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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£13.30 Hourly Salary dependent on experience

Casual Caretaker job summary

Casual Caretaker

Contract: Casual Contract

Grade : Grade 2

Salary: £13.30

Hours: Flexible Casual Hours

Main purpose of the role

Supporting the school’s estate maintenance and compliance with health and safety standards.

Provide access, maintenance, conditions work, security and cleaning services on the school site and premises under the instruction/guidance of the Site Supervisor


  • Lock/unlock school buildings and areas

  • Undertake regular security checks and identify security risks

  • Monitor fire safety equipment and carry out fire drills

  • Operate and respond to alarm systems where appropriate, outside of any specialist monitoring brief

  • Monitor CCTV or surveillance equipment where appropriate

  • Liaise with police, security and surveillance contractors

  • Undertake lettings and carry out associated clerical tasks

  • Provide emergency access to the school site

Cleaning and Maintenance

  • Undertake appropriate repairs e.g. redecorating and fixing

  • Undertake minor/simple repairs e.g. minor plumbing, changing light bulbs unblocking drains

  • To organise and carry out various maintenance duties to ensure that the general upkeep and maintenance of the premises is satisfactory, as per specific schedule for your school.

  • To organise and carry out minor decoration programme as agreed with the Site and Facilities Manager

  • To organise and carry out minor improvement work e.g. erecting shelves, notice boards, bookshelves etc. as agreed with the Site and Facilities Manager

  • To be responsible for the operation of a preventative planned maintenance programme and for routine inspections of the buildings, fixtures, fittings, furniture, premises and grounds to assess for minor work or repairs required to be carried out to maintain safe and satisfactory conditions

  • Operation and maintenance of heating plant and lighting systems

  • To oversee and monitor the electrical testing of portable electrical appliances and to maintain the appropriate records

  • Undertake regular site inspections and identify and record repair and maintenance requirements

  • Identify defects and record repair and maintenance requirements

  • Collect and assemble waste for removal

  • Undertake emergency & specialist cleaning tasks

  • Undertake cleaning duties such as graffiti removal, litter-picking

  • Undertake cleaning of toilets and staff areas

  • Co-ordinate work of cleaning staff

  • Provide emergency access to the school site

  • Coordinate deliveries to the school site

  • Monitor performance of contracts and record performance against specified standards

  • Liaise with contractors & undertake client role in connection with premises-related contracts

  • Ensure that satisfactory levels of caretaking, cleanliness and hygiene are achieved and maintained through the whole of the premises

  • Ensure that pathways and all other external hard surface areas are kept clean, free of litter and weeds and that they are gritted or salted when required during wintry conditions

  • Maintain specialist sports equipment after specialist training

    How to apply:

Please complete the application for on My New Term. If you have any further questions please contact Jeremiah at hr@maschool.org.uk

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 Matthew Arnold School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1314 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Matthew Arnold is a popular and successful school on the edge of Oxford with an excellent local reputation. We are focussed on improving outcomes for every student and are committed to staff development to support this.

The school is part of the Acer Trust family of schools so there is opportunity to share expertise and experiences and enjoy professional development with more than one school. Our induction programmes give strong support to NQTs.

We offer defined-benefit public sector pension schemes (Teachers Pension, Local Government Pension Scheme), a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme, good bus links, car and cycle parking.

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