St John’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   In order to ensure this, our recruitment and selection policy is in accordance with both local and national guidance.  Applicants will be required to complete the official application form.  CV’s will not be accepted in place of the application form.  For further details please read our Safer Recruitment Policy.

Assistant Caretaker

The school are looking to recruit a full time Assistant Caretaker to join our friendly team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable, multi-skilled, proactive and organised Assistant Caretaker to join the school’s Facilities team.

Role: To contribute to the smooth running of the school by carrying out a range of duties as directed by the Site Manager. These will include security and supervision of the site and related equipment. There will be an emphasis on cleaning and DIY maintenance tasks, porterage and other manual duties will be involved.

The hours of employment are Monday to Friday 7.00am to 5.00pm or 9.00am to 7pm on a weekly rotating shift basis, plus some additional working hours to meet operational needs, for example school open events or school performances.

This post is on a 52 week per year contract with 24 days paid leave plus bank holidays.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Security and supervision
  • Cleaning
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Regular maintenance checks
  • Traffic Management
  • Porterage
  • Maintenance and Health & Safety
  • Plumbing, plaster repairs, glazing and painting work.

Previous similar experience in the maintenance trade is desirable but not essential as training will be given. You should be able to demonstrate good literacy and numeracy skills and be able to relate well to pupils, other staff and parents, interacting with them in a friendly and approachable manner. A cheerful, flexible approach, the ability to prioritise, with a can-do attitude and good DIY skills are essential.

Please apply using the Facilities Staff Application form.

If you have a disability and need any assistance with the application process, or require the Application Form in large font please contact the School Office who will be happy to help with this.  Please use the application pack to apply and return by e-mail to