Caretaker, The Civic Holmfirth

Caretaker, The Civic Holmfirth


Location:         Holmfirth, West Yorkshire


Requirements of the role:-


This is an interesting and flexible role for the right person to help support the work of Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust. Holmfirth Civic Hall 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 weekly basis including opening  and locking, maintenance and set up/take down for events/classes.


This is a flexible part time role of 5-10 hours in an average week.


Pay and remuneration:-


£10.60 per hour.


Person Specification:-


Relevant Experience:

  • 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.
  • Carry out security procedures for the building.i.e opening and locking doors, deactivating/activating alarms, identifying repairs, weekly fire alarms tests.
  • Set up for events, including chairs, tables and bar. And take down after events/hires.
  • 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



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.
  • To cover holiday with the cleaner.


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 role.   For an informal chat, please email, please add “As seen on Holmfirth.Info” when applying, thank you.

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