Maintenance Caretaker, East Sussex

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St Mary's School HoramEast Sussex

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Starting salary from £18,426
Contract term: Permanent

Maintenance Caretaker

St Mary’s School, Horam 

Single Status Grade 4 - Point 9-10

Full time (52 weeks per year), Permanent Position

37hrs per week Monday to Friday - Flexible working pattern (some split shifts & weekend working)

We are looking to recruit a Maintenance Caretaker at St Mary’s School, Horam, to provide a responsive caretaking and maintenance service, to supervise cleaning staff and to ensure high standards of caretaking/cleaning throughout the school site and provide a clean and safe environment for users of the school buildings, fleet and grounds.

The Maintenance Caretaker will ensure that the premises are maintained and cleaned to the highest standards. It is important to have the ability to deal with unexpected problems that may arise. The successful applicant will provide high quality support to the other assistant caretaker and will supervise cleaning staff. There are both regular maintenance and routine cleaning duties associated with this role. The post holder must be able to work effectively and supportively as a member of the school team. Applicants should have a willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities offered by the school to further knowledge. Good IT skills for communicating, reporting, contacting contractors, accessing the school and maintaining records would be an advantage. They will also need the ability to work effectively within an environment where pupils may display challenging behaviour. 

The successful candidate will be joining an Academy Trust that continues to be ambitious in its drive to improve outcomes for pupils. They will be joining a highly dedicated and professional staff team and will be part of a supportive working and learning environment, where professional development is highly valued.

We welcome visits to our school and if you would like to see us prior to submitting an application please contact Jane Woodfine, the school secretary, to arrange a visit.  Alternatively, if you wish to have an informal discussion with Paul Murphy, Head of School, this can also be arranged.  Please contact us on 01435 812278 or by email on

For an application pack, please visit the vacancy section of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust website here: 

Closing date for completed applications is by midday, Thursday 20 June 2019.

Please send completed applications to 

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity' and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring Service (DBS).

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More about St Mary's School Horam
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 10 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Maynards Green, Horam, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0BT, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1435 812278
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