Senior School Caretaker

Coppice Road, Whitnash, CV31 2JF
£19,312 (pro rata)
22 Nov 2021
03 Dec 2021
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Contract Type
Working Pattern
Term time

The Role

20.0 Hours per Week

We are looking to appoint an efficient, well organised and proactive Senior School Caretaker to work across our two schools in the federation. You will provide consistently effective caretaking support, ensuring that the security and general appearance of the buildings and grounds are maintained to the required standards and that systems operate efficiently.

You will be a nominated key holder responsible for the opening of the buildings and grounds on a daily basis.

The successful candidate will:
•Ensure all Health & Safety requirements are met including ensuring site safety ie clearing paths, heating working
•Ensure that appropriate temperatures are maintained and that a hot water supply is available
•Carry out frost protection procedures
•Report on any defects or works needed to SBM
•Ensure the site is clean and tidy
•Attend training as directed by the Executive Headteacher
•Ensure site security on a daily basis
•Carry out general maintenance, repairs, decoration and cleaning (when required)
•Liaise with and monitor contractors
•Ensure copies of all statutory compliance reports, log books, certificates and documentation are up-to-date and systems are inspected regularly.
•Order and store cleaning materials
•Monitor and keep up to date the COSHH register
•Ensure the large school grounds are well maintained
•Be responsible for implementing the school rolling maintenance programme, schedule work, plan, carry out and oversee decorating, repairs and maintenance
•Provide premises and Health & Safety reports to SBM
•General porterage duties and moving of furniture
•Contribute to the schools statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

Key Requirements

This is a key role that would suit someone with a meticulous eye for detail, a focused approach to Health & Safety, excellent DIY and plumbing skills and the ability to undertake routine maintenance and decoration. You must be able to work on your own initiative and be proactive in dealing with day to day tasks. You will need to have the ability to prioritise work, meet deadlines, maintain records and systems and liaise effectively with all contractors.
Flexibility is key to this role, this will include hours worked.
You will be an excellent ambassador and communicator for the school with all stakeholders, contractors and visitors; highly efficient, energetic and able to work on your own initiative in a school environment; have excellent communication skills; be flexible and adaptable; take pride in the school’s site; be professional, approachable and proactive; enjoy being part of a team; be able to undertake maintenance roles including basic DIY, painting, gardening and plumbing; be able to maintain the school grounds to ensure they are attractive and a safe place to learn. If you have previous experience of working in a school environment that would be welcomed but is not essential.

Additional Information & How to Apply

At this time, interested applicants will be unable to visit the school during the day due to COVID risks, but do take a look at our Federation website. You are also welcome to arrange a telephone conversation or an after school visit with our School Business Manager by ringing the school office at St. Margaret’s. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Please complete the application form with a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4. Submit your application by email to

The closing date for all applications is Friday 3rd December at 9am.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14th December 2021.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with Children’s Barred List check.
This position is subject to a six month probationary period.
There is an additional role being advertised for a cleaning supervisor, should you wish to be considered for both roles, please make this clear on your application form.

Supporting documents
Person Specification
Role Description
Equality Form
Application Form

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