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GLC Gateway Academy: Caretaker

Type of Position:Caretaker
Academy:GLC Gateway Academy
Salary:GLC Pay Scale, Point 12 -16 £18,479 - £20,805
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Midday on 5th September 2022


Salary:         GLC Pay Scale, Point 12 -16 £18,479 - £20,805

Contract Type:                   37 hours per week/52 weeks per year

Contract Term:                  Full time, Permanent      

Place of Work:                   The Gateway Academy 

[The post holder may be required to work in any GLC Academy as reasonably required by the CEO, GLC Premises Officer]                                             

The Gateway Academy is the secondary provision within the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership between one secondary and four primary Academies located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London.

We are a vibrant, innovative and highly successful organisation: the place of choice to work and learn. Across the 5 Academies of the GLC, we pledge that everyone enjoys an equality of opportunity.  We work tirelessly to ensure that individual different characteristics including age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation are not discriminated against in any way.  We create environments characterised by mutual respect where difference is celebrated and where individual differences do not act as a barrier to success.

We are seeking to appoint a full time resourceful, reliable caretaker with initiative and a broad range of DIY skills necessary for the effective and efficient operation of site services, including central heating, cleaning, security, porterage, reallocation of furniture and equipment, minor repair and maintenance.  The position involves general day to day site duties, including key holding, site security, and small scale building works, repairs and painting.  

The successful candidate must be able to work on his/her own initiative, have excellent organisational skills, be extremely flexible, trustworthy and reliable with a positive approach to work - as is a sense of pride in the school environment.  The caretaker is responsible for ensuring the school buildings and premises are maintained to a high standard.  A key part of the role is ensuring the site is Health and Safety compliant and keeping appropriate records and logs. A valid driving licence would be an advantage.

You will work with the Site Manager to identify and manage cyclical and on-going maintenance priorities that ensure the safety of the site at all times.  It is a varied and busy role requiring flexibility, adaptability and a 'can do' approach to all tasks and you will enjoy building upon existing relationships to ensure the school has a strong bank of skilled contractors available; be able to prioritise tasks and be able to positively contribute ideas and solutions to problems that arise.

You will be willing to undertake training and we offer a full range of training courses for your professional development.

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.  Please email for an application pack. 

Applications should be submitted by midday on Monday, 5th September 2022

The Gateway Learning Community is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.  Following safer recruitment procedures the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure.  


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