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Job Ref No. ECC2548-71 Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: Band 2 Points 3-5
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 02/04/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: TBA  

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Caretaker for school sites

37 hours per week worked over a split shift

£18,674 per annum (FTE £18,065 + outer fringe of £609)

Points 3-5 NJC payscales

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Caretaker over two adjacent schools in Wickford who are both part of the HEARTS academy trust. 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. In addition to the contracted hours the successful candidate will need to be available for some unsociable hours for lettings, for which overtime will be paid. Hours will be on a split shift as directed, 52 weeks per year including a holiday entitlement of 31 days including bank holidays, which must be taken during school holidays:

Mondays 6.30am - 10am 2pm - 6.30pm

Tuesdays - Fridays 7am - 10am 2.15pm - 6.30pm

Duties will include:

· Replenishing stock

· Manual handling of deliveries, checking them off and reporting any shortfall

· Routine testing of water temperatures, fire extinguishers, PAT testing 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 training 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 Nathan Haisman-Baker 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 Infant School is an outstanding school that has children at the heart. We are well served by transport links and are close to major road networks.

The HEARTS Academy 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.

Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, prohibition from teaching check and references 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 Infant School
Hill Avenue, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8LT
Telephone: 01268 762531

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