Caretaker and Events job vacancy

Mon 15th Apr, 2019

We are looking for a passionate and hardworking person to join the team.

Key info

Job Title: Caretaker & Events

Team: The Old Fire Station

Responsible to: Reception Manager

Responsible for: N/A

Hours: 22 hours per week –  Rota system covering weekday mornings, three weekday evenings and occasional weekend working.

Starting Salary: £19,554 pro-rata per annum (Actual Salary £11,626.70 per annum)

Location: Leeds

Benefits: 29 days annual leave per annum plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata), employee health plan, cycle to work scheme and company pension scheme


About us

The Old Fire Station is a new community hub opened September 2017. Our aim is to run a thriving, welcoming centre in East Leeds where all are made to feel valued and safe whilst providing the opportunity to learn, develop and engage in positive activities. The refurbishment of the former Gipton Fire Station was funded by Leeds Community Foundation as a legacy to East Leeds via the generosity of the late Jimi Heselden. Gipsil are tenants at the centre and are contracted to employ The Old Fire Station team.


The main responsibilities of the post include: –

  1. Setting up meeting rooms according to the customer’s requirements, clearing rooms after an event is completed and turning them round for the next booking.
  2. Ensuring safety and security; carrying out routine building maintenance (regular testing of fire alarm, legionella testing etc.), locking up building, keeping the grounds and gardens in good repair, organizing annual PAT testing etc.
  3. Providing maintenance services; fixing taps, installing artwork, unblocking toilets etc
  4. Ensuring visitors have a positive experience; greeting customers on arrival, showing them to their rooms, explaining H&S procedures, making sure their requirements are met, being on hand to provide further support. Capture and record feedback.
  5. Some reception admin tasks, editing / cancelling and making bookings, processing card payments, providing telephone answering service.
  6. Supporting cleaning staff with additional regular cleaning of all public areas, including; ensuring public and tenants’ WC areas are kept clean, well-stocked with relevant supplies and that appropriate sanitary collections take place, cleaning internal and external windows.
  7. Ensuring compliance with key policies and procedures relating to premises management including: Health and Safety; Fire Safety.
  8. Working flexibly to provide cover for a building which is open 13 hours a day 7 days a week.
  9. Supporting The Old Fire Station team to deliver community wide events.


How to apply

If you would like an application pack, please visit, email or call our HR team on 0113 2000857.

Please note that GIPSIL will not accept CV’s. No agencies.

If you would like more information about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Jess Woodall (Reception Manager) on 0113 213 6813.

Deadline for applications is 1st May 2019 at 12 noon.

Shortlisting will take place on 2nd May 2019.

Interview date is provisionally set for 8th May 2019.

GIPSIL particularly welcomes applicants from BME communities.

GIPSIL is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. We believe that all children and adults, who are at risk of harm, have the right to be protected from abuse. GIPSIL aims to ensure that all staff and voluntary workers who seek work at GIPSIL and who have access to children and adults are safe to do so.

If you have not heard from us by 7th May 2019, unfortunately this means you have not been successful in reaching the interview stage this time. We thank you for your application

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