BRANSTON JUNIOR ACADEMY: CARETAKER (appointment to start as soon as possible)

 Grade 5, Point 12: £21,269           [Pro rata]



  • 22.5 hours per week (being on site from 07:30-09:30 then 15:00-17:30 each term time day)
  • 40 weeks of the year (term time, plus 2 additional weeks for deep cleaning and maintenance duties)
  • Line manage the duties of the cleaner.

 We offer you: 

  • A welcoming and caring ethos
  • A permanent contract, subject to a probationary period
  • The option to join the pension scheme
  • Support to develop your skills

 In return we want you to demonstrate:

  • The potential to excel
  • Energy, enthusiasm and relevant skills to contribute to our excellent team
  • The ability to be organised, hard-working and flexible
  • The ability to work without supervision
  • A commitment to continuous school improvement and a sense of loyalty and pride in the school
  • A commitment to continuous professional development.

Daily duties will include opening up of the school each morning and ensuring the site is safe and locking up at the end of each day, again ensuring the site is safe and secure. Cleaning is equally shared between the role of the caretaker and cleaner.

Other duties will include general maintenance work (including general repairs) and the management and maintenance of the school building and site (eg; painting, H&S audits, testing and recording, clearing autumn leaves, gritting in winter etc) and reporting any defects to relevant staff.

You will be required to understand and operate the school security and fire alarm systems.

You will be required to be available for relevant contractors who may be carrying out work in school holidays and/or before or after school opening times; and may be required to open and/or lock up after school lettings and events. These extra opening times would be in discussion with yourself and would be counted as part of the ‘2 additional weeks’. You are also the first point of call for any problems with the school site during out of hours.

Joinery skills, basic plumbing and an understanding of heating systems and electrics would be an advantage as would experience and an understanding of health and safety and COSHH requirements.

The appointment will come with a period of induction and safeguarding and first aid training will be necessary. You will also be expected to take part in routine school staff training where relevant.

An application form can be obtained by clicking on the link below, OR by emailing the school on OR by contacting Mrs Copeland (the Administrator) on 01522 880555 Visits to the school are welcomed and further information can be sought by contacting the school on 01522 880555 and speaking with Mrs Rachael Shaw, the Headteacher.

  • Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Shortlisting: Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Interviews: Thursday 5th May 2022

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should note that this post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance and be aware that written references will be taken up at shortlisting stage, prior to interview.


Completed applications can be returned to school in person (come to Reception), by post, or via email ( but please put 'Caretaker Application' in the subject box.


Click here for an application form.

Click here for covering letter and person specification (this also gives the criteria by which candidates will be shortlisted)

Click here for job description.