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  • Start date details

    as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 - £23,500.00 Annually (FTE)

Caretaker job summary

Henley in Arden School are looking for a Caretaker to join our friendly school and provide an efficient support service to the school by assisting with the management of the school premises, ensuring a well-maintained, safe, clean, and secure environment.

Salary: Band B - Full time equivalent salary range: £22,737 to £23,500. Actual salary range for working 25 hours per week term time is £14,495 to £14,982 per annum

Hours of work: 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 6:00am – 11:00am, Term time plus 4 weeks during school holidays (total 43 weeks per year)

We are proud to be part of the Arden Multi-Academy trust, partnered with five other schools in the local area including Arden Academy in Knowle. This support mechanism ensures that leaders collaborate and innovate together to provide an outstanding educational experience for our school, and provides continuous opportunity for further development for our staff.

We promise to offer you both a stimulating and highly rewarding experience in return for your motivational skills and good practice. Opportunities don’t arise very often to work in a vibrant school like Henley in Arden and we are delighted to be offering the chance for someone to join the team.

The key responsibilities for this post are as follows (a comprehensive job description is available):

To be a key holder and on the response call list

Opening the school site and ensuring the site is safe and ready for users

To perform general daily cleaning duties in allocated areas, taking pride of cleaning standards

Utilise cleaning machinery, support to fellow cleaners during their shift and participate in litter picking and general tidying of the school grounds.

Operate our H&S online system to respond to work requests and to raise your own requests.

Attending to deliveries and distributing items to appropriate locations.

Keep records of the completed work literature or work sheets; share these with the Site Manager.

Undertake required Health and Safety training and any other relevant training for the role and ensure compliance with all Health & Safety legislation and environmental standards

Qualities & Qualifications required (a full person specification is available):

A reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy, with a willingness to undergo future training and development

Ability to carry out manual handling and other physical tasks.

Good communication skills with the ability to talk with school staff, pupils, parents and contractors.

Basic understanding of IT

Basic knowledge of relevant Health & Safety legislation relative to the post

Experienced with maintenance or DIY work

In return we can offer you:

a positive and innovative learning culture supported by pupils, staff, parents and governors;

enthusiastic pupils who enjoy learning and engage positively in all aspects of school life;

a collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity;

a Senior Leadership Team who is committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and pupils;

opportunities for CPD and progression as part of a Multi Academy Trust

Local Government Pension;

Free flu jabs

Cycle to Work scheme.

Further details are available to download from our school website:


For further information or to enquire about a visit to the school, please contact Human Resources – humanresources@arden.solihull.sch.uk

Henley in Arden School (Arden Multi Academy Trust) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, will be subject to a social media online search.

Closing Date: Friday 21st June 2024 (9am)

Interviews: Week commencing 24th June 2024 – date to be advised

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Henley In Arden School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
690 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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