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Caretaker  

As part of the school’s site team 

Proposed start date –  as soon as possible after interview 

CONTEXT OF THIS APPOINTMENT 

We are looking to recruit an additional Caretaker to join the current caretaking team to cover the afternoon/evening shift during term-time, between the hours of 5pm to 10pm on a rota basis. There may be some overtime when there is a particular requirement by the school. 

PURPOSE OF THIS ROLE 

The additional caretaker role will be responsible for the day to day caretaking of the school site and associated facilities, specialist site services within the school, site security and liaising with external contractors working on site. The afternoon caretaker will be responsible for locking up the school site at the end of the day.  

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER WHO CAN:  

  • lead by example 

  • take responsibility for the day to day caretaking of the school site 

  • liaise and communicate clearly with other caretaking staff 

  • work with external contractors working on site 

  • be proactive and hands on, carrying out practical tasks when needed 

  • work on a shift pattern basis and cover occasional weekend and staff absence when required 

About you 

We are keen to hear from interested candidates who: - 

  • have experience working in a caretaking environment  

  • can demonstrate use of appropriate equipment/resources in a caretaking role 

  • have an understanding of health and safety procedures and precautions, including COSHH regulations and an awareness of health and hygiene procedures 

  • can organise and prioritise work load  

  • work as part of a team 

  • can relate well to children and adults 

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All of the above attributes are desired but not essential. 

Salary - Grade 3 scp 5-7 - £22,185 - £22,995 

 

Hours: Minimum 15 hours per week 

(Monday – Friday on a rota system subject to change) 

Flexibility to cover occasional weekends and absences when required 

 

Key relationships: Deputy Headteacher 

Caretaking staff 

Cleaners 

Contractors 

Governors 

Staff 

Pupils 

 

Communication with: Pupils (all the time) 

Staff (very frequently) 

Governors (occasionally) 

Parents/Carers (often) 

External agencies (often) 

Visitors to the school (occasionally)  

Archbishop Tenison’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any appointment will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure as well as any other pre-employment checks.  

 

Please return completed application forms to patoheadteacher@archten.croydon.sch.uk.