​​​​​​Caretaker - (Service Occupancy)

Glasshoughton Infant Academy is part of the Castleford Academy Trust. We provide a dedicated team of professionals to deliver the best education for over two hundred 3 -7 year old pupils for the Castleford community. We are committed to establishing excellent standards and have set our expectations high

37 hours per week (including 15 hours cleaning per week)

Whole Year Contract

Grade 4 SCP £16,481 to £17,772

We have an exciting opportunity for a Caretaker to join our Academy.  You will be responsible for providing maintenance, undertaking cleaning duties, supervision of cleaners and improvement works under the direction of the Headteacher and School Business Manager.

The role of Caretaker (Service Occupancy) carries the condition that you are required to occupy the school bungalow (on school grounds) on a 'Service Occupancy' basis so long as you are employed in the role.

As part of the Service Occupancy arrangements you will be required to attend any emergency call outs relating to the school premises.

You will:

  • Be responsible for the security of site including opening up and locking up school buildings and areas

  • Undertake 15 hours per week cleaning duties and ordering of cleaning materials, including supervision of cleaners

  • Be the first point of contact for all building related issues; dealing with routine and non-routine issues as appropriate

  • Undertake regular Health and Safety inspection checks with Headteacher/School Business Manager to ensure school buildings are safe at all times

  • Provide general basic building and grounds maintenance to maintain a safe and clean external environment

  • Carry out repair work onsite including equipment and building repair

  • Work with the Headteacher/School Business Manager to create/implement a schedule of works 

You will be:

  • A general handy person having a minimum of basic DIY skills

  • Self-motivated with the ability to identify potential issues and implement safe solutions

  • Honest, reliable, trustworthy, flexible and hardworking

  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload and work on own initiative

  • Ability to multitask over a variety of disciplines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a professional manner


We pride ourselves on being an inclusive academy trust and therefore welcome applications from all sectors, including those who do not have an education background.


Glasshoughton Infant Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For all positions at Glasshoughton Infant Academy you are required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check prior to appointment

If you think this is the sort of school you would like to be part of and would like to visit us to see for yourself, please contact Mrs Avril Smith, School Business Manager, Glasshoughton Infant Academy, to arrange a suitable time.

For more information about our school, please visit www.glasshoughtoninfants.co.uk

If you would like to apply for the position please visit www.castlefordacademy.com to download an application form.

Completed application forms should be returned to asmith@pjacademy.net 

Closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 29th March 2017 with interviews taking place the following week.

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