caretaker/concierge

UWC makes education a force to
unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future

 

UWC Maastricht 

We offer a challenging and engaging education for students from all age groups, equipping them with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to live a meaningful and flourishing life. The UWC Maastricht educational experience is about knowing and acting. We nurture an understanding of the world and its major challenges, and help students discover how they can serve others and make a positive contribution to society and the planet. We currently serve over 900 students from more than 100 countries, 200 of whom live in our residential community on campus.

 

The value of a UWC education

A UWC education is life-changing. We empower change makers and future leaders through the delivery of a unique programme in a deliberately diverse community. The educational ethos of UWC combines rigorous academic standards with experiential and inquiry-based learning in areas such as sustainability, intercultural dialogue, social justice, conflict resolution and social entrepreneurship. UWC students come together from very diverse backgrounds, including the most marginalised. Access to a UWC education is given independent of socio-economic background, supported through a rigorous admission process and a comprehensive scholarship programme: around 65% of UWC students attending the final two years of secondary school are awarded a full or partial scholarship. UWC’s 60,000 alumni are prized by top universities worldwide and, in their professional lives, they occupy positions of influence in industry, finance, civil society, government, healthcare, academia and the media.

 

Safeguarding

UWC Maastricht is committed to upholding the highest standards in student safeguarding. Throughout the application process we will be assessing your suitability to work with children and young adults. Prior to an offer of employment being made, UWC Maastricht will check directly with current and past employers about safeguarding.

 

A deliberately diverse community

UWC Maastricht is committed to creating a deliberate diverse and inclusive school community, uniting students and staff from the rich diversity of human existence. We not only wish to bring together people from different national and cultural backgrounds, but also recognize differences around ethnicity, religion and belief, language, colour, socio-economic opportunity, physical and mental ability, political ideology, gender and gender expression, and sexuality. Actively pursuing such a community and creating equal opportunities for all of our stakeholders will allow us to celebrate our diversity and, in the process, discover our commonality as members of the human race.

UWC Maastricht recruits qualified and experienced staff from around the world who are committed to our school’s mission to make education a force for peace and a sustainable future. 

UWC Maastricht recruits qualified and experienced staff from around the world who are committed to our school’s mission to make education a force for peace and a sustainable future. 

Join us!

 

UWC Maastricht has a vacancy of 0,9 FTE (on average 36 hours per week) for  

 

Caretaker/concierge 

We need a new colleague per November 1, 2021.

 

The job

This role will be part of the school’s facility team. The team consists of caretakers, receptionists, an absence registration officer and a Head of Facilities. You will work 4 days of 8,5 hours which is a fixed schedule of 34 hours per week and 2 hours flexible. The flexible work hours can also be on weekends or over holidays. 

 

Tasks:

Maintenance duties:

  • Maintenance and repair duties on buildings, grounds, installations and equipment

  • Periodically check buildings and inventory: find and solve simple malfunctions in installations and equipment, perform simple carpenter and painting jobs

  •  In case of major problems contact the supplier or maintenance company after approval from the facility manager

  • Repair (un)intended damage to property and advise on ways to prevent these

  • Ensure maintenance or repairs are up to standards, request and coordinate work from outside firms and maintain administration regarding maintenance

Access, security & safety:

  • Ensure timely garbage collection and clean garbage areas

  • Ensure accessibility and availability of grounds and buildings, open and close all entries and check heating and lights

  • Supervise cleaning including stock of supplies and 3rd party personnel and assistants

  • Ensure safe and clean accessibility of emergency routes and supervise overall building security and safety (keep building grounds free of garbage, ice and snow during winter, etc.)

Service to staff and students:

  • Supply staff and/or students with information regarding work in progress on school grounds, building and surrounding area and communicate necessary precautions

  • Assist during emergencies (EHBO, BHV, travel to doctor or hospital) when necessary

  • Responsibility for campus entry and distribution and registration of staff keys and student lockers

  • Assist in preparations for school events, exams, parent evenings, etc.

Administrative tasks:

  • Keep record and control of inventory of school supplies necessary for the fulfillment of the tasks

  • Keep record and control of audio and video apparatus

  • Keep record and control of lost and found items and small cash register

  • Responsible for (large) reproduction requests

  • Reception tasks when reception staff is unavailable:

  • Perform reception tasks such as answering (informative) phone calls, provide information to and guide visitors, schedule appointments

  • Receive and record information on and registration of ill or absent students

  • Receive and distribute mail and other deliveries

Dorm duties residential buildings:

  • Coordinate laundry collection and distribution

  • Maintenance, repair duties and replacement of building and furniture, the sanitary rooms and equipment

  • Keep record and stock of inventory of kitchens, sanitary areas and household equipment

 

The successful profile & qualifications

 

  • Proven work experience as a caretaker/concierge or similar role

  • Friendly approach to people of all ages and backgrounds

  • Excellent team worker

  • Technical skills

  • Adaptable to new responsibilities

  • Basic English speaking is required

  • A drivers licence B is required

  • A valid BHV and first aid certificate is desirable

Terms of Employment / Remuneration

  • You will get a temporary contract of employment under Dutch law. The initial contract is for 1 year and can be extended or made permanent after that. 

  • The package is aligned with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Secondary Education (‘CAO VO’). The pay scale in CAO VO is scale 5 (maximum of € 2659,- gross per month ex 8% holiday allowance + 8% end of year allowance).

  • Participation in the school’s pension plan via the ABP Retirement/Pension Fund. 

  • Location: UWC Maastricht, the Netherlands.

 

To be able to work in the Netherlands, a (foreign) staff member must be able to successfully apply for:

  • Residence and work permits for the Netherlands.

  • A Dutch VOG (certificate of good conduct).

 

UWCM will assist in the application process for residence and work permits and VOG.

 

Information
If you would like to know more about this challenging position, please contact our HR Team via +31(0)43 2410 410, or check our website www.uwcmaastricht.nl

Our procedure

After shortlisting, we determine the suitability of the remaining candidates to work in our school via reference checks and interviews at our school or via Skype. 

 

Your application

You can express your interest by applying via the Apply Now button.

The deadline for application is May 15, 2021    

Further information can be found on our website via ‘Working with us’. UWC Maastricht reserves the right to identify and appoint a qualified candidate prior to the submission deadline.

 

Your Application

Your application should meet the following requirements:

  • It contains a full CV, motivation letter, copies of relevant diplomas, certificates and passport.
  • Your application should be written in English, as we are working in an international environment.

 

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