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


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

Typical Education Level

Level 1-3

No academic qualifications are required. Previous relevant experience may be needed, and training is provided in some areas. Background checks will be required for those whose job brings them into contact with children or vulnerable adults.

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

1,915 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,915. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

57 jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, 57 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 £14,216, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £24,200

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, 1,915 people are employed in the region.

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