School Housekeeper in leading independent Prep School in Surrey

from Hall Grove School

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School Housekeeper in leading independent Prep School in Surrey - Hall Grove School
Job Vacancy
Deadline: 19 January 2024
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Contract: Permanent
Location: Surrey Heath

School Housekeeper in leading independent Prep School in Surrey

HALL GROVE SCHOOL 

JOB DESCRIPTION – SCHOOL HOUSEKEEPER 

Reporting to: Headmaster 

Hours: Term-time only (plus 8 weeks in the holidays)
1100 – 1900 Monday to Friday

Salary: Competitive depending on experience 

We are seeking a proactive, adaptable, enthusiastic and trustworthy individual to join our team to help keep all areas of the School at a high level of cleanliness to provide an attractive, clean, safe and pleasant 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 www.hallgrove.co.uk 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. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor and maintain the cleanliness of all school areas, including classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, offices, halls and outdoor spaces. 
  • Ensuring that key school areas are cleaned daily, including toilets, halls, School Office, and other specific areas. 
  • Ensure that other areas of the school not requiring a daily clean are cleaned at appropriate intervals. 
  • Ensure that cleaning is carried out to a high standard. 
  • Vacuum carpeted areas and washing floors. Sweep uncarpeted areas. Empty and clean bins. Spot cleaning of spillages. Clean desks, seats and skirting boards. Clean sinks and toilet areas, and replenish toiletries. Mix and dispose of all cleaning materials appropriately and in accordance with health and safety regulations. Report any defects/hazards immediately. Ensure corridors and outside walkways remain clear and free of debris. (Non-exhaustive list) 
  • Assist with the cleaning of the boarding house as required, including laundry. 
  • 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. 
  • Perform duties in line with Health and Safety Regulations. 
  • Such other tasks as arise and are appropriate to the role. 
  • Safeguarding. All staff have the responsibility for safeguarding children and this is a key part of the role. 

 Requirements: 

  • Awareness of health and safety procedures, knowledge of cleaning materials (use, proper storage and disposal methods). 
  • Ability to manage time effectively, proactive with the ability to complete tasks to a high standard without direct supervision. 
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy. 
  • Flexible work approach and ability to prioritise tasks effectively. 
  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact with staff, pupils and external contractors. 
  • A reasonable level of fitness, ability to bend, push, pull and lift repetitively during working hours and to handle equipment or containers used for cleaning. 
  • Willingness to work additional hours as required, by agreement. 
  • Attend training courses and INSET as required 

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. 

How to apply?

Apply by Email

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