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28 Oct 2019

Caretaker Vacancy – Deadline for applications is 25th November 2019




Davidson Primary Academy (Part of the Chancery Education Trust) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Caretaker. The successful candidate responsibilities/duties will cover various aspects of site management including a wide range of duties connected with the fabric and grounds of the Academy. This includes: fire & security, cleanliness, porterage, monitoring contractors, routine maintenance and minor repairs, reporting to the Trust Facilities Manager and Principal on suggested improvements to the general school environment, to improve the productivity of the site management and to carry out pre-planned maintenance programmes.  Assist in obtaining tenders and quotes. Undertake termly health & Safety checks with the Health & Safety Advisor. (Please see the Job Description/Person Specification within the Applicant Pack).

The working basis of this position is 40 hrs per week (5 days per week) 52 weeks of the year (Split shift: 7.00am to 12noon, 1.00pm to 4.00pm).  We can offer our successful applicant 20 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays.

We are looking for a pleasant, enthusiastic, self-motivated, adaptable and hard-working person to join our support team.  Good DIY and practical skills are essential and experience of working in a school/or in a trade such as building, plumbing etc.  would be an advantage. The candidate will contribute to the overall ethos and aims of the Academy of achieving greater value for money in maintenance and day to day running of the Academy buildings and site.  Possess good communication skills both orally and written (inc. emails) and be able to prioritise and manage workflow whilst maintaining a flexible approach in responding to urgent requests. Knowledge of health and Safety in the workplace is required for this post. (A driving licence is essential)

The successful candidate must be able to prioritise, plan and organise their workload efficiently and must be adaptable and flexible to whatever is required of them for the effective running of the school.

As part of the Chancery Education Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You will be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the Trust.  As part of the ‘hub’ structure, all our academies in Chancery Education Trust are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.

To apply for this position please download an Applicant Pack (containing full Job Description),

and an Application Form from either Davidson Primary Academy Website

or via the Chancery Education Trust website

or email

Closing Date: 25th November 2019                                        Salary: £23,064 per annum (negotiable)

Hours: 40 hrs (5 days per week) 52 weeks                             Start Date: As soon as possible

(Split shift: 7.00am to 12.00am, 1.00pm to 4.00pm)

Click here to download the Job Advertisement

Click here to download the Job Description and Person Specification

Click here to download the Application Form Caretaker

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