Site Manager/Caretaker – St Mary’s C of E Primary EN4

Required from July 2024, we are looking for experienced site manager/caretaker candidates

Purpose of the Job:

  • To provide for the security, maintenance and cleaning of the school to promote a safe working environment.
  • Duties include ensuring buildings and site are secure and acting as a designated key holder, arranging regular maintenance and safety checks and emergency repairs and supervision of other facilities staff and/or contractors whilst on site.

Summary of key duties/responsibilities:

This list is not exhaustive:

·         Ensure that buildings and the site are secure, including during out of school hours and taking remedial action if required

·         Perform duties in line with health and safety and COSHH regulations and take action where hazards are identified, reporting serious hazards immediately

·         Operate and regularly check systems such as heating, cooling, lighting and security including CCTV and alarms

·         Act as a designated key holder, providing out of hours and emergency access to the school site

·         Undertake minor repairs and maintenance of the buildings and site, such as paint classroom

·         Arrange emergency repairs and regular maintenance and safety checks

·         Oversee onsite maintenance contractors, checking that work is completed to required standards and within required timescales

·         Monitor materials and stock and/or submit order for supplies

·         Undertake regular health and safety checks of buildings, grounds, fixtures and fittings (including compliance with fire safety regulations) and equipment in line with other schedules

·         May facilitate lettings

·         May show contractors round to obtain quotes for routine maintenance on school premises

·         Responsibility for overseeing other staff including cleaning staff

·         Able to organise/prioritise duties/tasks in response to changing/conflicting demands

·         To support and develop the school ethos with children, parents, staff and governors

·         Be a team player with strong interpersonal skills

Schedule of Hours:

36 Hours to be worked over 5 days per week (Mon-Friday)

·         Morning start time: 07:15 am End time: 10:00 am x 4 day pw 07:15am – 9:45am x 1 day pw

·         Afternoon start time: 13:15 pm End Time 17:45 pm (Mon-Fri)

·         During School Holidays – Hours 7.15 am to 14:45 pm with 30 mins unpaid break

·         Annual Summer Fayre – Last Saturday in June – Hours 7.30 am to 16.30 pm

·         Annual Christmas Fayre – Last Saturday in November – Hours 7.30 am to 16.30 pm

Holidays:                     31 days per annum to be taken during school breaks only

If you are confident that you have the skills to work in our school then we want to receive your application.

How to Apply

·         Read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully

·         Complete the application form (you can complete it either electronically or print it off and hand write it, paying particular attention to you r supporting statement)

·         Ensure your supporting statement relates directly to the competencies outlined in the job description and person specification

·         Email your completed application form to the Recruitment Team

·         Please ensure all sections of your application form are filled in, including the declaration form.

·         References will be sought for short listed candidates prior to the interview process

·         If you would like to arrange a visit to the school please contact the school office on 020 8449 5856.

We look forward to meeting you.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We do not accept CV’s.

For an application form and further details please visit the school website

Completed application forms should be returned to the school via email

Closing date:               Midday Monday 22 April 2024

Interview date:             during week commencing 29 April 2024

To apply for this job email your details to

Application ends on April 22, 2024
Job ID: 5745

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Application ends on April 22, 2024


  • Location East Barnet
  • Job category Premises
  • Salary £Unified Payscale Grade E - £29,139 - £30,963 depending on experience
  • Job type Full Time

St Mary's C of E Primary School, East Barnet

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