Vacancy: General Assistant

The Mead at Wingfield
Job reference
Closing date
24 May 2022 at 9.00am
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
As soon as possible
Contract type
Grade B (£9.50 per hour)
10.00am - 2.00pm Monday to Friday (term time only)
Church Lane, Wingfield BA14 9LW
Role overview
The Mead at Wingfield is truly a hidden gem; nestled in the heart of Wingfield village on the outskirts of Trowbridge, 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 would like to appoint a General Assistant / Cleaner to support the Wingfield site on a temporary basis. For the successful candidate, this exciting role offers the opportunity to be part of a high functioning Housekeeping team, and will involve:
• Cleaning all areas of the school
• 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)

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.

How to apply
To apply for this role, you must send the following items to by the above closing date and time. Any applications that do not include all of this information will be incomplete and we won't be able to consider them:
1. A completed application form
2. A letter detailing any additional information
Other information
We’d love to show you around our lovely school. If you would like to come and visit us, please call the school office on 01225 759273 to make an appointment.

Candidate Briefing Pack >

Application Form >

Equality & Diversity Form >

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.

Child Protection Policy >

Code of Conduct >

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:

  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • Dedicated weekly planning time which Teaching Assistants are paid to attend
  • 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 when they need it most