Temporary Caretaker

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About the role

We are looking for a temporary full time Caretaker to join our friendly, caring and hard-working team.  The new Caretaker will help to maintain a safe, clean and attractive indoor and outdoor school environment.   We are looking for a reliable, honest dedicated person who will be responsible for opening and closing the school each day.  Other responsibilities include some cleaning and working with the Headteacher to ensure that all health and safety requirements are met.

A flexible approach, good literacy and numeracy skills, good practical skills including completing DIY tasks and decorative skills are essential.  The successful applicant will need to show initiative and be pro-active.

A qualification in a particular trade i.e. plumbing, carpentry etc. would be ideal however, proven experience of general maintenance skills would be sufficient

The candidate would be expected to attend training courses relevant to the role, i.e. health and safety for caretakers, asbestos training, working at height, Level 1 Safeguarding etc.

The post is 28.75 hours per week and operates on a split shift system, for example, 7.00am-9.15am and 2.30pm-6.00pm. These are guides and alternative hours could be negotiated. The successful applicant will be expected to work term time and school holidays. Annual leave is to be taken during school closure periods.

The flexibility to work at the weekend on occasion or additional hours and to cover lettings when necessary is essential. 

All applications must be made on the HCC application form. CVs will not be accepted. Visits are warmly welcomed. Please phone 01923 221060 or email the school office via admin@chaterinfants.herts.sch.uk for an informal chat with the Headteacher.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be sought prior to interview and successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  Any discrepancies regarding employment history will be followed up at interview. Previous employers will be contacted for verification.

We reserve the right to withdraw this job role if we find a suitable candidate before closing date.

Interviews to be held on Monday 27th September 2021 or sooner depending on strength of application. Immediate start available and training if needed.

Further information about the school can be found on our website, www.chaterinfants.herts.sch.uk.

Information about the School

Chater Infant School is a Rights Respecting School.  It is an inclusive and multi-cultural two form entry school with a Nursery.  We are a very happy, well organised, and resourced school. At Chater we know our school is very special and we are proud of our achievements.  Our friendly and caring school lies at the heart of a diverse community and prides itself on enabling pupils from many different cultures and religions to work happily together.   



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Contact details

Mrs A Bal-Richards , Headteacher
Southsea Avenue Watford
Hertfordshire WD18 7NJ

Telephone: 01923 221060
Fax: 01923 236808
Email: admin@chaterinfants.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.chaterinfants.herts.sch.uk
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