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About the role

St John's is a warm and friendly school, on the outskirts of Welwyn Garden City.  The school has good transport links, with the A1 and Welwyn North Train Station, just minutes away.

We are seeking a part-time Caretaker to join our expanding premises team to assist in the upkeep of the school building and facilities.  Your role will include a range of activities, for example: health and safety checks, maintenance tasks, opening up and supporting the school in being ready for the children to start their day.

In this role, you will need to be flexible as everyday in a school is different; we will need you to be able to prioritise your tasks as many important tasks crop up when you least expect them and you will need to be reliable as your position will have a direct impact on the experience of others. 

Although we are a one-form entry school with 220 children on roll, we have 28 employees and a large site.  Therefore this is a demanding role and requires somebody who has energy and drive.  Our school has been extended many times over the last 100 years and so anybody with experience of working in a trade would be desireable.

We are able to be flexible with the number of hours available as we could add cleaning hours if this makes the role financially viable, for example instead of 12 hours a week we could extend this to 22 hours a week.  There are also good opportunities for professional development, for example: PAT Testing, Working At Height and Health and Safety training to name a few.

Visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged; we would be delighted to show candidates around the school so please telephone the school office to make an appointment.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and staff and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.


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Contact details

Simon Horleston , Headteacher
Hertford Road Digswell
Hertfordshire AL6 0BX

Telephone: 01438 714283
Fax: 01438 712991