Chandler's Ford Parish Council

Job Opportunities

Pavilions/Tennis Courts Caretaker
(Out of Hours)

Chandler’s Ford Parish Council is looking to recruit a Caretaker to preferably start ASAP.

This role reflects the way the Parish Council is moving forwards to deliver the best services for its residents. The role requires an individual who has a wide range of skills, a certain level of physical fitness, and is a self-starter. It is mainly a role we would expect to be undertaken between Friday evenings and Sunday evenings.

The Caretaker role would be suitable for someone who has experience of both buildings maintenance, has a good awareness of health and safety in the workplace, is good at dealing with the public and who is hands-on, with a positive outlook. The role is mainly based at the Fryern Pavilion.

Salary                              SCP 15-17 - £17,072 – 17,772 pro-rata (£4,552 - £4,793, pay award pending)

Hours                              10 hours per week. 

Out of hours and mainly weekend cover.

Holidays                          Four weeks equivalent (40hrs) paid leave per annum at the normal monthly rate of pay plus statutory holidays.

The Job Description/Person Specifications and Application Forms are available from the Parish Office (023 8026 6612) or by emailing


The Application Form is available here



Place of Work    Fryern and Hiltingbury Pavilions and Recreation Grounds

Reports to           Facilities Manager/Parish Clerk

Job Purpose       To ensure the caretaking needs of the pavilions and minor tasks of a remedial nature can be fulfilled, including minor repairs and supplementary maintenance/cleaning.

Hours                    10 hours per week

Salary Scale        SCP 15-17 (£17,072 - £17,772) pro-rata (£4,552 - £4,793) pay award pending

Key Tasks/Duties

  1. To liaise with the Facilities Manager on a weekly basis to ensure adequate caretaking provision for the pavilions’ bookings.
  2. Security of the premises, the designated areas will include toilets and showers – Ensure all windows and doors are locked and shutters closed.
  3. Key holder responsibilities for the pavilions and tennis courts (e.g. locking and unlocking entrance doors; attending the pavilions/tennis courts when police request key holder is present).  This does not imply sole key holder responsibility for the ‘working week’.
  4. Organising emergency repairs to secure building when necessary.
  5. Liaising with hirers of the pavilions when necessary.
  6. Checking pavilion premises on a minimum of Saturday and Sunday evenings, and Sunday mornings. To inspect premises pre and post bookings at weekends.
  7. Energy conservation measures (e.g. close windows, switch off unnecessary electrical appliances, lights, heaters and/or check and adjust heating controls).
  8. Supplementary cleaning of premises – Undertake any clear-up cleaning of areas necessary following post bookings checks.
  9. Periodic cleaning of outside hard areas (e.g. steps, patios, pathways etc).
  10. Moving hall equipment (e.g. tables, chairs and ancillary equipment).
  11. Carry out any minor repairs needed following post booking inspections and report repairs carried out to the Facilities Manager.
  12. Identifying and report building defects to the Facilities Manager.
  13. To assist the Facilities Manager/Parish Clerk with any other duties that may be necessary.
  14. Taking necessary action as directed by the Facilities Manager in the event of bad weather or emergency, (such as responsibility for clearing snow or ice from paths in accordance with Health and Safety practices, dealing with floods, fires, break-in or other damage caused to the pavilions etc).


Health and Safety Policy. The role is primarily that of a lone worker and all duties must be carried out to conform to both the Council's Lone Worker and Health & Safety Policies.


Person Specification Caretaker:

Work Experience & Attainments – Previous work experience relevant to the job.

  • Ability to demonstrate a hard-working attitude and cost-effective approach to work (essential). 
  • Ability to undertake minor repairs/paint/clean or shampoo carpets etc.
  • Previous experience in a similar role (desirable).     
  • The strength to erect and maintain football posts and nets.


Skills & Competencies (essential)

  • Reasonable standard of literacy.     
  • Ability to demonstrate good customer care skills.    
  • Ability to communicate work information clearly and accurately both in written and verbal form.           
  • Ability to organise own workload effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to cooperate with immediate team members.