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General Assistant

(Job Reference RM/GA)




River Mead School

Closing date:

9.00am on Monday 26th October 2020

Interview date:

To be confirmed

2.5 hours per day, 11.00am – 1.30pm, term time only plus 3 weeks.
An additional 0.5 hour per day is required on a temporary basis to be worked from 10.30am during this current climate


£9.25 per hour

Role overview:

River Mead School is a nurturing and friendly primary school, with a growing nursery on site and a Resource base for children with complex learning needs; River Mead is part of the wider family of the The Mead Academy Trust. For the successful candidate, this exciting development offers the opportunity to be part of a high functioning team.

We are seeking to appoint a General Assistant to start ASAP. The role will involve working as part of the premises team, and also supporting the MDSA team at lunchtimes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • General cleaning, washing & sweeping, emptying litter bins
  • Using powered equipment (e.g. vacuum cleaners, polishers) where appropriate
  • To detect and report premises defects
  • To undertake minor repairs, general housekeeping duties and checks allowing for priorities, paying particular attention to Health & Safety
  • Setting up and cleaning in the lunch hall
  • Supporting children in the lunch hall and/or in the play ground
  • Any other duties which reasonably fall within the role of the postholder

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrate high standards of personal organisation
  • Be able to follow direction and use initiative
  • Highly positive and energetic
  • Relish accountability and take personal responsibility for own actions
  • Able to build trust and mutual respect between pupils, families and staff
  • A good health record
  • Good and appropriate sense of humour

The Job Reference for this post is RM/GA

About the Mead Academy Trust