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Apprentice Caretaker

Lawn Manor AcademySwindon

We are seeking an Apprentice Caretaker to join our established Site team. The successful candidate will help to maintain the buildings, grounds, fixtures and fittings to a high standard.


Lawn Manor Academy is part of the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust ( RWBAT) based in Swindon. We offer a fantastic benefits scheme, with discounts on Food and Clothes retailers, to holiday and cinema, with online fitness and recipes from Hello Fresh. Our school is set in the beautiful Lawn Manor Woods in Old Town Swindon.


  • The chance to work in a friendly well run school.
  • A great placed accessible school, situated in a pleasant location.
  • To work with a dedicated team of professionals who are keen to learn and develop.
  • Onsite parking.


  • Attend college 1 day per week to complete an apprenticeship in Property Maintenance Operative Level 2.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the fabric of the Academy and it’s grounds.
  • Carry out weekly and monthly PPMs including fire alarm testing, water monitoring, fire extinguisher checks and emergency lighting checks.
  • To ensure the Academy grounds are in a safe, clean and healthy state. 
  • To ensure that the heating system is operating to a satisfactory standard. 
  • To monitor and report utility meter readings as and when required. 
  • To monitor and implement health and safety aspects when contractors are on site.
  • Portering of goods around the site.
  • Setting up seating/staging as required. 
  • Clean and maintain all drains, gullies and ensure effective operation.
  • Ensure all emergencies relating to the building are dealt with promptly and safely.
  • Clear leaves, snow, ice and moss from external areas including treatment of areas with salt etc. 
  • Undergo training where appropriate. 
  • A variety of tasks that include decorating, plumbing, electrical, glazing and carpentry.
  • Keep the Resources Manager informed of premises issues that they need to be aware of.


  • Strong communication skills to be able to communicate effectively with all sections of the school community.
  • Ability to learn D.I.Y skills to undertake day-to-day repairs and maintenance of the school buildings.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team or individually as required. 
  • Ability to perform the physical tasks required by the post, including lifting, carrying and pushing. Willing to undertake training in relevant policies and procedures, including Health & Safety (e.g. COSHH, Fire Safety and PAT testing).
  • Ability to work amongst young people with behavioral, emotional and social difficulties Ability to liaise with visitors, contractors and others in a diplomatic manner.

For further information please download the application pack below.

Closing date: 9am 10 December 2021

Interview: w/c 13 December 2021

Safeguarding Statement:

Lawn Manor Academy 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. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Please note:  Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children then at least one referee must be from this employment regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

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