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    13 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    31 May 2024

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,111.85 Annually (FTE) £12.50 per hour Cleaners A Grade 12.5 hours 41 weeks per year

Cleaner - Tavistock College job summary

An opportunity to join the Cleaning Team at Tavistock College to provide clean, pleasant and safe environments for our students and colleagues to learn and work in. This role will include a number of cleaning tasks and duties which will include, cleaning toilet areas, corridors, classrooms and canteen areas as well as general site litter picking during the day.

Job Purpose:

To work on your own or as part of a team providing a cleaning service to all parts of the college in accordance with the specified standards. The post holder is expected to be sympathetic towards the students of the College, towards the ethos the staff have developed and to carry out their duties accordingly.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Individually or as part of a team undertake any cleaning duties necessary to meet the required standards within a designated work area. Work areas may be re-designated from time to time.
  • Assist with cleaning duties in other areas, to cover for staff absences.
  • Assist in the moving of furniture and moveable fittings, to aid cleaning duties.
  • Assist in securing the premises, e.g. shut windows, switch off lights, lock doors.
  • Replenish consumables as required.
  • Undertake external cleaning duties if instructed such as litter picking
  • Immediately report any building defects and vandalism to the Supervisor.
  • Immediately report any defects in cleaning equipment to the Supervisor.
  • Observe all Health and Safety requirements at all times.
  • Take part in training, where necessary, to carry out your duties effectively.
  • Any other duties of a similar level or nature.
  • Relevant training, such as COSHH, will be offered to the successful candidate.

Data Protection / General Data Protection Regulations Compliance

The Privacy Notice sets our general principles in relation to Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulations. You should also abide all Trust policies relating to the use of data including but not limited to:

  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Records Retention Policy
  • Personal Data Breach Procedure
  • Employee Code of Conduct
  • E-safety Policy
  • Social Media Policy
  • Use of Personal Devices Policy

Our Privacy Notice for Employees explains how we use your personal data.

You should note that a duty of confidentiality applies to all personal data seen prior to the first day of employment (for example, pupil lists for the purposes of lesson planning or other activities to support teaching and learning). This reflects the custom and practice of those contracts of employment starting on the first day of term while recognising the need to be aware of and plan to support pupil needs.

Person Specification


No line management / supervision - Essential


General knowledge and experience of cleaning - Desirable

Practical Skills

Ability to use tools/equipment associated with cleaning - Essential


Ability to listen to and comply with instructions. Essential

Ability to communicate effectively at all levels - Essential

Personal Qualities

Ability to work flexibly according to the needs of the school - Essential

Ability to work on own initiative and within the team - Essential

Ability to be self-motivated and motivate others - Essential

Approachable manner and a positive, helpful attitude - Essential

Technology / IT Skills

Basic use of office software - Essential

Education and Training

Willingness to undertake training to enable role to be carried out effectively - Essential

Moving and handling training - Desirable

Working at heights training - Desirable

Awareness of Health and Safety at work legislation - Desirable

Knowledge of COSHH - Desirable


Able to carry out the duties that will require moving and handing of equipment relevant to the post - Essential

Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

All schools in The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).

‘This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974.’

Your application form will be processed by My New Term who act for DMAT as a data processor- please see our Privacy Notice for more information about how we process job applicant personal data.

The successful candidate will be required to come to DMAT HQ to complete mandatory training.

Training Details:

Location: Central Head Office (Wardhayes) 8 Simmons Way, Okehampton, EX20 1PY

Duration: Monday – Friday

Purpose: To provide comprehensive training on company policies, procedures, and systems necessary for successful integration into the role.

Training Schedule: Daily sessions from 9am to 4pm, with breaks provided.

Benefits of Training Week:
To gain valuable insights into our company culture and values.

Interact with key stakeholders and team members.

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to excel in your role.

Establish a strong foundation for your career growth within Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust.

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 Tavistock College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1322 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Large secondary academy in Tavistock, Devon with 6th form. Current students on role 1280 March 2019

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