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  • Job start date

    30 July 2024

  • Closing date

    23 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 18 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £23,893 - £25,119 FTE

Actual salary

Between £11,623.62 - £12,220.05 Pro Rata

Pay scale

Grade 4, Points 9-12

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Description

The successful candidate willwork as part of the premises team, the caretaker will carry out a range of duties, to ensure safety, security, maintenance and cleanliness of the site and premises.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Maintain the security of the premises and its contents, including the operation of fire and burglar alarms.

Be a trustworthy key holder responsible for the opening and closing of the site.

Have responsibility for the cleanliness of the premises, taking corrective action when needed.

To assist with inspection of the heating plant on a daily basis, carry out minor maintenance and report other defects as required. (Items of minor maintenance should be carried out if within

the capability of the Caretaker and if the appropriate tools are available in the school).

Carry out routine maintenance of buildings and décor i.e. minor decoration, repairs and those tasks which would not normally require the services of an outside contractor.

Attend to the heating and lighting of the premises and maintain the required equipment.

Be available to attend the school in cases of emergency outside the working week e.g. intruders, fire, weather damage.

To sweep all external hard surface areas, remove weeds from between slabs and at edge of building, clear leaves and litter from drain covers and disinfect drains.

To clear paths of snow and spread salt as required for the health and safety of pupils and staff

To receive deliveries and carry out porterage duties in any area of the site to include removal or rearrangement of furniture within the school.

To remove litter from all areas within the school grounds and within the premises.

To clear any blockage, spillage or other hazard arising during the course of the school day.

To clear any blockage, spillage or other hazard arising during the course of the school day.

To assist with administrative duties, for example submit job orders, order cleaning materials, under the direction of the Headteacher,

To attend evening lettings when required.

Liaise with outside agencies/ contractors as necessary to carry out additional work.

To work within the detail of the school’s Health, Safety and Welfare Policy.

To carry out weekly fire alarms checks and to regularly check fire extinguishers.

To carry out weekly and monthly emergency lighting checks.

To provide feedback to the relevant Line Manager where necessary and as requested.


The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive. The postholder may be required to undertake other duties that may be required from time to time within the general scope of the post. Any such duties should not substantially change the general character of the post. Duties and responsibilities outside of the general scope of this grade of post will be with the consent of the postholder.

The postholder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with LAAT Equal Opportunities policies.

The postholder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the LAAT Health and Safety policies and procedures.

All employees need to be aware of the possible abuse of children and vulnerable adults and if you are concerned you need to follow the Academies’ Safeguarding Policy. In addition, employees working with children have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of during their work.

What the school offers its staff

At Ruskington Chestnut Street Church of England Primary Academy we believe each individual is capable of great things. We work together in friendship, challenging ourselves and each other to be the best we can be. We aim for ‘life in all its fullness’; striving to make the world a better place through our vision of Care – Believe – Grow. We all demonstrate how we care, believe and grow through our six Christian values of: trust, compassion, perseverance, respect, forgiveness and honesty.

Ruskington Chestnut Street is a happy, welcoming and caring Church of England school where we value each individual for who they are. All of our pupils are offered a wide range of activities as part of the school day within the curriculum.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a very important phase within the school, and we aim to provide children with the best possible start to their education which is followed through to when the children leave prepared for the next phase of their education. Children are at the heart of everything we do at Ruskington Chestnut Street working in partnership with parents/carers to ensure that we provide the best education we possibly can.

Further details about the role

This is a full year contract

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.

Applying for the job

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About Ruskington Chestnut Street Church of England Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
197 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01526 832424

School location

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