Vacancy: General Assistant / Cleaner (October 2021)

The Mead Primary School (Wingfield site)
Job reference
Closing date
27 October 2021 at 9.00am
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
1 November 2021 - or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type
Grade B, Spinal Point 1 - £9.25 per hour
12.00pm - 6.00pm Monday to Friday, term time only (plus two weeks)
Role overview
The Mead at Wingfield is truly a hidden gem; nestled in the heart of Wingfield village, the school is located within extensive and beautiful grounds. The strong family feel and sense of community which has been established by our children, parents and staff is wonderful. Working closely with The Mead School in Hilperton, we strive to ensure that Wingfield maintains its small, nurturing village feel, while benefitting from access to larger school ambitions and resources which enables exceptional teaching and learning for our children.
We are seeking to appoint a General Assistant / Cleaner / MDSA to support the Wingfield site as part of our Housekeeping Team. For the successful candidate, this exciting development offers the opportunity to be part of a high functioning team. The role will involve:
- Cleaning all areas of the school
- Transporting school meals from our Hilperton site to Wingfield (for this reason, access to your own vehicle is essential)
- Supporting the lunch staff with setting and up clearing down the hall
- Serving meals
- Supervising and monitoring pupils at lunchtime
- Cleaning, washing and sweeping
- Emptying litter bins
- Polishing and dusting
- Using powered equipment (eg. vacuum cleaners, polishers) where appropriate
- Detecting and reporting premises defects
- Supporting the Premises Manager in undertaking repairs allowing for priorities, paying particular attention to Health & Safety
- Undertaking any necessary action in event of bad weather or emergency (eg putting down salt and clearing paths in winter)
- Any other duties which reasonably fall within the role of the postholder
To be successful and effective in this role, you will need to be:
- Highly organised
- Able to follow direction and use initiative
- Positive, creative and energetic
- Able to take personal responsibility for your own actions
- Able to build trust and mutual respect between pupils, families and staff
- Committed to your own continuing professional development
You'll also need a good health record and a good and appropriate sense of humour.
Other information
Unfortunately we are currently unable to support visits, but the Job Description on the right will give you a real ‘feel’ for our ethos, vision and values. If you’ve got questions after reading the document, please email

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

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 excellent working environment, with access to all the resources you will need to create exceptional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to work and plan collaboratively with experienced colleagues from across The Trust
  • Warm, enthusiastic and friendly children who are keen to learn and deserve the best
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • A commitment to high quality professional development and career progression
  • A basic Zoom account
  • The opportunity to increase your skills and knowledge through a National College training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free, whenever you want them
  • A buddy for all of our new staff, who provide support for as long as is needed to help our starters become a part of the Mead family as quickly as possible
  • Access to a comprehensive staff portal, to make it quick and easy to get to everything you need in one place