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Premises Caretaker and Site Manger Interview Pack

Premises Caretaker and Site Manger Interview Pack

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Looking to recruit a new school caretaker, premises officer or school site manager? If you’re wondering what tasks can help you identify the skills of potential employees and what questions to ask at interview to recruit the right site agent, premises manager or groundskeeper for your school, this school Premises Caretaker and Site Manager Interview Pack can support you throughout the interview process.. 
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What's included in this bundle?

A pack with accompanying templates to help your school setting plan and prepare the interview day, including interview questions and tasks, when recruiting a school caretaker or site manager. This pack contains guidance that allows you to consider the setup of the interview day itself, but if you're new to recruitment or want to ensure the entire recruitment process is smooth, you may find it help to purchase the Recruitment, Interview and Employment Compliance Guidance Pack alongside this interview pack.


When you make your purchase, you'll receive a ZIP file containing the whole pack, including:


 - Concise 8-page Guidance PDF in full colour containing all the guidance, research and information you need.


 - 4 fully editable and easy-to-use templates that can be adapted for your setting. These include:

  1. Premises Caretaker and Site Manager Job Role Description
  2. Premises Caretaker and Site Manager Person Specification
  3. Premises Caretaker and Site Manager Interview Questions
  4. Interview Task - Site Walk

Included in this Premises Caretaker and Site Manager interview pack is an editable interview task plus a wide variety of example interview questions so you can find a brilliant site agent or premises manager for your school. The job description and person specification for will also support you in advertising for a new caretaker or school maintenance worker so you attract the right candidates. Use these, alongside the interview tasks and premises manager and site agent interview questions to create a recruitment package that's tailored to exactly what your school is looking for in a new caretaker.


While the pack is tailored towards appointing a new school caretaker, it can be used to support the recruitment process for any similar role, including school site agent, site manager, premises manager, maintenance person, groundskeeper or school site officer.


Who will find this resource useful?

Headteachers, trust leaders, school business managers, members of the governing body and trustees who lead recruitment processes will find this time-saving pack useful. This pack is also helpful for those aspiring to a new school caretaking post, or those who currently work in building maintenance but want to work in an educational setting; this pack can help in develop understanding of the school interview process. 

What questions does this pack have the answers to?

Planning and leading an effective recruitment process ensures you've put your school in the best position possible to recruit a new premises caretaker or site manager who's going to support the maintance, cleanliness, site management and health and safety of the school. Using carefully selected interview questions and tasks will help to ensure this is a positive experience for both those on the panel and those applying for the role, meaning your new caretaker or school site manager has the best possible start in your setting.


Key questions answered:

  • How could an interview day for a school caretaker be structured?
  • What interview tasks could be used when recruiting a new school site manager?
  • What interview questions could a new school premises manager be asked during the interview process?
  • Where can I access more support on the recruitment and post-recruitment process?

What else can help me?

If you're new to the recruitment process or are looking to build your understanding of how to tackle recruitment through each stage of the process, including advertising, shortlisting, interviewing, pre-employment and employment compliance, then you'll find the following pack useful.


>>> Recruitment, Interview and Employment Compliance Guidance Pack


If you're looking to recruit for multiple school roles, you may find the following packs supportive to help you plan interview days for those roles too:


>>> Headteacher Interview Pack

>>> Assistant and Deputy Headteacher Interview Pack

>>> School Business Manager Interview Pack

>>> Head of Year, Phase and Key Stage Interview Pack

>>> Head of Department Interview Pack

>>> SENDCo Interview Pack

>>> DSL and Safeguarding Role Interview Pack

>>> Class Teacher with Subject Leadership Interview Pack

>>> ECT and Class Teacher Interview Pack

>>> Teaching Assistant Interview Pack

>>> Midday and Wrap-Around Care Role Interview Pack

>>> EYFS Practitioner Interview Pack

>>> Attendance Co-ordinator Interview Pack

>>> Pastoral and Mental Health Role Interview Pack

>>> Outdoor Learning Role Interview Pack

>>> School Administrator Interview Pack


To support your new staff member with induction into your setting, why not have a look at the following help guidance pack:


>>> Staff Induction Pack


To provide meaningful professional development from the beginning of your new staff member's employment, skills audits are a valuable way to amplify the induction process, identify CPD opportunities and support the appraisal process.


>>> Skills Audits