School Caretaker in leading independent Prep School in Surrey

from Hall Grove School

Vacancy Posted 7 months ago
Job Vacancy
Deadline: 19 January 2024
Salary: Competitive depending on experience (likely starting salary £20-25,000 per annum)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Surrey Heath
School Caretaker in leading independent Prep School in Surrey - Hall Grove School

School Caretaker in leading independent Prep School in Surrey



Reporting to: Headteacher 

Hours: Term-time and 10 weeks in the holiday
1100 – 1900 Monday to Friday

Salary: Competitive depending on experience (starting salary likely £20,000 – 25,000 per annum).  Package includes meals. 

We are seeking a proactive, adaptable, enthusiastic and trustworthy individual to join our team to help maintain an attractive, clean, safe and secure school environment.  This role is key to the smooth running of the school. 

Hall Grove is a family-owned school with a family ethos at its heart. Our school values are the foundation of everything we do. We encourage children to ‘have a go’ and challenge themselves, and to explore the full curriculum to find out the things they love in life, and what they can achieve.  We benefit from extensive grounds and make use of the outdoors as much as the indoors. To better understand the unique learning environment that is Hall Grove School, all applicants are strongly encouraged to visit our website prior to applying. 

The successful candidate will be working in the heart of the school.  Hall Grove is committed to safeguarding, keeping children safe from harm and promoting their welfare. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended) and full safeguarding checks will be undertaken prior to appointment. 

The school is committed to equal opportunities, welcoming applications from all those who meet the essential requirements of the role. 


  • Conduct regular inspections of the school premises to identify areas in need of maintenance, repairs or improvements. 
  • Respond promptly to any maintenance requests or emergencies throughout the day 
  • Carry out general repairs, including plumbing, painting, carpentry and electrical tasks. 
  • Assist with and/or take responsibility for specific DIY projects within the school. 
  • Ensure safe use and storage of DIY equipment and materials. 
  • Keep accurate records of maintenance activities, including competed tasks and inventory management. 
  • Liaise with external maintenance contractors where necessary. 
  • Assist with the set up of classrooms, meetings and events, including furniture arrangement and equipment set-up. 
  • Monitor and maintain the cleanliness of all school areas, including classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, offices, halls and outdoor spaces. 
  • Respond promptly to any cleaning requests or emergencies throughout the day 
  • Liaise with the team regarding the replenishment of cleaning supplies.  Ensure safe storage of cleaning equipment and materials. 
  • Be responsible for water safety checks, flushing the system at intervals, keeping records. 
  • Perform duties in line with Health and Safety Regulations. 
  • Traffic and parking management duties as required. 
  • Turning on and off of lighting to ensure the premises are sufficiently well-lit. 
  • Such other tasks as arise and are appropriate to the role. 
  • Attend training courses and INSET as required 
  • Safeguarding. All staff have the responsibility for safeguarding children and this is a key part of the role. 


  • Knowledge of general repair and maintenance tasks, including carpentry, plumbing and electrical work. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently. 
  • Flexible work approach and ability to prioritise tasks effectively. 
  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact with staff, pupils and external contractors. 
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations and willingness to ensure compliance. 
  • Physically fit and capable of performing manual labour tasks as required. 
  • Willingness to work additional hours as required, by agreement. 

Personal characteristics required: Determined. Selfless. Self-starter with the ability to manage own time and prioritise tasks given. Careful and safety conscious, with attention to detail. A team player.  Energetic. Organised. Trustworthy. Happy to work indoors and outdoors. Loyal. Fit and healthy. Ability to compromise.  

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