Parish Caretaker – Edmonton Parish

A Parish Caretaker is required to maintain the parish presbytery and premises.  As the Caretaker you will be expected to be enthusiastic, proactive, conscientious, and self-motivated to ensure that there is a clean and safe environment for the staff, volunteers and parishioners.

Flexibility in regards to hours will be required, to meet the needs of our users.  You will undertake routine maintenance and will be expected to facilitate the work of visiting contractors.  Duties include cleaning, setting out tables and chairs as required, clearing rubbish for collection, keeping stock of cleaning materials and carrying out general repairs when necessary as well as Health and Safety checks.  Duties are not limited to these aspects of the job.

The role is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barred List check.

Hours of work:                20 hours per week (‘out of hours’ Friday, Saturday and Sunday with some

hours during the week)

Contract:                             Permanent Contract

Salary:                                £10.85 per hour

Closing date:                    Friday, 12 November 2021 at noon

Job reference No:            253-EDMON

Please click below for job description.

Parish Caretaker Job Description

To be considered for the role, please submit a job application to humanresources@rcdow.or.uk. CVs will NOT be considered, therefore, please do not send them. We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the above date.

Please note that you will need to be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position. You must provide proof of Right to Work in the UK.

Who is the Diocese of Westminster?

The Diocese of Westminster is a faith-based charity with offices close to Victoria Train and Underground Station and just a short walk from St James Park and Westminster Underground stations.

We are home to the Archbishop of Westminster (Cardinal Vincent Nichols) and our beautiful Westminster Cathedral. We are one of the leading Catholic dioceses in the country, delivering our charitable mission through our network of 208 schools, 212 parishes and several hundred social justice initiatives. We seek to positively impact the lives of all members of our community.

We believe that to succeed we must be person-centred and place human dignity at our centre. We strive to take a holistic approach to the development of our people so that we may better serve the functions of our Church and the mission of our charity.

Our core values are Competence, Reliability, Honesty, Perseverance and Love

Equal Opportunities & Living Wage Statement:

The Diocese of Westminster is an Equal Opportunities and accredited Living Wage employer. To be successful, we aspire to be person centred at all times and place human dignity at our centre. We aim at all times to recruit the person who is best suited to the job, and we welcome applications from all communities and underrepresented groups, regardless of race, sexual orientation, disability, faith, age and gender. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria. We strive to take a holistic approach to the development of our people so that we may better serve and empower the mission of our Church as ministered by the parishes, deaneries, schools and communities that we support. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrating and promoting diversity.

We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our organisation, share a sense of belonging and demonstrate our values. With this in mind, we positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion at the Diocese of Westminster and place it at the heart of our aim which is to reflect and connect with the diverse communities that we serve.

Actions we take to provide equality of opportunity for all candidates include:

  • We anonymise application forms during our shortlisting process to ensure that candidates are assessed without any consideration of their name, gender or background.
  • As part of this anonymisation, we don’t take into consideration where candidates studied, or the method of that study e.g. full-time, part-time or distance learning.
  • We apply a consistent approach to our question setting across our applications and interviews to ensure that everyone is assessed against the identified values, competencies and job requirements. Our values are important to us and as such we use a scoring framework that marks candidates based on values, behaviours and competencies.
  • We provide guidance and brief all our interviewers throughout the selection processes in recruitment best-practice to mitigate against any potential for conscious or unconscious bias or discrimination. Whenever possible we will have multiple interviewers when assessing each candidate to ensure marking is accurate and fair.
  • We ensure all our assessment venues are accessible. We offer alternative formats of our application forms to encourage applicants with disabilities or who require reasonable adjustments to perform at their best.
  • We will work together with candidates with a disability or health condition to implement reasonable adjustments to enable them to feel comfortable and strive during the assessment process.