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Federation of Briar Hill and St Margaret's Schools

Senior Caretaker

Senior School Caretaker

6.30am – 10.30am 5 days per week 20 hours per week

Salary grade E,  £19,312 pro rata

44 weeks, holidays to be taken in school holidays by prior arrangement with SBM

Closing date 9am 3rd December

Interviews 14th December 2021

We are looking to appoint an efficient, well organised and proactive Senior School Caretaker to work across our two schools in the federation. You will provide consistently effective caretaking support, ensuring that the security and general appearance of the buildings and grounds are maintained to the required standards and that systems operate efficiently.

This is a key role that would suit someone with a meticulous eye for detail, a focused approach to Health & Safety, excellent DIY and plumbing skills and the ability to undertake routine maintenance and decoration. You must be able to work on your own initiative and be proactive in dealing with day to day tasks. You will need to have the ability to prioritise work, meet deadlines, maintain records and systems and liaise effectively with all contractors.

Flexibility is key to this role, this will include hours worked

The role will include:

  • Being a nominated key holder
  • Opening of the buildings and grounds on a daily basis
  • Ensuring all Health & Safety requirements are met including ensuring site safety ie clearing paths, heating working
  • Ensure that appropriate temperatures are maintained and that a hot water supply is available
  • Carry out frost protection procedures
  • Reporting on any defects or works needed to SBM
  • Ensuring the site is clean and tidy
  • To attend training as directed by the Executive Headteacher
  • Ensuring site security on a daily basis
  • General maintenance, repairs, decoration and cleaning (when required)
  • Liaising with and monitoring contractors
  • Ensuring copies of all statutory compliance reports, log books, certificates and documentation are up-to-date and systems are inspected regularly.
  • Ordering and storage of cleaning materials
  • Monitoring and up keep of COSHH register
  • Ensuring the large school grounds are well maintained
  • Be responsible for implementing the school rolling maintenance programme, schedule work, plan, carry out and oversee decorating, repairs and maintenance
  • Provide premises and Health & Safety reports to SBM
  • General porterage duties and moving of furniture
  • Receipt and storing of cleaning stock
  • Contribute to the schools statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children


This list is not exhaustive



  • To be an excellent ambassador and communicator for the school with all stakeholders, contractors and visitors
  • Highly efficient, energetic and able to work on your own initiative in a school environment
  • Excellent communication skills, flexible and adaptable
  • Takes pride in the school’s site
  • Professional, approachable and proactive
  • Enjoys being part of a team
  • Able to undertake maintenance roles including basic DIY, painting, gardening and plumbing
  • Able to maintain the school grounds to ensure they are attractive and a safe place to learn
  • Previous experience of working in a school environment would be welcomed but not essential


At this time, interested applicants will be unable to visit the school during the day due to COVID risks, but do take a look at our Federation website. You are also welcome to arrange a telephone conversation or an after school visit with our School Business Manager by ringing the school office at St. Margaret’s. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Please complete the application form with a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4. Submit your application by email to

The closing date for all applications is Friday 3rd December at 9am.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14th December 2021.




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Welcome to Briar Hill and St. Margaret's!...Our Federation vision: 'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!'...Our St. Margaret's Christian vision: 'How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.' (Psalm 133)