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  • Start date details

    As Soon as Possible

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 Hours per week.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,893 - £25,545

Pay scale

NJC Point 6 - 10

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Maintaining clean, safe, and secure school premises, which includes buildings and grounds.
  • Carrying out cleaning, handyperson activities, routine maintenance and refurbishment, porterage, and minor repairs

* Promoting health and safety around the school

  • Carry out porterage duties, such as moving furniture and equipment around the school.
  • Maintain the general school premises, furniture and fittings, and report any issues to line manager.
  • Carry out small repairs and DIY projects.
  • Assist with arranging larger repairs and obtain quotes from contractors for approval.
  • Assist with on site development projects.
  • Carry out daily cleaning and ad-hoc duties, such as litter picking and arranging the disposal of waste.
  • Carry out emergency cleaning duties, such as gritting and cleaning up spillages.
  • Arrange an annual deep clean of classrooms, staffrooms, kitchen, dining areas, food tech areas and other frequently used spaces on school premises.
  • Take responsibility of the maintenance of cleaning tools and products, including arranging replacements and ensuring good stock levels.
  • Maintain the security of the school premises as the main key holder.
  • Lock and unlock the premises as required, including out of school hours when necessary.
  • Check at the end of the day that all windows, doors and gates are locked, lights switched off, and gas and electrical appliances are turned off where applicable.
  • Set security alarm systems, report any potential security breaches, and respond to any alarms or other callouts following agreed procedures.
  • Carry out regular checks of CCTV and alarm systems, locks, fire safety appliances, security gates and perimeter fencing, and ensure any necessary repairs are actioned.
  • Advise the line manager and Head of School/Principal on all matters relating to school security and safety.
  • Any other duties of particular relevance to the school and in line with the job role.
  • Ensure a safe working and learning environment in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • Carry out and record regular health and safety checks, including on legionella risk, play equipment, safety equipment, and any hazards on school premises; report any problems to line manager.
  • Provide safe access to the school in adverse weather conditions.
  • Be committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children and young people.
  • Comply with the policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, and equal opportunities, and report all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Take appropriate action to identify, evaluate and minimise any risks to health, safety and security in the school - working environment.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Establish constructive relationships and communication with all staff and other agencies/professionals.
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Ensure that cleaning staff carry out their duties professionally and effectively.

The postholder will be required to travel to any schools within The Heath Family (NW).

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed at intervals, and it may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the post.

What the school offers its staff

The Heath Family Trust (NW) believes passionately in the power of collaboration and the importance of developing schools who work together to ensure very child and staff member can thrive. We are committed to providing children and young people with inspiring places to learn, and environments where they feel respected, safe and, crucially, happy and fulfilled.

We are seeking to appoint a flexible and committed caretaker to join our team. Duties will include caretaking, site security, minor repair works to the whole site, monitoring contracts and contractors and planned maintenance.

We are looking for someone with good interpersonal skills and enthusiasm who can relate well with staff, students and contractors.

The successful candidate should be able to fulfil a physically demanding role and ideally have practical maintenance skills. You will be able to work independently and be self-motivated but also able to work as part of a team, have good communication skills and a commitment to high standards.

Our values are enshrined in what we believe is needed to succeed. The right candidate will be committed to share our values and join a Trust where you will be rewarded every day with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Heath Family Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to all the relevant pre-employment checks set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education, including an enhanced DBS certificate with a barred-list check, references and online searches. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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About Bridgewater Park Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
104 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01928 563838

Bridgewater Park School is a delightful Primary school nestled in the heart of Castlefields, Runcorn. We offer an exciting and enriching curriculum to ensure that all our children achieve their full potential and become life-long learners. Bridgewater Park is part of the Heath Family (NW) Multi Academy Trust which operates 8 schools across Merseyside and Cheshire.

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