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Castle School

Castle School

Site Staff


37 hours per week Monday to Friday

Scale 1C, pts 2-3 (£20,441 - £20,812)

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. 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 to learn in.

Previous experience of cleaning and caretaking duties is essential. Whilst experience in a special school or similar environment would be helpful in this role, it is not essential. However, you will be able to demonstrate a sound 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. However, you will be able to demonstrate that you are trustworthy and are able to 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. 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 successful candidates are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to appointment. 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 visit the ‘Welcome’ section of our website and click on the ‘Vacancies’ tab. You will then be able to download an application pack and an application form.