Job title: Caretaker

Salary: Scale 3 point 5 £21,575

Hours: Full time 37 hours per week

Working pattern: 7.00 – 10.00, and 14.00 – 18.30 Mon – Thursday   7.00 – 10.00, and 14.30 – 18.30 Friday – 37 hours total

(Flexible working option could be discussed with shortlisted candidates)

(Timing of split shift hours could be discussed with shortlisted candidates)

Contract type: 12-month fixed term contract with a view to permanent appointment

Holiday Entitlement: 25 days per annum

Closing date: 22nd May 12.00pm

Interview date: 25th May 2023

Start date: As soon as possible

The governors of this successful and happy school are looking to appoint a Caretaker to assist our Site Supervisor in the maintenance and upkeep of the school premises. It is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join our hardworking, dedicated team of staff here at Bolshaw Primary School.

We welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate their experience in maintaining and cleaning a large site, with knowledge of health and safety and safeguarding requirements. The successful candidate will have the appropriate skills and experience to undertake minor repairs, maintain the fabric of the school building to a good standard and ensure the security and safety of the site.

The Caretaker role includes the responsibility of being a key holder, ensuring the school environment is secure and sharing responsibility for the opening and closing of the premises. It will also require the attendance out of hours when necessary in the event of an alarm call.

The Caretaker will assist the Site Supervisor prepare the premises for out of school activities, such as holiday clubs, and liaising with other external contractors.

The Caretaker will be part of the school’s Health & Safety Team, and will report to the Site Supervisor and School Business Manager on all such matters.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details about the role.

The successful candidate will:

Have the ability to use their own initiative and work as part of a team.

Demonstrate excellent communication and organisation skills.

Be professional and approachable with all pupils, parents and staff.

We can offer the successful candidate;

Supportive staff, parents, leadership teams and governors.

The attached application form must be completed for short-listing.

When completing your application, please ensure you address the person specification with clear evidence of success, particularly when submitting your supporting statement.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school has a range of policies and procedures that promote safeguarding and safer working practices, and this is in line with statutory guidance, including Keeping Children Safe in Education.

All offers of employment are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the full disclosure of criminal records, and will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

It is an offence to apply for a role if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We are committed to fulfilling our Equality Duty obligations, including valuing equality and diversity and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Candidates should apply by completing the application form, including a statement as to why you think you would be suitable for this role.

CVs alone will not be accepted in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in education.

Application forms are available to download here.

Please return all applications to for the attention of the School Business Manager.

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Bolshaw Primary School

Cross Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3LW

Lynda Brown

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