Vacancy: Afternoon Cleaner / General Assistant (September 2022)

The Mead Primary School (Hilperton)
Job reference
Closing date
12 October 2022 at 9.00am
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
31 October 2022
Contract type
Grade B - £9.50 per hour
Our preferred hours are 4.00pm – 6.30pm Monday to Friday term-time only, but we can be flexible for the right candidate. There will be an additional two weeks’ deep cleaning during school holidays each year.
Hackett Place, Hilperton, BA14 7GN
Role overview
We’re proud of our exceptional team of skilled, dedicated staff and recognise that every single person makes a difference, every single day. We will give full training to the right person, as we believe strongly that it’s much more about attitude and approach than it is about experience. As a result, we welcome applications from people who are passionate about working with children and doing a great job every time, no matter what their background is.
How to apply

Other information
We have a vacancy for an Afternoon Cleaner / General Assistant to work at The Mead Primary School in Hilperton. The role will involve cleaning the school, including:
• Hoovering and mopping
• Polishing and dusting
• Emptying litter bins
• Using powered equipment (e.g. vacuum cleaners, polishers) where needed
• Spotting and reporting premises defects
• Taking action in event of bad weather or emergency (for example, putting down salt and clearing paths in winter)

To be really effective in this role, you’ll be someone who is:
• Energetic and enthusiastic
• Reliable
• Conscientious
• Able to follow direction, as well as work from your own initiative

It would be an added bonus if you had some flexibility to work additional hours, if need be, and access to your own vehicle.
Please read the Candidate Brief for all the details on how to apply for this role
We welcome visits to the school. Please email if you would like to arrange a visit

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This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. 

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published on social media platforms as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current KCSIE guidelines.

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What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance just whenever they need it