Salary: Scale E SCP 13 – 17   £17,391 to £18,672 FTE

Contract: Permanent – Full Time 37hrs per week – Full Year 52 weeks

Location: Dordon and Wood End Primary Schools

Start Date: January 2019        Interview Date: W/C 10th December 2018

Closing Date: 9.00am Friday 30th November 2018

 “Education is for improving lives and for leaving your community and world better than you found it

The Governors and Executive Headteacher are seeking to appoint a Senior Caretaker who will also take the responsibility as Health & Safety Officer to join our team working across both schools where children will thrive in our caring, exciting, and inspirational learning environment.

Both Dordon and Wood End Primary Schools are wonderful places to work and inspirational places to be a pupil in. We are very privileged to work with enthusiastic and positive children as well as professional and dedicated staff. They are always ‘up for a challenge’ and are immensely proud of their schools.

We are seeking to appoint a committed, trustworthy, reliable and pro-active Senior Caretaker to work in our two busy and friendly primary schools. Ideally, the successful candidate will have previous experience in caretaking or similar. With a positive ‘can do’ attitude this role will also support with lettings and events and be responsible for the security and maintenance of both school sites to ensure premises are a clean, warm, safe and secure environment to work in.

The hours will typically be worked Mondays to Fridays however, there will also be a requirement for some additional hours to open/close the school for lettings so own transport and a degree of flexibility is essential.

This position is offered on a permanent full time basis, working a minimum of 37 hours per week over a full year.

Successful applicants will have high expectations and a commitment to raising standards and must be able to;

  • Have a good general maintenance, security and caretaking knowledge.
  • Have organisation skills, be computer literate and an excellent communicator both written and verbal.
  • Work under the general direction with ability to supervise others.
  • Demonstrate a positive, resourceful and proactive problem solving demeanour.
  • Take pride in the presentation of school facilities 

General Tasks

  • Responsible for managing caretaking services to all buildings forming the school site, ensuring a safe and secure environment.

  • Has responsibility for undertaking minor or temporary maintenance and repairs.

  • Supervising school site contractors and cleaning staff.

  • Responsible to the Headteacher or nominated representative for the effective provision of caretaking, cleaning and site maintenance routines and responding to emergencies relating to the site as necessary.

  • Responsible for ensuring the timely completion of risk assessments, safety checks and maintained records, taking appropriate action in accordance with Health and Safety legislation.

  • Responsibility to ensure first aid, cleaning and maintenance stocks are managed.

  • Responsible for liaison with property services and CATs Estate Management regarding site security and maintenance.

How do I apply?

To apply for this position, please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form on the Dordon or Wood End Primary Schools Websites or Submit the forms by email to Fiona Hinds, School Business Manager at by no later than 9am on Friday 30th November 2018. This vacancy is also advertised on W M Jobs Website websites.

Community Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the standards in line with Community Academies Trust vision and values.

Community Academies Trust supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

Community Academies Trust Company Registration No. 07472736