Caretaker, Holmfirth Civic Hall

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Requirements of the role:-

This is an interesting and flexible role for the right person to help support the work of Holmfirth Civic Hall. Holmfirth Civic Hall is a Grade II listed building in the heart of Holmfirth, owned by Holme Valley Parish Council and run and managed on a daily basis by Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust. 

Reporting to the Centre Manager, your role will ensure the building is operated on a day to day basis including opening  and locking up, maintenance, security and cleaning. 

This is a flexible part time role of 15 hours with standard hours throughout the week, and flexibility required throughout the weekend. 

Pay and remuneration:-

£7, 500. 80 pro-rata at 15 hours per week and  includes paid holidays accrued via hours worked.

Person Specification:-

Relevant Experience:

  • Working in a customer-facing role;
  • Facilities support and/or management;
  • Flexibility and adaptability;

Personal Skills:

  • Good communications skills;
  • Time and priority management without detailed supervision;
  • Personal warmth and empathy, with a strong customer focus and the ability to build relationships;

 Key Areas

Security & Building Operations

  • Opening and closing the Hall to meet routine and none-routine requirements of the hall hirers.  Including Set up and take downs. 
  • Carry out security procedures for the building.i.e opening and locking doors, deactivating/activating alarms, identifying repairs, weekly fire alarms tests. 
  • Operating the boiler systems, so adequate temperatures are maintained for all users. 
  • Carry out activities to ensure that reasonable access is possible in times of inclement weather
  • To attend call out as required
  • Grounds maintenance activities, for example litter picking and weed-killing

Cleaning Work

  • Orgainise and perform daily cleaning duties as per managers rota. 
  • Perform occasional non routine cleaning tasks as and when required
  • Organise any cleaning with Manager that could not be foreseen and planned on a routine basis by using cleaning contractors. 
  • Ensure ground drain gullies, toilets and sink outlets remain free flowing and clean
  • In the event of snow, frost or minor flooding ensure access to at least one entrance is provided. 

Customer Care

  • Being a positive member of the staff, maintaiing good relationships with hall users and other members of the community. 
  • Ensure all visitors to the hall are dealt with in a prompt, courteous and efficient manner
  • Interacting with hall users to understand their requirements and helping to ensure they are met in the best possible way. 
  • New and potential customers are given access and escorted round for viewig the hall
  • Responsible for the security of the site including ensuring that unexpected people on site are challenged to ensure there are no risks to hirers. 

Defect Repair

  • Carry out ‘’first aid’’ emergency repairs to ensure building security as the need arises
  • Identify and collate defects and repairs that require attention, action after discussion with manager.

Waste/Pest Control

  • Dispose of rubbish and esure unimpended access for refuse collectors to enable bins and containers to be emptied without hazard.
  • Report all evidence of vermin/pests immediately to Manager
  • Ensure all bins are emptied as and when required
  • Ensure the Hall entrance is litter free

Proposed Hours:

Monday 07.00-10.00 Or day off if duties completd over the weekend
Tuesday 21.30-22.30
Wednesday 19.15-22.45
Thursday 17.45-20.15
Friday 07.00-10.00 Or Day off if required over weekend
Saturday Ad-Hoc 1-3 Hours
Sunday Ad- Hoc 1-3 Hours

Please apply in writing to Liz Annett, Centre Manager of Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust, supplying your CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role. For an informal chat please email

Please, add “as seen on Holmfirth Events” within your application. 


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