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Job Ref No. ECC3101-146 Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: Please refer to advert
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Caretaker for The Wickford Church of England School

Are you local and looking for a position that will fit around your lifestyle? Are you experienced in site/property maintenance? If so, this role may be for you.

Hours: 10 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 16.30 - 18.30)

Contract type: Part-time, all year-round role contract. Please note that holiday leave is to be taken during school closure periods.

Salary: £23,426 - £24,189 full time equivalent (pro-rata) including fringe allowance.

Actual salary: £6,331.35 - £6537.57. Salary negotiable depending on skills and experience.

Closing date: Sunday 30th June 2024, midnight

The Wickford Church of England School are seeking a Caretaker for our friendly school that has children at its heart. 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.

Duties will include:

  • Opening and closing of school site
  • Key holding
  • Liaising with contractors
  • Carry out routine tests to meet legal compliance i.e. testing of water temperatures, fire extinguishers etc
  • Minor repairs to equipment and buildings
  • Preparing the school premises and site for out of school activities.
  • Replenishing stock
  • Manual handling of deliveries, checking them off and reporting any shortfall
  • Decorating
  • Litter picking
  • Cleaning
  • Keeping the outside area tidy including sweeping and minor gardening


The successful applicant will be a valued team member of our school and supported by the Trust Premises Manager. To arrange an informal visit or to talk about the position please telephone the main office at The Wickford Church of England School on 01268 733297 or email: wickfordcofe.admin@heartsacademy.uk

How to apply

It is very important that the HEARTS application form is completed in full, particularly section F which refers to references. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address.

Please note that we will write to the Headteacher for all education references. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

CVs are not accepted.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we have enough suitable applications, therefore we advise applying early.

HEARTS Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. For this reason, all application forms are anonymised before shortlisting takes place to ensure applicants are considered only on the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are profiled on the application form and personal statement.

If you would like any support or assistance at any stage of your application process, please contact recruitment@heartsacademy.uk / 01268 572672. We will be happy to discuss this with you.

Why choose HEARTS Academy Trust as your new employer?

The HEARTS way of working is based on our values of happiness, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth and service, all of which are embedded within each of our schools.

HEARTS Academy Trust offers a comprehensive rewards and benefits package to all colleagues, including but not limited to:

  • "Every HEART Matters" Employee discounts and benefits scheme
  • Pension schemes (LGPS/TPS)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Access to our trust Counsellor
  • Access to our Mental Health First Aid team
  • Additional week's leave during October
  • Excellent CPD opportunities with purposeful training, including trust-wide twilights
  • Supportive leadership and opportunities to collaborate across the trust
  • On request, and if appropriate, flexible working

We believe our employees are our most valuable asset, we strive to create a positive and supportive work environment that rewards hard work and dedication. Join our team and enjoy the many benefits that HEARTS Academy Trust has to offer. Please see the 'Every HEART Matters' poster for more information.

HEARTS Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory application form, satisfactory references that meet the requirements as set out in KCSIE, satisfactory online search and an Enhanced DBS check, to include a children's barred list check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered 'protected' and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

All applicants can view a copy of our Records Retention Policy on the Trust website, the policy sets out how we will gather, process and hold personal data of individuals during and after the recruitment process.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at: http://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk

Information about the School

The Wickford Church of England School is a small, friendly school, close to good transport links. Our school is a place where children can thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. The school provides education for children from the ages of 2-7 in the local area. As a team, we aim to create a respectful, caring and secure place for children to explore, learn and be happy together.

As a distinctively Christian school, spirituality is at the heart of all we do and we are supported in doing this by the close links we have with the Wickford and Runwell Diocese. HEARTS is an acronym inspired by our vision of Happiness, self-Esteem, Achievement, Respect and Responsibility, Trust, Service and Spirituality for all pupils.

The Wickford Church of England School is part of the HEARTS Academy Trust, a trust of local schools that has the values of happiness, achievement, self-esteem, respect & responsibility, truth, spirituality & service. The trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar consists of 184 contact time with pupils, 5 non-pupil days and the equivalent of 6 days of high quality continuous professional development.

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, online searches, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview. A copy of the trusts Child Protection Policy is available on our website:- https://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk/policies

We can offer you:

  • access to the HEARTS Extra Programme (Rewards and Benefits)

  • an excellent CPD entitlement with purposeful training, including trust-wide twilights throughout the year

  • a two-week October half-term

  • supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils

  • a highly effective learning environment

  • a responsive and involved leadership team

  • The HEARTS four-day face-to-face teaching week model whereby all teachers in the trust receive 20% non-contact time. This goes above and beyond the national entitlement of 10% PPA.

  • a school with a highly positive culture that supports all staff; mental health, workload and wellbeing are at the forefront of our vision and values

  • access to our school counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions

For further information about HEARTS, including policies and procedures, please refer to our website www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk

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

Nathan Haisman-Baker School Business Manager
Mount Road, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8HE
Telephone: 01268 572672
Email: admin@heartsacademy.uk

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