Havering Schools Jobs

Assistant Schoolkeeper

  • Employer: Rainham Village Primary School
  • Reference: SCH/24/282869
Grade 1/2 Points 2 - 5
Rainham Village Primary School and Nursery
Closing on 21/06/2024 at 12:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Permanent | Part Time
20 hours per week.

Rainham Village Primary School & Nursery

Upminster Road South


Essex RM13 9AA


01708 552482

Headteacher: Ms Helen Harrow


Assistant School Keeper

Grade 1/2 Points 2 – 5

20 hours per week (negotiable at interview) for 52 weeks per year

Actual Salary: £14,363 – £15,016 p.a


Start date to be confirmed

We are looking to appoint a flexible, enthusiastic and energetic school keeper to work in conjunction with our existing Site Team. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a range of school keeper duties. These would include opening and closing of premises, site security, portering, general maintenance, cleaning and assisting staff with site related issues. This role is for a minimum of four hours each day.

You should have a good range of DIY skills such as electrical work, decorating, minor plumbing and carpentry. You will have good communication skills as you will be liaising with contractors and tradesmen as well as students and staff. You should have an awareness of COSHH, safe manual handling practices and Health and Safety.

Duties may also include general cleaning, dealing with spillages, blockages, locking and unlocking the sites and any ad-hoc duties as required.

The site team work alongside The School Business Manager.

Assistant Site Keepers will work shifts of a minimum 4 hours each day, daily hours and start and finish times will be discussed at interview and you will be asked to occasionally cover additional shifts due to sickness and/or annual leave.

You will be expected to attend training relevant to the role.

Visits to the school are welcomed and would take place at the end of the school day, please contact the School Business Manager to make an appointment.

Please apply on-line previous applicants should not re-apply    

Closing date: Friday 21st June at noon.

Interviews: 1st July 2024.



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

To apply, please visit https://ats-haveringschools.jobsgopublic.com and submit your application by clicking the 'Apply Online' link below.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed