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Caretaker 3 (Danehill Primary School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/49421/10441
  • Published: Fri 25/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/10/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 8
  • Salary: £18,933 - £19,312 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: RH17 7JB

Job introduction

Hours of work: 8 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time
(As the position is part-time, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Monday 5 October 2020

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Danehill Primary School
School Lane, Danehill
RH17 7JB

Phone: 01825 790388
Email: office@danehill.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: http://www.danehillcepschool.org
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

About the role

We are a thriving and successful Church of England rural school just on the border of Haywards Heath in the Ashdown Forest. 

We are looking for a Caretaker to work eight hours per week, we can offer flexibility on the hours worked depending on the tasks that are required. 

You will be a friendly and caring person who can communicate easily with a wide range of audiences e.g. parents, governors, staff, pupils and contractors.

You would be responsible for:

  •  ensuring the emergency opening and closing of school premises and grounds. Where possible, ensure access in the event of snow, flooding or other emergency situations.
  • carrying out non-specialist building maintenance work, e.g. plumbing, glazing, carpentry, decorating etc., where such work is agreed as being within the reasonable capacity of normal handyperson/DIY Skills with strict adherence to Health and Safety regulations.
  • maintaining the building cleaning standards in accordance with the Local Authority's building cleaning standards.  E.g. removing all internal refuse to the collection point, replenish consumable items such as soap and paper towels.
  • during school closure periods you would undertake various jobs which it is difficult to do while the children are in school.

You will need to manage your own workload by prioritising to meet deadlines whilst also ensuring that lower priority jobs are kept up to date.

You will be able to work in an organised and methodical manner and have previous experience of completing property maintenance tasks. 

We are a friendly team of supportive colleagues who all work well together in a close knit community.  

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.  If you are interested in this position, we highly recommend that you come and meet the Business Manager, Rebecca Reed, who will be delighted to give you a tour of our school and discuss the position.

Please contact the school office on 01825 790388 to arrange an appointment or for any further information.

Closing date for application is Monday 5 October 2020 and interviews will likely take place on Monday 12 October 2020.

Additional information

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Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/49421/10441
  • Published: Fri 25/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/10/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 8
  • Salary: £18,933 - £19,312 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: RH17 7JB