Caretaking support service

Caretaking services

Our advisory service gives practical support and advice to schools to help achieve an efficient and safe organisation of site management, caretaking and cleaning.

Very useful service for headteachers and governors. They create excellent reports/action plans for site managers.

Service features

  • The full support of a named officer for individual and site-specific advice on available services
  • Programmed visits and other visits as required for a specific issue or purpose
  • Evaluation of the site management, caretaking and cleaning roles, including responsibilities for health and safety, site security and cleaning standards
  • Full support in the appointment process for site managers/caretakers, including job descriptions, interviewing and selection, and a comprehensive induction programme
  • An extensive and increasing range of training courses
  • Advice on the organisation of caretaking and cleaning, including staffing levels, assessment of workload and shift patterns
  • Full support in the tendering process for contract cleaning, including preparation of site specific plans and specifications, pre-tender site visits and evaluation of bids
  • Advice on the selection and purchase of equipment and environmentally friendly products
  • Assistance in emergency situations, such as minor floods and fire

Benefits to schools

  • Direct access to a dedicated support officer
  • Prompt service with fixed annual cost. No need to seek quotations for each event
  • Confidence of delivery through trained and experienced officers
  • Many free and low-cost training courses
  • A not-for-profit organisation with competitive rates driven to provide best value outcomes for the public sector
  • In-depth knowledge of the education sector
  • Support in employment of caretaking staff from selection to retirement


Malcolm Webb
Caretaking Support Manager