Caretakers supervise and undertake the care and maintenance of church, school, office and other buildings, their facilities, fixtures and contents.


  • Checks fire and safety equipment for adequate functioning.
  • Undertakes minor repairs and notifies owner of need for major repairs.
  • Controls heating, lighting and security systems.
  • Supervises and/or undertakes the cleaning and maintenance of premises.
  • Locks and unlocks doors and entrances at appropriate times.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 45% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for caretaker is £17,492

2,027 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,027. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for caretaker roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £17,492 per year. That is about £1,458 per month or £8.97 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,451, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,352

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,027 people are employed in the region.

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