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£7,280 Average salary at age 20
£22,360 Average Salary
40 Average hours per week


Caretakers supervise and undertake the care and maintenance of church, school, office and other buildings, their facilities, fixtures and contents.

Main Tasks

  • Locks and unlocks doors and entrances at appropriate times;
  • Supervises and/or undertakes the cleaning and maintenance of premises;
  • Controls heating, lighting and security systems;
  • Undertakes minor repairs and notifies owner of need for major repairs;
  • Checks fire and safety equipment for adequate functioning.


No academic qualifications are required. Previous relevant experience may be needed, and training is provided in some areas. Background checks will be required for those whose job brings them into contact with children or vulnerable adults.

UK Prospects

59900 Workforce Size
1.29% Predicted decline 2021 - 2027
23603 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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