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Salary: 19312 to 20092 Pro Rata
Location: Strensall
Company: Ebor Academy Trust
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Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy, Strensall, York

30 hours per week, term time plus two weeks in the school holidays

Full time salary £19,312 - £20,092, actual salary £14,115 - £14,685, pay award pending

About the Trust

Ebor Academy Trust is a family of schools located across North and East Yorkshire, York and the Humber region. Our vision is to deliver high quality, rich and engaging education for all our learners and we believe that all of our staff have a vital part to play in achieving that goal. We genuinely seek to live our values of Excellence, Belonging, Opportunity and Respect, which underpin all we do, and we believe that all staff in or school communities have a vital part to play in achieving our goals.

About the role

The Caretaker role is a term time only position with two additional weeks to be worked duing the school holidays.

As a Caretaker, you will ensure that the school’s buildings and grounds are in proper working order, maintaining a safe working environment for all users of the facility. Carrying out minor repairs and reporting any faults which require specialist help, you will maintain the grounds and ensure the premises are clean and rubbish is collected. You will assist in the cleaning duties around the school buildings.

The role also involves being responsible for the security of the buildings, carrying out security checks and ensuring all fire safety and health and safety regulations are adhered to.

Day to day responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: emptying waste bins, opening and locking the school, small DIY jobs around the school, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping floors and cleaning, disinfecting and wiping the premises. You will be working both inside and outside in the school grounds.

The job requirements

We are looking for someone who has good DIY skills and a knowledge of the basic maintenance required for school premises. With a good level of practical skills in areas such as buildings and grounds maintenance, manual handling techniques, safe use of power tools and electrical safety, you will also have an understanding of, and a commitment to, the safeguarding of children.

A flexible person who can work to deadlines, you will be able to communicate well with children, school staff, contractors and visitors.

Working with us

All new starters with the Trust receive a thorough induction programme, followed by a programme of training which is essential to the role. But it doesn't stop there, all staff receive development on an ongoing basis and we encourage the learning of new skills should you wish to develop your career with the Trust further.

The Trust is striving to be an inclusive and diverse organisation, where everyone feels able to be themselves and experiences a strong sense of belonging. The Trust wholeheartedly supports the principle of equality and diversity in employment and opposes all forms of unfair or unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sex. We encourage and support the recruitment, retention and career development of people from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds and seek to develop a community of staff that accurately represents society as a whole. All applications for employment with the Trust will be considered against the criteria outlined in the person specification for the position advertised.

Closing date: 31st October 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

For any enquiries please contact Helen Smith, School Business Manager, at

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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