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  • Job start date

    1 August 2024

  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114 to £25,545 Per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

37 Hours a week – 10.00am to 6.00pm -52 Weeks a year with 5 weeks holiday

Joining us in August 2024, the successful candidate’s role would involve general caretaking duties, working as part of a team to ensure the security, safety, cleanliness and general maintenance of the school site. The ability to work flexible hours to cover sickness and holiday is desirable.

Kendrick School is a successful 11-18 girls’ grammar school in the centre of Reading. Graded ‘Outstanding’ in its recent OFSTED inspection, Kendrick School is a centre of academic excellence with a track record of high performance and achievement. These high standards are extended to our school site, and we are looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic School Caretaker/Site Assistant to work as part of the Premises Team to ensure these standards are maintained.

We are looking for someone who has good practical skills and/or maintenance experience and who takes pride in their work. You must be reliable, flexible in your approach and enjoy working as part of a team, but also be able to work on your own initiative. Previous school caretaking experience is desirable but not essential, and full training would be given.

This role would also work as a temporary position for an individual who is planning a gap year before university or employment.

Kendrick School is a welcoming, inclusive and happy community. We can offer you:

  • Friendly, welcoming and supportive colleagues.
  • Training and development.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement, 25 days plus bank holidays, rising to 30 days after 5 years of continuous service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme membership.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • A subsidised canteen.
  • Access to our swimming pool and fitness and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Access to a free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.

What the school offers its staff

An application form and a job description can be downloaded from the school website (https://www.kendrick.reading.sch.uk) or obtained by contacting Amanda Emberson-Powney at the school. Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Amanda Emberson-Powney (aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk) to arrange.

CVs cannot be accepted as a method of application.

Closing date: 9.00am Monday 1st July2024
(we reserve the right to close the application process early if a suitable candidate becomes available)

Kendrick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. Kendrick School is an Equal Opportunity employer

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 Kendrick School

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

Kendrick School is an 11-18 selective girls’ school with academy status situated in the centre of Reading. Kendrick has an impressive record of the highest academic standards and achievements and is acknowledged as being one of the very best state schools in the country; it is a centre of excellence for girls’ education and an outstanding school. Year on year Kendrick has been acknowledged for being in the top 5% of schools in the country in terms of progress of students between KS2 and KS4, using the Progress 8 measure.

Arranging a visit to Kendrick School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk.

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