About the role



37 hours per week 

H6 SCP 14-19: £23,484 - £25,927 + £914 fringe allowance

Working on a shift pattern: Early shift (7am start), Day shift and late shift (working until 10pm) 

with a 30 min unpaid break per day.

Weekend working required as part of the shift pattern with days off in the week.

 Start date: 1st September 2022

We are seeking an enthusiastic, practical and committed Lead Caretaker to provide a comprehensive caretaking service and contribute to a clean, healthy and safe environment for users of the premises and grounds and the efficient running of the school. To provide support for practical subjects at the school as required.

We would like you to have:


  • Able to keep calm, maintain a sense of humour and manage stressful situations.
  • Able to regularly undertake various manual handling duties, including lifting and carrying.
  • Experience of undertaking repairs and maintenance to a good standard.
  • Able to undertake various cleaning tasks, including body fluids.
  • Able to communicate effectively with staff and students.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to maintain efficient records and registers where required.
  • Current clean driving licence and self-managed transport to and from school, including during unsocial hours if necessary.
  • Good time-management skills.


  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Previous experience of setting alarm systems.
  • Experience of working in a school environment.

We can offer:

  • A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school
  • The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships
  • The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application:  

  • www.mynewterm.com/jobs/136901/EDV-2022-SCDS-89675
  • Please read the attached Appointment Brief before completing your application.  
  • To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification.
  • The vacancy closes at 9.00am on Thursday 11th August 2022 however early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable applicant be found. 
  • Interviews Tuesday 23rd August 2022.
  • If you have any questions please email recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk 

Website: www.stclementdanes.org.uk  / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

School Address: Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW

E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW



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Contact details

Emma Wright , HR Business Partner
Danes Educational Trust St. Clement Danes School Chenies Road Rickmansworth
Hertfordshire WD3 6EW

Email: ewright@danesedtrust.org.uk
Website: www.stclementdanes.org.uk
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