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VACANCY for a CLEANER (with Caretaking responsibilities)

Closing date for applications Fri 18th June

VACANCY for a CLEANER (with Caretaking responsibilities)

Dear Parents

We will shortly have a Cleaner (with Caretaking responsibilities) vacancy at the school.

The position is 13.75 hours per week.

Monday to Friday from 3.15pm - 6pm

Starting hourly pay = £9.62


PURPOSE:  To provide a cleaning service and assistance to the Site Manager to meet the needs of the school, ensuring high standards of cleanliness and operational effectiveness

             and compliance with health and compliance with health and safety requirements.


  • To carry out a range of defined cleaning duties throughout the whole school, in line with agreed procedures and standards
  • To be responsible for the unlocking of the school on a daily basis at 3.15pm and to carry out a comprehensive lock up for 6pm.
  • To maintain observation on maintenance requirements, carrying out occasional temporary remedial action where appropriate and reporting any deficiencies to the Site Manager
  • To maintain an awareness of the health and safety policy and its application
  • To maintain an understanding of C.O.S.H.H. (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations.



  • Vacuuming / mopping of floors
  • Emptying of litter bins
  • Polishing and dusting where appropriate
  • Cleaning of any toilets, shower areas or kitchens within the designated area
  • Carrying out specialist cleaning as required
  • Monitoring stocks of cleaning equipment and liaising with the Site Manager to maintain supplies
  • Following health and safety procedures (e.g. correct dilution rates, awareness of colour coding of cloths, coning off wet areas whilst working, carrying out risk assessments when moving furniture)
  • Ensuring all chemicals are stored appropriately


  • Unlocking the school gates in preparation for children leaving school
  • Undertaking a comprehensive lock up of the school for 6pm.
  • Carrying out temporary remedial action to meet health and safety requirements and reporting any defects to the Site Manager / Headteacher
  • Supervising users of the building from 3.15 until 6pm, undertaking necessary action for non-standard events or incidents
  • Controlling and monitoring access to the site from 3.15pm, briefing any contractors as required
  • Applying security procedures and reporting any discrepancies to the Site Manager / Headteacher
  • Undertaking such other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Site Manager or Headteacher


  • Duties may vary between term and closure periods when deep cleans are carried out
  • Overtime may be claimed for deputising in the absence of the Site Manager in opening up at the beginning of the school day or in opening / locking for lettings where this is required.

If you would like to apply or receive further information, please email for an application pack.  The closing date for this position is


Thank you.