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  • Closing date

    24 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,812.00 - £21,575.00 Annually (Actual) OAT Grade 2, SCP 3-5

School Caretaker job summary

Job role:          School Caretaker                 

Status:             Full Time, All Year Round

Hours:              37 hours per week; rotating shift basis; week about Monday to Friday with some Saturdays as additional hours.

Mon to Thurs 7am to 3pm and Fri 7am to 2.30pm / Mon to Thurs 11am to 7pm and Fri 11:30am to 7pm

Reports to:      Operations Manager

Salary:              OAT Grade 2, SCP 3-5,  £20812 - £21575

Purpose of the role: 

To provide assistance and support in the maintenance, caretaking and janitorial requirements of the school site to ensure the safety, security, sound condition and general appearance of the buildings, facilities, sports areas.  To drive the school minibus for Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy staff and students to various off-site locations when required.


               Be responsible for ensuring the routine AM/PM and emergency opening and/or closing of school premises and grounds. Where necessary, ensure access in the event of snow, flooding or other emergency situations. Act as a keyholder.

               Carry out security procedures for school buildings and grounds in accordance with Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy’s policies.

               Contact direct the appropriate services in the event of the following emergencies: fire; flood; break-in; vandalism; accident.

               Carry out necessary duties where alarm systems are installed.

               5.Assist with enquiries from outside agencies, workmen and contractors, and report their presence to the Principal/nominated officer. Direct workmen and contractors to the site of repair and maintenance work. Inspect, monitor and record work performance.

               Take suitable measures to ensure the protection of the school.

               Notify the Operations Manager and/or the Principal of the necessity for any repairs or maintenance.

               Record maintenance records on electronic system.

               Be responsible for Health & Safety across the Academy.

               Keep up-to-date with Health & Safety / Risk Assessments via our electronic system.

               Carry out basic non-specialist building maintenance work, eg plumbing, where such work is agreed as being within the reasonable capacity of normal DIY Skills with strict adherence to Health and Safety regulations.

               To perform general administration tasks including record keeping relating to site and minibus.

               To read meters and record as required, including assistance with energy conservation procedures.

               Clean outside hard areas e.g. paths and entrances.

               Operate heating and hot water supply plant in accordance with Academy instructions and carry out frost precaution procedures.

               Take out of use caretaking and cleaning equipment known to be faulty and report the need for repair.

               Remove all refuse internally collected from within the school and convey to nominated collection point for collection by refuse contractor.

               When possible accept deliveries of stores, materials and other goods. Distribute to appropriate departments.

               Maintain adequate supplies of caretaking requirements and cleaning materials and keep records.

               Move furniture and equipment as required.

               Carry out emergency cleaning as required i.e. as a result of an accident, sickness, vandalism.

               Inspect and maintain certain school equipment, effect minor repairs and report defects.

               Replenish consumables items i.e. soap, towels, toilet paper etc. as required throughout the school.

               Replace light source. Clean accessible light fittings, shades and diffusers and replace where necessary.

               Assist and be responsible for room preparation and appropriate work areas.

               To undertake all work safely and to use correct warning signs, protective clothing and safety equipment, being mindful of hazards in full compliance with Health & Safety Regulations and rules and practices of the Academy.

               To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of all School matters of a sensitive and private nature.

               At all times, to be a good ambassador for the School, promoting its values to staff, children, parents and visitors.

               May be responsible for first aid and emergency evacuation via EVAC.

               Support cleaning supervisor when necessary.

               May drive Minibus to support Academy needs.

               Commitment to safeguarding in line with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

Minibus Specific:

               To drive the school minibus (16 passenger seater) in a safe manner in accordance with all traffic laws and Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy policies.

               May support with admin of minibus.

               At the commencement of the journey, check that seat belts are fastened, and bags and equipment is secured. Throughout the journey ensure that students remain seated, stopping when necessary to ensure that the safety of students and staff is maintained at all times.

               To be responsible for the cleanliness of vehicles, inside and out and ensuring the vehicle is in a clean and roadworthy condition before and after use.

               To ensure that at all times, School vehicles are driven courteously and in accordance with all Highway Law and prevailing road conditions.

               To ensure all mileage logs and other paperwork such as pre and post use checks relating to the minibus are kept up-to-date and accurate.

               Refuel the vehicles as and when required following the Academy process.

               To report any vehicle damage and possible offences under the Road Traffic Acts as well as all matters affecting efficiency and day to day running of the minibus service.

               To report immediately any accidents or incidents for the purpose of making or reporting insurance claim. Such reports to include full details of third-party involvement as well as the incident itself.

               To report any maintenance or repair matters relating to a minibus to Operations Manager.

               Be responsible for parking the minibus so that passengers can board safely.

               To attend training courses as directed by the Principal and line manager.

               To ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.

               The driver is responsible for payment of any penalty charge incurred as a result of contravening a Highway Code regulation during the course of his/her duties.

               To undertake such other duties appropriate to the post as may from time to time be required to ensure the smooth and efficient running.

Performance management

To participate in the Academy’s arrangements for performance management, professional development, quality assurance and internal verification.

Flexibility Clause

As a term of your employment you may reasonably be expected to perform duties of a similar or related nature to those outlined in the job description.

Variation Clause

This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure that it relates to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Principal/Manager in consultation with the postholder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.

General responsibilities

To have due regard at all times to the Academy’s policies, organisation and arrangements for Health & Safety at Work.

Become a recognised First Aider, to provide First Aid when needed if it becomes a requirement.

To provide a high-quality service to students, parents, visitors and staff, working as a member of a team and providing cover and support to colleagues as necessary.

To make effective use of the Academy’s technology and procedures, taking care to seek best value in activities that have a financial impact.

To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the academy.

To undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as the Principal may from time to time reasonably determine.


All staff are part of a whole Academy team.  Each individual is required to support the values and ethos of the Academy and Academy priorities as defined in the Academy Improvement Plan.  This will mean focusing on the needs of colleagues, parents and students and being flexible in a busy and sometimes pressurised environment.

Person Specification:

Math's and English GCSE Grade C or equivalent Level 2, or relevant experience for job role.

Competent use of IT, knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding and ability to establish positive working relationships with students, staff and visitors.  Able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of a team and competent to work alone and make appropriate decisions and refer to line manager / report to line manager as appropriate. Perform the physical demands and working conditions of the role, and to become first aid trained if required.  

Due to the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of Criminal Record Disclosure to be undertaken.  Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and if so, for which offences.  This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4, (2), of the Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986.  Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Academy.  The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches, as part of due diligence checks.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. We pride ourselves on ensuring that all students are able to learn in an environment which is both safe and supportive, whilst recognising the individual needs of all our students.

In order to support the safeguarding work undertaken here at the academy, we have a dedicated safeguarding team who are available should you or your child have concerns about any safeguarding issues.

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About Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1011 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

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