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DistingtonCommunity School

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Permanent, Part Time Janitor 15 hours per week Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm


Point 6 – Full time salary £21,968 (£11.38 per hour)


Required  to start asap

Job Purpose

To be responsible for the effective supervision, security and operation of the premises.

Key Tasks

  • Cleaning duties
  • Security of premises and key holding.
  • Ensuring the satisfactory heating of the premises and the economic use of fuel for heating purposes.
  • Replacing (to a safe height) electric lamps and tubes.
  • Laying out, clearing and stacking furniture.
  • General handyperson duties.
  • Replenishment of supplies in toilets.
  • Making arrangements and preparing for Community and other after hours use as and when decided by the Head and Governing Body – subject to reasonable notice being given.
  • Making arrangements for emergency maintenance outside normal office hours.
  • Reporting defects to responsible person.
  • Cleaning of external areas.
  • Leaves – seasonally
  • Litter/broken glass – daily as needs arise
  • Treatment of pathways and steps with salt, grit and sand during periods of ice and snow.
  • Clearing of drains and gulleys
  • Collecting litter from high fire risk areas.
  • Checking of emergency exit doors – ease of opening.
  • External inspection of buildings from ground level, looking for early warning of problems with rainwater spouts etc.
  • Building maintenance tasks
  • Checking (to a safe height) spouts and downspouts
  • Clearing outlets on single story flat roofs where there is internal access
  • Minor maintenance of site fencing
  • Minor painting and decorating.
  • Available for duty and accepting responsibility during periods when contractors and suppliers need to be on site – subject to reasonable notice being given.
  • Monitoring standards of internal cleanliness of buildings by reference to cleaning specification; reporting unacceptable cleaning standards to the Headteacher.
  • Other duties in support of the school as decided by the Headteacher.

Qualifications / Training / competences

· Willingness to undertake induction training · Cleaning and support services NVQ Level 1 OR equivalent experience or equivalent qualification. Or willingness to train to achieve these.

Relevant experience: Handyperson or DIY skills


· Willingness to gain knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical and decorating repair procedures. · Willingness to learn Health & Safety procedures and precautions. · Willingness to learn COSHH regulations. · Awareness of health & hygiene procedures. · Knowledge of moving and handling procedures. · Ability to work as part of a team. · Willingness to use relevant equipment. · Ability to relate well to children and adults. · Willingness to gain knowledge of cleaning procedures required to meet specified cleaning standard

Distington Community School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children, so therefore the post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and excellent professional references will be sought.

Further information and application packs and are available from Mr Barnes via e-mail or via our school website


Visits to the school are highly recommended and will be warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office on 01946 830526 to arrange a visit.


Closing date is Monday 9th January 2023

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 11th January 2023