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Job Ref No. ECC2431-121 Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: Please refer to advert
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Part-time Caretaker for school site - immediate start

Are you looking for a position that will fit around your lifestyle? Are you experienced in site/property maintenance? If so, we would be interested to hear from you.

Hours: - 10 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

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

Salary: - £22,737-£23,500 full time equivalent (pro-rata). Salary negotiable depending on skills and experience

Actual salary:- £6,145.14 to £6,351.35

Stambridge Primary School are seeking a Caretaker for our friendly school that has it's 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 this small 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 Stambridge Primary School on 01702 544369.

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 early should we have enough applications to shortlist, therefore we advise that you do not delay applying.

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.

We offer 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, a Trust 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 trust counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions and flexible working including home working.

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

  • "Every HEARTS Matters" Employee discounts and benefits scheme
  • Pension schemes (LGPS/TPS)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Access to our trust Counsellor
  • Additional weeks leave during October

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 HEARTS Extra Programme Recruitment Information pack for full information.

The Board of Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, satisfactory online searches and an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. References will be requested prior to interview.

About HEARTS Academy Trust
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.

This post advertised 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:

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.

HEARTS is a small innovative Academy Trust of six primary schools and an alternative provision for pupils with SEMH challenges. All provisions are based in the south of Essex.

Our values are central to all that we do. We work tirelessly to ensure that happiness and hope, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth, spirituality and service are embedded into the curriculum. Our pupils are well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges offered to them. These values are at the heart of all we do and fundamental to our working relationships as well as our pupils' learning. We have high expectations of our employees and offer support and continued development opportunities for all. We expect our employees to live the HEARTS values in their work and relationships with other employees and the community.

All of our schools are judged good or outstanding.

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

Information about the School

Stambridge Primary School is a small, rural school with lovely children. The team are dedicated to the community they provide for and work hard to ensure the children get the best education possible, as well as varied experiences and opportunities. Stambridge Primary School has grown in size over the past few years but we still have smaller than average classes with approximately 22-27 children in each class. We have four split year group classes - Nursery & Reception, Year 1&2, Year 3&4 and Year 5&6.

Stambridge Primary 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 year has 184 days of contact time with pupils, 5 non-pupil days, and the equivalent of 6 days of high quality continuous professional development.

Stambridge Primary School and the HEARTS Academy Trust are focused on reducing teacher workload and supporting wellbeing of adults is a big focus too. Things we have done to reduce workload over the past few years include:

Focused 'live feedback' policy that reduces the time it takes to 'mark' books as we focus on live feedback in the lessons. Shared resources across all six schools at HEARTS using MS Teams and MS One Drive to reduce planning time. An additional week off each academic year (currently in October) in return for regular twilight meetings focusing on CPD across the MAT from 3:30-6pm. A school-improvement team that works across all six schools, supporting the development of the curriculum and teacher development. A wide variety of middle leader and senior leader opportunities across the wider trust.

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:-

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

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

Suzanne Cullinane
Stambridge Road
Stambridge, Rochford
Essex, SS4 2AP
Telephone: 01268 572672

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