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  • Job start date

    2 October 2023

  • Closing date

    24 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,441.00 - £20,812.00 Annually (FTE) Actual £7266.96

Cleaner job summary

St Leonard’s VA Lower School is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated cleaner to providing a high quality cleaning service across the whole school.  You will be responsible for cleaning duties across all areas to ensure high standards of cleanliness as well as making sure health and safety expectations are met.

Main duties;

to clean to the required standard, as instructed by the Head Teacher.  This will involve:

·                               vacuuming all carpeted areas, sweep and mop hard/tiled floor areas of classrooms and toilets

·                               Empty and clean bins and dispose of waste in the appropriate manner

·                               Spot clean spillages

·                               Dust/wash with clean dusters/cloths, desks, seats, ledges, skirting boards and other places where dust lodges

·                               Clean toilets, toilet areas and the replenishment of toiletries etc.

·                               To cleanse hand basins in all toilets and sinks in other rooms

·                               Ensure all touch points are cleaned thoroughly

·                               Maintain the security of the school premises by securing entrances/exits as appropriate and reporting potential security breaches

·                               To treat all users of the school with courtesy and consideration, and promote and ensure the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors (in accordance with appropriate health and safety legislation)                                     at all times

·                               Attend relevant meetings and participate in training and development activities and programmes as required

·                               Undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time

·                               Be flexible where possible

The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational skills and strong attention to detail skills along with a flexible approach and the ability to work independently and as part of this busy team.  Experience of cleaning activities and work schedules with good knowledge of cleaning techniques, materials and chemicals, awareness of Health and Safety legislation, policy and good working practices relating to the role of the cleaner is desired but not essential.   Personal qualities are of paramount importance and the person appointed will be expected to be approachable, professional, flexible and reliable.

We can offer you training and the opportunity to work in a friendly welcoming and supportive environment with dedicated staff providing outstanding teaching and learning within a nurturing Christian environment that brings out the best in our children.  

St Leonard’s is a thriving Church of England, Voluntary Aided lower school in a beautiful woodland setting just outside of Leighton Buzzard.

St Leonard’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and enhanced DBS clearance will be required for the successful applicant





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 St Leonards, Heath and Reach, VA Lower School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 5 to 9
Education phase
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School size
118 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 9

St Leonard’s is a community VA (Voluntary Aided) Church school and has strong links with both the Church and the village. There are 110 children aged from 4 – 9 years in the school and they are distributed between five classes.

The school is a very successful one with both 2011 Ofsted and 2017 Church Inspections judging us to be ‘an outstanding school’, one which is ‘very welcoming and ensures outstanding care, guidance and support for its pupils.’

We place a strong emphasis on the personal development of all our pupils and the care and guidance given by staff is outstanding, with Christian values underpinning all we do. All applicants will be expected to be committed to this ethos and also be able to show initiative and be genuinely committed to working with or alongside children.

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