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Castle School

Castle School

Site Staff


37 hours per week Monday to Friday, 52 weeks

Scale 1C, pts 2-4 (£22,366 - £23,114)

24 days paid annual leave, in addition to Bank Holidays

Access to the Local Government Pensions Scheme

Do you like to keep things neat and tidy?  Are you resourceful at fixing and repurposing things? If so, the Castle Team would like to hear from you. Due to the retirement of the current post holder, we are looking for a Caretaker to join our busy, friendly school.

As Caretaker, you will report to the School Business Manager, helping to keep the school a safe, clean and engaging environment for our students.  Whilst experience in a special school or similar environment would be helpful in this role, it is not essential.  You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to keeping young people safe, an understanding of how to work safely in our school and excellent attention to detail.  You will be calm and flexible in the face of changing priorities and be able to remain focussed in a busy environment.

As a key-holder you will share responsibility for securing the premises.  Previous experience of key holding duties is not essential, as training will be provided, but you will be able to demonstrate that you are trustworthy and can work methodically to agreed procedures.

The working hours will be 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday.  There is an expectation that the successful candidate would be able to work flexibly.  A reasonable amount of paid overtime, to cover occasional absence of other team members and weekend lets, is a necessary part of the role. For the right candidate(s) the school would consider a job share arrangement or an apprenticeship.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed; please call the school office (01223 442400) to arrange this.

Castle School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare. All applicants will be subject to online checks prior to shortlisting and all appointments are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Safeguarding procedures form part of the induction process. A copy of the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available to download from the Policies section of the school’s website The school will require a Certificate of Good Conduct, where applicable, from the professional regulating authority in the country in which the applicant has worked. References will be applied for prior to interview.

If you would like to apply for this position please download the application pack and application form below.  Your completed application form and covering letter should be returned to

Closing Date: Monday 11th March 2024, 09:30

Interview: Wednesday 20th March 2024