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Job Ref No. ECC2891-65 Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: Band 2 Point 11
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/12/2018 Midday Date of Interviews: To be arranged  

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Caretaker for school site

20 hours per week worked over a split shift

£9,515 per annum (FTE £17,007 + outer fringe of £597)

We are seeking a Caretaker for our friendly school in Wickford. The successful applicant will be supported by senior staff in keeping our school buildings and grounds safe, smart, compliant and fit for providing a high quality education for our pupils. The hours of work will be agreed locally, and will include some unsociable hours for lettings, for which overtime will be paid. Hours will be 20 per week, Monday to Friday between the hours of 6.30am - 8.30am and 4pm - 6pm, as directed (split shifts, mornings and afternoons). During school holidays the shifts may be consolodated, by arrangement with the Headteacher.

Duties will include:

  • Replenishing stock
  • Manual handling of deliveries, checking them off and reporting any shortfall
  • Routine testing of water temperatures, fire extinguishers etc
  • Minor repairs to equipment and buildings
  • Decorating
  • Liaising with contractors
  • Litter picking
  • Cleaning
  • Keeping the outside area tidy including sweeping and minor gardening
  • Key holding

Previous experience in buildings maintenance is desirable but traiining will be given and mentoring will be available from the Trust Facilities Manager. You should be able to demonstrate good ICT, literacy and numeracy skills for accurate record keeping and be able to relate well to children and interact with them in a friendly and positive manner. The successful applicant will be the primary key holder and attend to emergencies outside of school hours.

To arrange an informal visit please email Penny Partridge on

If we receive enough high quality applicants we will close this vacancy early, therefore we advise that you do not delay applying.

Information about the School

Hilltop Junior School is an oversubscribed school that puts children first. We are well served by transport links and are close to major road networks.

The Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar consists of 184 contact days, 5 non-pupil days and high quality additional continuous professional development for the equivalent of 6 days.

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Penny Partridge
Hilltop Junior School
Hill Avenue, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8LT
Telephone: 01268 734649

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