Vacancy: Housekeeping Supervisor

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
9am on 7 June 2022
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
1 September 2022
Contract type
Grade E, Spinal Point 6 - £10.39 per hour
32 – 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Exact timings are negotiable, but the post holder will be required to work a split shift of approximately 8.00am – 12.30pm and 4.00pm – 6.30pm each day
Hackett Place, Hilperton BA14 7GN
Role overview
We have a vacancy for a Housekeeping Supervisor based at The Mead Primary School (Hilperton). Working within a cross-Trust team of other Supervisors, and with the Housekeeping staff on site at the school, the post holder will:
• Support the children when needed (eg: first aid, administering medication, playground duty if cover is required)
• Maintain all areas of the school buildings in a clean, tidy and hygienic condition
• Assist in the organisation and completion of major periodic cleaning activities
• Be responsible for the care and proper use of cleaning equipment and materials
• Ensure the security of the buildings during the course of your duties including acting as a keyholder, setting and immobilising school alarms appropriately
• Respond to emergency calls / provide support in holidays when necessary
• Supervise and organise programmes of work for housekeeping staff
• Report any breakdowns, defects etc. within the school
• Check the school heating, electricity and water systems and maintain the necessary records in accordance with the recognised systems
• Execute daily and weekly Health and Safety checklist

Reporting to the School Business Manager, this newly-created role will be crucial to the day-to-day running of the school. It will be a great fit for 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
• Happy to work in a team, as well as being able to use your own initiative
• Friendly and welcoming
• Able to organise, prioritise and work under your own initiative
• Flexible, with a hands-on-approach to all tasks
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 Mead's 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.

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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:

  • 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
  • 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 whenever they need it