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Job Ref No. ECC2942-86S Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: Giffards Scale 3
Position Start Date: 20/10/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/09/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: tbc  

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Caretaker (potential to become Site manager) needed

"Giffards is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people they are responsible for, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment".

Full time position (37 hours per week, 52.14 weeks per year) on a split shift plus potential out of hours lettings and overtime, with further potential for flexible working during school holidays. 23 - 27 days holiday taken in school holidays.

Required from October 2021 or as soon as possible for the right candidate.

Pay grade Giffards Scale 3 £19,248-£21,315, negotiable subject to experience. Overtime/out of hours lettings paid as overtime.

We are looking for a friendly, practical, hardworking and reliable person who can use their initiative, be organised and take responsibility for overall caretaking of the site and be an integral part of our Giffards team.

You must take pride in your work, have a can-do attitude, and a willingness to learn. Good communication and written skills are essential as you will be liaising with contractors and tradesman as well as students and staff.

As caretaker you will contribute to the smooth running of the school by helping to provide a safe and high quality environment that in turn supports the educational needs and emotional welfare of the staff and pupils. This involves making sure internal, external areas of the premises are clean, well maintained, secure, and that janitorial tasks are carried out with the appropriate resources and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Our Health & Safety testing schedules need to be followed, i.e regular fire alarm and emergency lighting tests as well as water temperature tests. Knowledge of Health & Safety is an advantage but training will be offered as necessary in all relevant aspects of the role for the right person.

Candidates should be able to undertake a range of minor DIY and maintenance jobs as well as working closely with and managing the cleaning team.

As off call duties may be necessary you would ideally live locally but must live within a 20 minute radius of the school and hold a full driving licence; use of own car is essential as you will be required to attend the site outside of normal hours.

For the right candidate there is the potential to progress onto Site Manager.

Visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged.

For more details or to request an application pack please call Sue Bryant, Business Manager, on 01375 672138 or email on

Closing Date 24th September 2021. The closing date will be earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the School

Giffards has been a primary school since 2005, with the amalgamation of the previous Infant and Junior schools. We currently have 15 classes with 440 pupils. We are a welcoming, friendly and inclusive primary academy, where we nurture and celebrate the achievements of all of our children. We have a large, experienced team of teachers and LSAs as well as specialist Music and PE staff. This has created a large school. We have invested heavily in ICT; all our classrooms have interactive screens as does our music room. We have an ICT suite with 30 computers plus interactive screen and also have a chrome book for every child for use across the school. All teaching staff have their own laptops which are used for planning and centralisation of information and resources.

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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Contact Information

Sue Bryant, Business Manager
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope
Essex, SS17 7TG
Telephone: 01375 672138

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