Caretaker - St Marys C. of E. Primary School

  • Multiple Locations
  • Part Time
  • £9.99 - £10.39 per hour depending on experience

United Schools Federation is looking for a part time caretaker, working at St Marys C. of E. Primary School,  Elliotts Hill, Brixton, Plymouth PL8 2AG.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable and committed person to assist in the care for the buildings and premises. An immediate start is available (on completion of satisfactory DBS check).  You will be part of a team ensuring a safe, clean and well-maintained school environment for all staff and children, working under the direction of the United Schools Federations Premises Manager.

This post is a permanent position, working 20 hours per week over five days, 52 week Contract. Afternoons/early evenings are required, eg 2.30pm to 6.30pm although there may be some flexibility with the number of hours each day, as agreed with the Premises Manager. Additional hours may be available as necessary.  Ideally we would like the appointed candidate to work split shift- Mornings "unlocking"  plus Afternoons / evening shift, but this would not be a deal breaker for right candidate.  You will need the ability to travel according to the needs of the job, with reasonable adjustments, if required, according to the Equality Act, as you may be ask to occasionally visit other schools within the United School Federation. 

The ability to complete physical work and be able to use tools to complete minor maintenance tasks is essential. Work will be both inside or outside dependant on the task. You will be responsible for grounds tasks; general maintenance; site security; and Health and Safety. Further details of the type of tasks are detailed in the Post Job Description. There is an additional 2 hours per week cleaning available, if desired, for shared used community hall.     

Our whole team is motivated, hard-working and dedicated and we value a new colleague who is reliable and enthusiastic, highly organised, with a great sense of humour, who will participate fully in school life.  Our highly successful federation is a popular choice with children, parents and staff and our schools boast a friendly and welcoming environment.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires a DBS disclosure.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

For an informal discussion or if you have any questions please contact the United Schools Federation Premises Manager, Mr James Clayden on 07402209326 or email:  

Please return your completed application form to Please apply using DCC application Form to: Mr James Clayden, Premises Manager, St Michaels C. of E. Primary School, Church Street, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3BQ  or email to 

Interview Date: w/c 3rd October 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Schools
  • Work LocationPlymouthSouth HamsDevon
  • Work Postcode

    PL8 2AG

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupManual (Caretaking/Cleaning/Driving/Catering/

  • Salary Details

    £9.99 - £10.39 per hour depending on experience

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypePart Time
  • Hours

    20 hours per week, 52 weeks per annum

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required