School Caretaker, Oxford (OX2)

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The Cherwell SchoolOxford (OX2)
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Start date: November/December 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 5: £16,781 – £17,772 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Caretaker - Day Shift

Permanent Position

Full Time (52 weeks per year) 24 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays 

37 hours per week (with occasional hours on an overtime basis)                                 Monday to Thursday; 7:00am – 2:30pm and Friday; 7:00am – 2:00pm 

Salary, Grade 5: £16,781 – £17,772 per annum

Start Date: November/December 2017

The Cherwell School is a high performing and oversubscribed comprehensive school in Oxford (1890 students on roll, including 540 in the Sixth Form). We achieved GCSE progress results in the top 10% of all schools in 2016. We are pleased that we hold an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted as we feel this is a fair reflection of the school, not least as we recognise that we have the capacity to develop and improve further. We consider ourselves to be ‘A Centre of Opportunity’ and we aim to make this a deeper reality for all of our students and staff in the years to come. Our aims are supported by our designation as a National Teaching School and by a number of school awards including Investors in People certification, the International Schools Award and the Inclusion Quality Mark. We are committed to the professional learning and career development of our staff and are a School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider as well as a lead National Teaching School within the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance. We take a lead role in the initial training and professional development of teachers and support staff, and work with other schools to contribute to the raising of standards.

We are looking for a caretaker to join our premises staff at The Cherwell School. The current team comprises 6 caretakers split over both sites, each holding dedicated shifts to support the daily operation of the school and the managing of the evening extra-curricular events.

The school is looking for a colleague who has experience of buildings maintenance in the last 5 years, or some experience of dedicated maintenance skills including; elementary plumbing, electrics, decoration, grounds work and light joinery (shelving etc).

The successful candidate will need to live within the local area of the school as they will be required to attend in the event of an emergency call out and will need to be a dedicated key holder for the school. The candidate will also be required to be part of the school’s Health and Safety management system which includes the recording of data on a regular basis, therefore written and verbal English is essential.

To find out more about the school and to download the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form for this role please visit our website: For further information about the post please contact Mary Maguire, HR Administrator on or 01865 518257.

To apply for this post, please submit a letter of application along with a CV including details of 2 referee's. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th November 2017 at 9am

Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 20th November 2017

The Cherwell School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Cherwell School is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.

The Cherwell School is an academy managed by The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500. Registered Office: The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, OXFORD OX2 7EE United Kingdom

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Address: Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7EE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 558719