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Job Title:  Caretaker/Cleaner

30hr per week contract, with overtime available if desired

Salary:  £8.75ph, £13,650 per annum based on 30hrs per week.

The Priory buildings complex is part of Hexham Abbey and consists of the visitor centre, function rooms, café and staff offices.  We are looking for a caretaker to support our current team in the maintenance and operations of the venue.  Daily work will be predominately focussed on keeping the venue clean and tidy (inside and outside), plus odd jobs such as repairs and maintenance.  You will also be expected to set up and clear away after events taking place in the function rooms under the direction of the Senior Caretaker.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Ensuring the Priory Buildings, both internally and externally are clean and welcoming.  This includes upkeep of the toilets, kitchen and all public areas.

Carrying out general maintenance, stock maintenance and upkeep of the building.

Ensuring that the fire alarms are tested on a weekly basis, and other routine health and safety checks.

Appointed as Key holder for the buildings, including emergency call out.  You will need to follow procedures around the opening and closing of the building.

You may also be required to support the Verging team within the Abbey from time to time.

The role does involve moving and handling furniture, lone working and a basic DBS is required. You will be required to undertake appropriate training.

The hours involve working early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Essential Skills/Attributes

Attention to detail

Excellent communications and customer service

Positive, can-do mentality


To apply send us a CV and covering letter telling us why you are the person we need!   If you do not submit a covering letter your application will not be considered (it doesn’t say much about your motivation levels for the job if you cannot take the time to write us a short letter!)

Applications by email to :




We are always looking for Volunteers who would like to help out here at Hexham Abbey. This could be guiding and stewarding visiting groups, for those with an interest in history who enjoy helping and interacting with people. The Gift Shop and Cafe are also partially staffed with volunteers who simply enjoy keeping busy and giving people a warm welcome as they visit our site.

If you would like to speak to someone further about volunteering opportunities please contact Kirsty Wills on 01434 602031 or via


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