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2019-10-18 19:20:30

Gedney Church End Primary School, Church End, Gedney, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 0BU


G4: �19,171 - �20,344

Job Category

Schools - Support

Criminal Record Check

Enhanced Child Workforce with child barred list

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Personal Requirements

A hard-working, honest, dependable, self-motivated person to act as school caretaker/cleaner and school cleaning supervisor, willing to uphold the schools’ ethos and support the aims and values of Gedney Church End Primary School. 

Duties and Responsibilities


Opening and closing, unlocking and locking of school gates and buildingsOpen and close the school for evening use at times arranged by the HeadteacherMonitoring site securityUnsetting and setting of school alarm systemResponding to, and resetting of, the school alarm, liaising with the police and alarm companyChecking and securing the school premises subsequent to out of hours intruder alarm activationRegister as main Key Holder and be the first point of contact in an emergency callout situationOverall security of the school premises including the locking of all windows, doors and gatesYou may be called out at unsociable hours or at weekends to deal with security problems, make emergency repairs or allow access to any contractor who may be working on the site, in school holidays or weekends 


Cleaning duties will include the following:

To clean designated areas of the school to the highest possible standardsMopping and buffing hard floor surfacesBuffing and maintaining flooring in school hallVacuuming carpeted areasWiping, polishing, dusting of designated areasSpot cleaning of spillagesEmptying and cleaning binsCleaning of toilets and toilet areas, and replenishment of paper towels, toilet rolls and other disposables.Cleaning of internal glass, internal and external door glass and internal side of external windowsCleaning of external windows at ground level as necessaryStraightening furniture and general tidying up of designated areas 


Returning to school between shifts if requiredUpkeep and general care of the schoolUnlocking and re-locking bins in preparation for pick-upEnsuring that external rubbish is stored appropriatelySweep yards, pick up litter and be responsible for the removal of all debris from paths, play areas, grassed areas, Flowerbeds and all entrancesTo empty internal communal rubbish bins daily and work with pupils and staff on recycling initiatives.Carrying out minor repairs to property, fixtures, fittings and equipment, which are not beyond the scope of an unskilled handymanDrawing the attention of the appropriate authorities, via the Head Teacher, to any repairs or maintenance work, which is beyond the competence and responsibility of Caretaking staffDirecting workmen and contractors to the sites of repair and maintenance work and inspecting the work of contractors where there is a requirement to sign a satisfaction noteGeneral porterage duties and moving of furnitureAssisting teaching staff with simple tasks as requestedChecking damage/security every morning on arrival at the premisesLettings as required - opening, closing and general dutiesPreparation of Hall for functions as requiredReceive and check goods and supplies and take them to the appropriate place for storageEnsure that all refuse is disposed of promptly and stored away from the main buildingRoutinely clean lamp shades and light diffusers (strip lights). The height limit is eleven feetEnsure that clear passage is maintained on fire escape routesTest fire alarms weekly. Maintain test registerCarry out periodic cleaning of all internal surfaces to a height of eleven feet from floor levelReport any defects of building, furniture, fittings and equipment to the School Bursar and HeadteacherGrounds MaintenanceRegular check of roofs for pooling, debris, plant growth etc.Regularly check and clean soffits, bargeboards and external lightsKeep all hard surfaces free of moss and weedsDisinfect drains and dustbins regularlyMake safe any hazards and ensure that the area is cordoned offKeep paths, entrances free of ice and snow to ensure the safety of children, parents, staff and visitors. 


Be responsible for monitoring and ordering cleaning supplies and equipmentNoting, monitoring and reporting any defects in the school buildings to the School Bursar and Head teacher.Meet regularly with the Head teacher re: Health and Safety issues and Building MaintenanceKeep ongoing records of health and safetyReport to the Governors Site and Premises committee as necessaryMonitor the work of contractors working on siteHeating, Lighting and WaterThe switching off of all lights and appropriate electric plug socketsEnsure that all lights and heating are working effectivelyRead Gas, Electric and Water metres as requiredMonitoring and setting of heating controls and boilersBe aware of the location of all stopcocks, gas and electricity meters and read meters as required.Ensure that the boiler house is tidy and that no flammable material is stored thereUsing appropriate PPE, replace, repair fluorescent tube starters and fluorescent tubes up to a height of eleven feet.Any other work requested by, and deemed appropriate by, the Head teacher and Governors by agreement with the caretaker. 

Hours of Work

The working week will be up to 20 hours with a requirement to be on the school premises:

Teaching Days

Monday - Friday 7.00 am – 8.30 am and 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Non-teaching Days (School holidays)

Monday - Friday between the hours of 9.00 am - 3.00 pm 

However, variations to these times may be necessary on certain occasions when meetings, building work, functions etc are held at the school. Any variation will be notified in advance by the Headteacher.

There will be an entitlement to 25 days holiday to be taken during school holidays. 

Equal opportunities

We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in the way we deliver services to the community and in our employment arrangements. We expect all employees to understand and promote this policy in their work. 

Health and safety 

All employees have a responsibility for their own health and safety and that of others when carrying out their duties and must help us to apply our general statement of health and safety policy. 

Safeguarding Commitment

This school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A satisfactory Criminal Record Bureau check will need to be returned prior to commencement of employment.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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