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  • Start date details

    November 2023

  • Closing date

    10 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,812.00 - £21,968.00 Annually (FTE) Fringe Allowance (£951 per annum pro rata)

Caretaker job summary

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Caretaker who can work with us to make a significant contribution towards taking Bedmond Academy to the next stage of its development. The role is for 18.5 hours per week, working morning, 52 weeks per year. There is also a full time opportunity working an additional 18.5 hours in the afternoon to support The Grove Academy, one of our other schools within the Trust.

The School:

Bedmond Academy is a friendly one-form entry primary school, located in the heart of the village. We provide an exciting, broad and engaging curriculum adapted for individual needs, which encourages our children to become confident and resilient life-long learners in a safe, nurturing and creative environment. Driven by our core values, we support, inspire and motivate our children through a breadth of different learning opportunities.  

We received a ‘GOOD’ grading from Ofsted at our last inspection in January 2022. This was our first inspection since we converted to an Academy and the journey the school has been on since conversion to an Academy was described as ‘outstanding’ by the lead inspector.  

The Role:

Responsible for the security of the premises and related Health and Safety, maintenance and cleaning within the School and providing an appropriate environment for students to work and learn.


The post holder reports to the Chief Operations Officer, with day to day liaison with the Principal and School Business Manager.  

Key responsibilities

  *  Be responsible for ensuring the security of school buildings, site and resources.

  *  Act as a designated key holder, providing out of hours and emergency access to the school site.

  *  Attend to minor repairs around the site, including painting.

  *  Arrange for general maintenance within specialist areas such as heating, lighting and plumbing to ensure safe and effective operation.

  *  Responsible for regular health and safety checks of buildings, grounds, fixtures and fittings, (including compliance with fire safety regulations) and equipment.

  *  Responsible for regular maintenance checks and follow-up actions.

  *  Manage the Schools maintenance requirements in liaison with the Central Premises Team to support a regular and cost effective maintenance programme.

  *  Responsible for contractors whilst on site and ensure work is completed to the required standard, coordinating projects where appropriate.

  *  Purchase premises related equipment and supplies within agreed budget.

  *  Responsible for the regular checking and operation of systems such as heating, cooling, lighting and security (including CCTV and alarms).

  *  Assist other premises staff at other sites within the Trust as directed by the COO.

  *  Supervise other premises staff.

  *  Undertake risk assessments, ensure compliance within the school with all health and safety responsibilities for example COSHH, ladder, asbestos, legionella and asset register.

  *  Meet regularly with the COO and Premises and Compliance Officer to discuss site works required and arrangements for works to be carried out.

  * Responsibility for the coordination of lettings and seeking opportunities to maximise bookings.

  *  Monitoring utility usage and tacking action to reduce expenditure where appropriate. Report usage to the Premises and Compliance Officer.

  *  Act as H&S Officer and complete termly H&S checklist inspections.

Aspire offers:

·       The opportunity to be part of an expanding organisation with high aspirations, one that is committed to the professional development of all staff.

·       Cross trust networking, partnerships and collaboration of good practice and shared resources to drive the learning environment in all its schools’ forwards towards future excellence.

·         The Trust benefits from its own Training Centre.

·      A truly supportive working environment where employee wellbeing is at the forefront.  The Trust offers a range of support, including menopause support plans and flexible working opportunities.

·         The ability to follow career pathways and progress within the Trust.

·     A wide range of employee benefits such as; local government and teacher pension schemes, an employee assistance programme, free cooked meal daily, occupational health.

Closing date for applications: 10th November 2023

Interviews will be held on: To be confirmed. For the right candidate we may interview before the closing date.

Safeguarding statement:

The Aspire Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding. A satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with a Children’s Barred List Check is required as a condition of employment. In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), an online search will be conducted on shortlisted candidates to identify anything that may need further exploration with candidates. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Equal Opportunities:

At Aspire Academies Trust, we believe that all individuals are of equal value and we are committed to equal opportunities for all. All people who work and study in the school have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, class, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief. To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this vacancy.



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 Bedmond Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
91 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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