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Job Ref No. ECC2382-129S Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: Band C/D Point 12-20 (£27,028-£32,656)
Position Start Date: 01/05/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 18/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Wednesday 24th April 2024  

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Aveley Primary are looking for a self-motivated and practical person to take on the role of Site Manager at our school. The children in our community deserve an excellent education, the Site Manager plays a vital part in this by ensuring that the building is safe and ready for teaching and learning to take place. They will need to demonstrate a firm commitment to the school and its ethos.

Aveley Primary is a two-form entry primary school with a newly refurbished building and a large site. This role will suit someone who is organised, practical and friendly and who will have a flexible approach to their work and the ability to work independently. The post holder will need to lead a small team of cleaners and liaise with contractors and tradespeople as well as students, staff and other visitors to the school. They will have strong DIY and handyperson skills, e.g. decorating, carpentry, plumbing and be willing to learn how to use the systems in the building. The successful candidate will be responsible for making sure the site is safe, secure, well maintained and clean every day.

Ideally, you will possess an awareness of COSHH, Safe Manual Handling practices, Health & Safety and have prior experience of working within a similar setting (although, this is not essential).

Full driving licence and use of your own car is essential as you may be required to attend the school outside of normal working hours.

Visits to the school are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Sinéad Viner, our Headteacher about this vacancy. Please contact the school on 01708 865868 or email to arrange these. Application packs are available on our school website, in About us/Vacancies section. Application forms should be sent direct to the school to or you can apply via

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.

Information about the School

Aveley Primary is a two form entry primary school in Thurrock with newly opened Autism Resource Centre. We have dedicated staff and wonderful children from Reception to Year 6. We have a nursery that provides an excellent start for our youngest pupils. All members of the school community are committed to ensuring that children have a learning experience that is positive, encourages children to achieve and develop as well-rounded individuals. Staff teams are organised with support from experienced Year Leads and Key Stage Assistant Headteachers.

Aveley Primary joined Catalyst Academies Trust at the beginning of February 2019 and were judged GOOD by Ofsted in June 2023. The Trust has a nationally recognised reputation for high achievement for all of its pupils and staff have embraced the collaborative nature of working as part of a MAT. Staff from across the schools meet regularly and appreciate the joined up working.

Aveley Primary School was formed in 1990 when the Infants and Junior schools amalgamated. From September 2005 to 2012, the school was based in one building built in the early 1950’s. Since September 2012, KS1 have been in the purpose built block of four classes. Reception are in classes linked to the main building with a shared outdoor area. The rest of the classes are in the original KS2 building, with some modifications to create a nursery class. In 2014, the school opened the library bus which is an iconic part of the school.  The school is spacious, with expansive grounds and is within easy reach (5 minutes) of the A13 into London/Southend and the Dartford Crossing. There are three playgrounds, a large field and a multi-use games area. There is a separate dining room and school hall. We have a dedicated Library and Art, Design & Technology Room, a wildlife area and pond. This is an exciting time in Aveley Primary School’s journey as we opened the Aveley Resource Centre (ARC) in June 2022.

Staff are dedicated, hardworking and supportive of each other. The school has a Pastoral Manager to support the wellbeing of the children. All classes have some ancillary support to work alongside the classteacher. Children with Special Educational Needs are well catered for with adult support and a non-class based SENCo.

The catchment area of Aveley Primary School is in a mixed housing environment; the school has approximately 30% of children on free school meals. Parents are positive about our school and work in partnerhip with us.

Achievements include: the 10 years Basic Skills Quality Mark award; Silver Science Quality Mark and Silver Artsmark.

The Headteacher, Governors, together with a committed and hard-working team of teachers, aim to provide the best education and a variety of opportunities for all of our children. The school has a strong ethos, followed by all staff and children.

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

Paula Ayris
Aveley Primary School
Stifford Road, Aveley
Essex, RM15 4AA
Telephone: 01708 865868

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