Caretaker/Cleaner - Stokenham Area Primary School

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £10.60 - £11.70 per hour (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

Stokenham Primary School are looking to appoint a motivated, reliable and enthusiastic Caretaker/Cleaner to work 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am - 4pm Friday at Stokenham Area Primary School.

The Caretaker/Cleaner is responsible for ensuring a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the school every day during term time, as well as additional cleaning when the school is closed.

We are looking for someone who is a hands-on person, committed and practical and who is able to work both independently and as part of a team.

The role includes:
• Being a key holder and willing to be called out should an emergency arise;
• Maintaining and ensuring a safe and clean learning and working environment across the school and grounds;
• Ensuring that all services and utilities are functional;
• Looking after the outdoor swimming pool;
• Assist in ensuring that all Health and Safety regulations are complied with;
• Moving furniture and equipment as required;
• Assist in ensuring the adequate security of buildings at all times.

You will need to be organised, able to manage your time and prioritise the workload, with good communication skills and the ability to work on maintenance tasks such as painting, plumbing, basic building work and gardening. This role is physical and you may be required to work outside in all weathers throughout the year.

We can offer full training and support within the role, as well as the opportunity to develop within the Federation. You will also benefit from an annual leave entitlement of 25 working days and a pension scheme. Recognised continuous local government service gives you an entitlement to five additional days leave after five years, one extra day's leave after 10 years, a second day after 15 years and a third day after 20 years. Bank and public holidays are additional to the above entitlements.

Stokenham Area Primary School is set in spacious grounds flanked with mature trees, with a woodland stream safely running through the site. Our facilities include a heated swimming pool, climbing wall, climbing equipment, on site kitchen, sports field and a covered area for outside play for our smallest children. We have seven classes starting in Foundation Stage going through to Year 6.

The South Hams Federation is made up of five Devon maintained primary schools, all in South Devon - Modbury, Loddiswell, Stokenham, Malborough with South Huish and Kingsbridge. We believe that our Federation of Schools is a great place to work. We have amazing people working here, our staff are passionate and committed, working together to strive for excellence in education, expecting high standards from our students and themselves.

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 further information, an application form and job description, please contact Helen Leather by emailing
Please apply by noon on the closing date.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Schools
  • Work LocationSouth HamsDevon
  • Work Postcode

    TQ7 2SJ

  • Reference


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

  • Salary Details

    £10.60 - £11.70 per hour (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week, 52 weeks per annum

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required