Head Caretaker, South Croydon

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Old Palace of John Whitgift SchoolSouth Croydon
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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Whitgift Foundation Salary Scale
Contract term: Permanent

Required as soon as possible

Old Palace is looking to employ a full-time Head Caretaker to work split shifts at our Preparatory School site.  The candidate must have experience of caretaking, building maintenance and grounds work in an educational environment or similar.  Experience of team management, good organisation, communication skills and self-motivation are essential. 

The ideal candidate will also have trade skills, a good knowledge of Health and Safety, be a strong team player and have the ability to ensure that the high standards of the Premises and grounds are maintained.  In this role, the successful candidate will proactively manage all premises activities including School Lettings, to ensure a safe, secure and pleasant learning environment for pupils, staff and visitors.  

Old Palace of John Whitgift School is an independent school for high achieving girls.  We cater for girls aged one year to 18 across our nursery, Preparatory and Senior Sections.  Boys are admitted to the nursery only.  Old Palace is a member of the Whitgift Foundation, a charity committed to providing a first rate education to boys and girls in Croydon and its surrounds. It provides a significant number of bursaries to support students through the Foundation Schools.  Note that staff employed by the Foundation receive a number of benefits including fee discounts for any child accepted into one of its schools.

For more information please follow the link: http://www.latestvacancies.com/whitgift/default-oldpalace-john.asp

The position will entail an Enhanced DBS check.  Suitable candidates will be interviewed as applications are received.

Old Palace is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people in accordance with DfE Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment regulations.  The school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

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