Vacancy: General Assistant / Cleaner (2 vacancies)

River Mead School
Job reference
Closing date
11 February 2022 at 9.00am
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
1 March 2022
Contract type
Grade B, Spinal Point 1 - £9.25 per hour (pay award pending)
There are two positions available, with negotiable hours between 3pm and 6pm, Monday – Friday
Lowbourne, Melksham, SN12 7ED
Role overview
The Mead Trust is seeking to appoint two General Assistant / Cleaners as part of our Housekeeping Team, based at River Mead School in Melksham. The role will involve:
• Hoovering, mopping & sweeping
• Emptying litter bins
• Polishing & dusting
• Identifying premises defects and supporting the Premises Manager in undertaking repairs
• Completing necessary actions in event of bad weather or emergency (eg putting down salt and clearing paths in winter)
(NOTE: Designated areas include toilets and showers.)
The various duties will vary between term-time and closure periods, which are 5 INSET Days a year and 2 weeks of deep cleaning during school holidays.
We would love to hear from you if you are:
• Inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way
• Positive and friendly
• Able to build good relationships with staff and children
• Happy to get ‘stuck in’, and work hard as part of a vibrant, supportive school team
• Qualified in First Aid, or willing to train
• Aware of COSHH regulations, or willing to train
• Willing to attend regular training updates on safeguarding / child protection
Other information
We’d love to show you around either – or both! – of our lovely school sites. 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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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
  • PSA supervision through Collaborative Schools Limited
  • 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