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  • Start date details

    ASAP - Subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    3 October 2023

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,808.00 - £28,023.00 Annually (FTE) H5 Grade inclusive of outer fringe allowance

Senior Residential Caretaker job summary

Purpose of the Role

To help deliver the School’s aims and objectives by ensuring the provision of an efficient and effective site and facilities service, and a safe, pleasant environment for staff, students and visitors which supports teaching and learning.

Working under the direction of the Site Manager to take responsibility for the maintenance of the fabric, fixtures and facilities of all the School’s properties and grounds. To maintain exemplary and consistent standards of maintenance and presentation and the provision of a first class facilities service.

Whilst the Site Manager has line management responsibility for the Estates Team, the Senior Caretaker will have operational and supervisory responsibility for them on day to day matters, and deputise for the Site Manager as and   when required. The Senior Caretaker will ensure that all tasks are completed to the required standard and in a timely fashion. The current Estates team includes the Site Manager, Senior Caretaker (residential), a residential Caretaker and 2 non residential Caretakers.

About the Role

Contract:  Full-time, permanent

Hours:  37 hours per week, with a shift pattern (morning or evenings and some weekend work, as required by the operations);  52 weeks contract (i.e. working across the whole year)

Holidays:  24 days per year plus 8 bank holiday and 1 occasional day


·   Superb accommodation within school  (a three-bedroom detached property with a private garden)

·   All meals when on duty

·   Free parking on site

·   Additional training and support

·   Ongoing professional development

·   Full use of the school’s fitness suite/Gym

·   Childcare Voucher Scheme

·   Staff Wellbeing Programme

·   Employee Assistance Programme

·   As a permanent member of staff you benefit from the application being favourably ranked if you apply for a day admission place for your child at St George’s school, subject to meeting the requirements of our published Admissions Criteria and Policy.

Requirements for the Role

Knowledge and Experience:

·   Knowledge and understanding of relevant health and safety requirements

·   Knowledge of cleaning techniques and processes

·   Knowledge of security and emergency procedures

·   Understanding of safeguarding of children and young people or be willing to receive training

·   Knowledge of routine preventive maintenance

·   Experience of keeping records


Skills required:

·   Ability to work effectively both in collaboration with other professionals/teams and also on own initiative

·   Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to relate to young people, parents, colleagues and external agencies

·   Excellent organisational skills / Time management / Ability to prioritise and organise own workload / able to work to deadlines

·   Basic IT skills, sufficient to maintain records send and receive messages e.g. working knowledge of Microsoft office Excel, Word, Google Drive, Outlook email (or prepared to train )

·   Physically fit and active

·   Handyperson skills (painting, general building repairs, carpentry, plumbing )


Personal Qualities:

·   Willingness to learn new skills

·   Self-motivated with a positive ‘can do’ approach to work

·   Ability to work under pressure, on own initiative, accurately and with attention to detail

·   Reliable and flexible over working hours to meet the needs of the school

·   Professional outlook with high expectations of oneself, as well as of others

·   Approachable and able to remain calm at all times

·   Ability to listen and make reasoned and informed judgements

·   Is proud and passionate about their work

For further details about this role please see the Attached Application Pack.

Applications will be shortlisted throughout the process and we may interview and close the advert early if we are in a position to recruit a suitable candidate. We therefore encourage interested candidates to apply early.

St Georges School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of  children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment. This post will require a Full  Enhanced , with List Checks Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

We are required to conduct online searches about all candidates as part of the selection and appointment process, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. By submitting and signing your application, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the selection and appointment process.

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About St George's School

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1369 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18



1. Be part of a vibrant, inspiring and supportive team
2. Everyone’s contributions are valued and encouraged
3. A place where your work will ‘make a difference’ and be appreciated by pupils
4. Learning is what we do; with passion
5. Unique opportunity to work in one of the leading state boarding schools in the country
6. Students champion and promote our community’s high standards and aspirations
7. Excellent behaviour is the norm, not the exception
8. Career development is encouraged and supported through great training
9. A sense of belonging; part of a community and the St George’s ‘Family’
10. Where the worst thing about work is going home at night
Working at St George’s also comes with a number of free additional fringe benefits*: childcare voucher scheme; Employee Assistance Programme; on-site parking; access to excellent sports and fitness facilities and provision of lunch. On-site accommodation for specific posts may also available at reduced rates.

* Staff terms and conditions are liable to review and change from time to time

In 2014 OFSTED wrote that "This school has got the magic formula", and we have to say we agree!

St George’s is a unique place to work. It is the perfect blend of high quality, innovative teaching and a community which cares. It has a highly supportive pastoral system as well as a residential state boarding community, all of which is firmly cemented in our Christian principles and strong commitment to our values of mutual respect, endeavour and sense of community. We hold on to our tradition and embrace the future with equal relish.

St George’s is consistently in the top percentile of schools nationally for academic performance and rated outstanding by Ofsted. However we are not driven by such external measures but by our passion to provide the best learning and life experience we can for the pupils entrusted to our care.

We hope that you will share our enthusiasm and drive to continue to make St George’s an exciting place to work and learn.

Join us for a career at a school that certainly wants us to "Aim Higher".

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