contractors.
  • 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 safely.

Customer Care

  • Be 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.
  • Escort new and potential customers to view 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.
  • Carry out minor repairs as required.

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 the 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 role.   For an informal chat please email adding “as seen on”.


Criteria Essential Desirable How Assessed
Facilities Experience Experience of working in a facilities environment with responsibility for security of the building, setting up and taking down chairs, tables etc. dealing with ad hoc repairs to maintain the safety of the environment.


Experience of re-stocking a bar

Able to operate a boiler system to ensure an optimum temperature is maintained for all users.

Job description


Cleaning Experience Experience of working in a cleaning role within a customer service environment Understanding of waste management in a facilities environment. Job Description


Skills Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions.

Skills in minor repairs, painting etc to maintain the fabric of the building.

Able to maintain the grounds to ensure a safe, tidy environment.

  Job description


Personal Qualities Experience of working in a customer facing role.

Able to communicate clearly with a range of customers and colleagues to identify and meet their needs.

Ability to work flexibly and adaptably to meet the changing and diverse needs of the organisation.


Experience of working in a team. Job Description




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