Concordia Academy
Union Road Romford, London, England RM7 0HG
Start Date
As soon as possible
Grade 3 SCP 5-9 NJC Outer London (FTE £24,804 to £26,472)

About the Role

Do you want to join an outstanding new school looking to appoint an ambitious, efficient and proactive School Caretaker? Concordia Academy opened as a new free school in 2016. In September 2018, we moved to our superb new purpose-built site on Union Road in Romford.
We are offering you:
• The opportunity to work within an ambitious, successful and vibrant school with great staff and children who deserve the very best
• high quality support to ensure that you are successful
• opportunities to work across and with other schools in our highly successful Trust
• the opportunity to work in a brand new state-of-the-art building with excellent facilities
• A variety of CPD and progression opportunities for the future

About the Role:
This role could be a job share between two people or a single person could fulfil the entire role. There will be a three hour morning shift (from either 6am or 7am until 9am) and an afternoon shift of either five or six hours (from 12pm until 6pm or 1pm until 6). The hours and shifts may be negotiable for the right candidates.

The School Caretaker is responsible for the property and asset management of the school. Liaising daily with the School Business Manager and Headteacher on caretaking and site management issues such as:
• Ensuring the security of the school premises.
• Maintaining any machinery or plant within the school.
• Maintaining the internal and external fabric of the schools premises as a safe working environment.

What we are looking for:
We are looking to appoint one or two hardworking, skilled, dependable and self-motivated individual(s) to join our fantastic team. We require someone who will contribute to the smooth running of the school by organising and undertaking the caretaking, maintenance, cleaning and security of the school site, equipment and grounds. The successful candidate will have caretaking or general maintenance skills together with a knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and procedures. They will also be flexible in their approach, energetic and be keen to work as part of our school community. Background Information about the School

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Concordia Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

To arrange an informal discussion or visit please contact Miss Clarke, School Business Manager, via the school office on 01708 932710.

Closing Date
Applications will be assessed upon submission
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Miss Clarke, School Business Manager, using [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities,
• A competitive salary,
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.