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Assistant School Keeper

Vacancy Summary
The James Oglethorpe Primary School
Grade 1/2 points 1 – 5
The James Oglethorpe Primary School
Working Pattern:
Part Time
17.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
16/09/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description


Ashvale Gardens, Upminster, Essex, RM14 3NB

Telephone: 01708 225 202

Email: office@jamesoglethorpe.havering.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs H Durrant


Assistant School Keeper

Hours: 17.5 hour per week (3.5 hours daily, 3.00 - 6.30pm) Monday to Friday

Salary: Grade 1/2 points 1 – 5. £9,772 to £10,496 pro rata amount (£20,103 to £21,591 F/T amount)

Start Date: Required for as soon as possible

Contract: Permanent


We have a vacancy for an Assistant School Keeper within our site team.

NB: If the School Keeper is absent the Assistant School Keeper may be asked to provide site support cover.


Job Purpose and Context: An Assistant School Keeper will work as part of the site team and reports to the Site Keeper. The Assistant School Keeper assists the Site Manager to make sure our school site is safe, secure and ready for use by pupils, staff and other school users. The main responsibilities of an Assistant School Keeper will usually include:

  • Key Holding and supervising lettings in the evenings and at weekends
  • Daily cleaning responsibilities, including cleaning at height
  • Emergency or minor repairs and maintenance on the school site
  • Site Health and Safety and security
  • Portering which may include heavy lifting

Ideally, we are looking for someone fit, active and with basic DIY skills (decorating, carpentry etc) with previous experience of working in a school or a similar ‘hands on’ background. Your daily responsibilities will include working alongside the cleaning team with designated areas to clean within the school. We want someone who will commit to creating a safe, clean and tidy environment to help our pupils get on with the business of learning.


Visits to the school are welcome by appointment with the Headteacher.

Please apply online.

Closing date: Monday, 16th September at 12 noon

Interview date: Week beginning 23rd September


This post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.

Equal Opportunities
We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all.

Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The protection of our students from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our school, superseding any other considerations.

Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2018) guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a satisfactory disclosure. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the Council
How to apply
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