Havering Schools Jobs

School Keeper

  • Employer: Newtons Primary
  • Reference: SCH/24/281239
Grade 3 Point 5 - 9
Newtons Primary School
Closing on 31/05/2024 at 12:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Permanent | Full Time
35 hours per week.

Newtons Primary School

Lowen Road, Rainham, Essex RM13 8QR

Telephone: 01708 558613

Executive Head Teacher: Mrs H McClenaghan 

Headteacher: Mrs A Argire

Email: office@newtons.havering.sch.uk        

Website: www.newtons.havering.sch.uk


School Keeper

Hours: 35 hours per week, 7 hours per day - with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break.  6am to 2pm or 10am to 6pm to be agreed with the Site Manager/Headteacher

Contract:  Permanent.  Full time: working all year round including school holidays with an annual holiday entitlement of 25 days plus all public Bank Holidays and 1 extra statutory day.  Holiday leave to be agreed with the Headteacher - leave could be either term time or school holiday time.

Grade: Grade 3 Spinal Point 5 - 9

Pro Rata Salary: £26,279 - £27,901 p.a. (FTE £27,030 - £28,698 p.a.)

Contract:  Permanent 

Required:  June 2024


Newtons Primary School is part of The Growing Together Federation. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, efficient, friendly and reliable School Keeper to join our team at Newtons Primary School and work alongside our Site Manager.

This is an all year round post that includes working during the school holidays and may include some unsociable hours to cover parent’s evenings and occasional school events.

The main responsibilities of the School Keeper include:

  • Health & Safety - ensuring that the school complies with all relevant H&S regulations and advising of any contraventions.
  • Basic internal and external maintenance and repairs including decorating
  • Being a keyholder and maintaining site safety and security in accordance with school policies and procedures
  • To provide cleaning/mop up duties (including bodily fluids) during the school day and attend to daily emergency repairs/breakages etc. Occasional site cleaning including cleaning at height
  • To refill and replace relevant consumables across the entire site eg toilet tissue, hand towels, soap, paper supply to copiers etc. Ensure that toilets and washroom facilities are clean and fully equipped during the whole school day.
  • Portering – to provide a porterage service around the school as required and assist with receipt, distribution, collection and dispatch of goods as directed.
  • Gardening and external maintenance works
  • Deal with site / premises based emergencies & hazards


Please apply online.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 31st May 2024 (12 noon)

Interviews will take place on:  TBC

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Everybody who works for the school is expected to share and promote this commitment and to have, or acquire, the relevant abilities, skills and knowledge to carry it out.


Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

How to apply

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Further information on this vacancy

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