Vacancy: Cleaner / General Assistant

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
9.000am on 24 January 2023
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
To be confirmed
Contract type
Grade B - £10.50 per hour
2.5 hours per day, working 4.00pm - 6.30pm Monday to Friday with 2 weeks deep cleaning in the holidays throughout the year
Hackett Place, Hilperton BA14 7GN
Role overview
Would you like to be part of our team? Do you enjoy cleaning and making things look ‘shiny and sparkly’ and take pride in your work? If so, we may just have the role for you!
How to apply

Other information
We are seeking to appoint a Cleaner / General Assistant to support the Hilperton site as part of our Housekeeping Team. The role will involve cleaning all areas of the school, including:
• Hoovering and mopping
• Polishing and dusting
• Emptying litter bins
• Using powered equipment (e.g. vacuum cleaners, polishers) where appropriate
• Detecting and reporting premises defects
• Undertaking any necessary action in event of bad weather or emergency (eg putting down salt and clearing paths in winter)

No experience is necessary, as full training will be given for the right person. You just need to be energetic, enthusiastic and reliable. The core hours of this post are in the evening (4.00 - 6.30pm), but it would be advantageous if the post holder had some flexibility to work additional hours, if needed. Access to own vehicle is also desirable, but not essential.
Please refer to the candidate brief for details on how to apply for this role.
We’d love to show you around our school. If you would like to come and visit us, please call the school office on 01225 759273 to make an appointment.

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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 online (including 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 and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance whenever they need it
  • Generous employer contributions to the Local Authority Pension Scheme