Site Caretaker - Glendinning Academy (Wave Multi Academy Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Part Time
  • D18 - D22 £20,645 - £22,794 pro rata (£10.70 - £11.81 per hour depending on spine point)

Reports To: Estate Manager

About the role
Required to start as soon as possible.
We are seeking an organised and self-motivated individual to provide a high standard of premises maintenance at our Glendinning academy (based in Newton Abbot).
In term time, typical working hours are 2.30pm - 6.30pm, Monday - Friday. In school holidays, the hours change to daytime hours, typically 8.30am - 12.30pm. These hours can be flexible to suit the individual and the business.

About you
Are you an enthusiastic team player with a good standard of practical knowledge, skills and experience of building maintenance work in a school or similar environment? Can you demonstrate general working skills in carpentry, fixing locks, electrical, plumbing, drainage and painting and decorating?

What you will be doing
As the site caretaker, you will be part of our essential Estates Team ensuring that our buildings are maintained to a high quality and kept in a safe working condition. A good working knowledge/understanding of the challenges of maintaining an educational setting would be beneficial. You will be provided with tools and resources.

You’ll also
- Have knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety polices & regulations;
- Plan and prioritise work including ordering materials and equipment with your line manager;
- Use IT systems to communicate and record information;
- Interact with staff, pupils and parents in a friendly and professional manner;
- Organise and oversee contractors carrying out works on site;
- Be an integral member of a dedicated Estates team to ensure that our academies are a safe environment.

For a full list of duties, please see the full job description.

About Wave
Wave Multi Academy Trust delivers education to pupils across Devon & Cornwall. Our vision is to significantly change pupil’s lives for the better.
Our academies provide the following:
- Mainstream education for pupils who are designated as disengaged;
- Education for pupils unable to attend school due to medical reasons;
- Education for pupils with social interaction and communication needs including those on the Autism Spectrum and Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
At Wave, we are committed to progressing the social, emotional and academic outcomes for all of our students to enable them to achieve their true potential. The Trust educates over 1,000 pupils and employs over 350 members of staff.

Our values
We believe that our values empower our young people to succeed; they are at the core of everything we do and embody what we are looking for when we seek to recruit new staff.
For further information on our values and about us, please visit

Work for Wave: What’s in it for you?
- Pension Scheme;
- Employee Assistance Programme;
- Counselling;
- Occupational Health Services;
- Professional Development & Training;
- Salary depending on experience;
- Cycle to Work Scheme;
- Tech Scheme;
- Free Will Writing Benefit;
- Health & Wellbeing Champion;
- Company sick pay dependent on service;
- Free refreshments in workplace.

If you feel this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Estates Manager on 07818 015535 or

For any general questions, email

Wave MAT is dedicated to the safeguarding of children and Safer Recruitment Procedures will be followed. The position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

To apply, please use our application form available on Vacancies - Wave MAT.
Your completed application form should be returned, along with the equal opportunities form, to
Please apply by noon on the closing date.
Interview Date: to be arranged

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode

    TQ12 4HD

  • Reference


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

  • Salary Details

    D18 - D22 £20,645 - £22,794 pro rata (£10.70 - £11.81 per hour depending on spine point)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypePart Time
  • Hours

    20 hours per week(during term time - PM start, during school holidays - day time)

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required