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Caretaker

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A caretaker is responsible for security, cleaning, maintenance and communications in a building or group of buildings, such as an office block, a village hall, a shopping mall, a hospital, a church or a block of flats.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay for caretakers can be around £7.00 to £8.50 an hour, and can rise with experience to around £10.00 an hour. Some employers give free or subsidised accommodation.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Many jobs are with organisations owning several buildings, such as local authorities, property companies or health boards.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
8266
0.8 %
RISE
2024
8334
  United Kingdom
2019
89272
2 %
RISE
2024
91066

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

There is little scope for promotion. If your job involves a group of buildings, you might apply for a supervisory post.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Institute of Cleaning Science
Tel: 01604 678710
E-mail: info@bics.org.uk
Website: http://www.bics.org.uk
Twitter: @BICSc_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBICSc/

Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland
Tel: 0131 225 4544
E-mail: scotland@cih.org
Website: http://www.cih.org
Website (2): http://www.cih.org/careersinhousing
Twitter: @CIHhousing
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CIHhousing

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