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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37.5 hours a week, with additional overtime opportunities.

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC 8-12 (£29,451-£31,285)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Experience in a trade – helpful
  • Ability to perform a range of maintenance skills - required
  • Ability to communicate effectively - required
  • Understanding of relevant codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation – desired
  • Ability to work independently - required
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding roles and responsibilities and your own position within these – required
  • Adaptability – to be able to react effectively to the many adhoc situations that will occur
  • Ability to use ICT to support administration – desired
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults – required

What the school offers its staff

Joining our team also brings many key benefits:

  • a supportive environment
  • a nurturing and caring team
  • a happy family atmosphere where everyone is known and highly valued
  • relevant training and professional development
  • the opportunity to be part of a highly supportive and ambitious team in a Good (Ofsted) school
  • a free car park
  • good public transport links near Totteridge and Whetstone tube station (Northern Line) and served by several local bus routes
  • easy access to the facilities in the Whetstone High Road

Further details about the role

The successful candidate’s duties will include the following:

  • unlocking the school in the morning before school starts and ensuring that the site is clean and remains secure;
  • locking the school in the afternoon after school closes and ensuring that the school is secured after all teachers have left the site;
  • undertaking general caretaking and maintenance duties;
  • reporting items needing repair;
  • working with the school’s cleaning company to ensure that internal and external areas remain clean, tidy and safe;
  • assisting in the decoration of the school;
  • supporting at community events, e.g. school fetes;
  • maintaining the school's grounds, including the supervision of external companies carrying out related work;
  • advising and collaborating with the Headteacher and Head of School to develop and improve internal and external areas of the school site;
  • ensuring that stock levels are maintained on items such as cleaning products;
  • contacting and communicating with outside contractors for major repair work;
  • checking that heating, lighting and alarm systems are working properly;
  • liaising with and supervising utility companies;
  • coordinating drills for fire safety, lockdown and evacuation procedures; and
  • championing health and safety around the school and supervising external contractors.

The caretaker will also be required to unlock and lock the school on some evenings and weekends to accommodate external lettings; however, this will be paid or time in lieu given.

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 St John's CofE Primary and Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
224 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
020 8445 4693

A popular, oversubscribed one-form entry Church of England primary school here for the whole community of Whetstone and surrounding areas.

Arranging a visit to St John's CofE Primary and Nursery School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@stjohnsn20.barnetmail.net.

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