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Caretaker - Job Description

Caretaker - Application Form



Tawa Intermediate is a community-centered school that has the welfare of staff, our children and their whānau at its heart. We are looking for a new caretaker/groundsperson  to ensure we offer a safe and welcoming physical environment for our community.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • general maintenance of school property

  • liaising with tradespeople and cleaners

  • supporting our rubbish and recycling systems 

  • some gardening and lawn cutting

This role would suit someone who works well independently, is flexible and takes pride in their work.   You should be a hands-on problem solver, experienced in DIY (ideally with a trade background), and have a basic understanding of plumbing and electrical systems. A current driver's licence is also necessary.  The job requires a level of physical fitness in order to complete some tasks eg: heavy lifting.  

We offer a positive and friendly work environment with a supportive and inclusive workplace culture. This is a 35 hours a week, 52 weeks a year role however the job can be shaped to respond to individual circumstances. Terms & conditions are in accordance with the School Caretakers, Cleaners’ and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement but salary can be negotiated to reflect the applicant's expertise & experience. 

For further details please contact the Executive Officer Carol Walter 232-5201 or email  An application form and job description are available below.

Applications close Friday 18th November 2022.

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