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We would like to appoint a:


Full-time, permanent
Salary grade E: £22,369-£24,496

37 hours per week split shift (Monday to Friday, 7am start 6pm finish)
with some flexibility during school holiday periods. The post comes with onsite accommodation. The successful applicant will be expected to live onsite. A percentage
of wages is deducted at source for accommodation.

We are looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic, reliable and dedicated person. You will play a pivotal role in maintaining and securing our extensive grounds. Responsible for the day-to-day operation, safety and general maintenance and upkeep of the whole school to help enhance the environment for both children and staff.  Maintenance duties may include: basic plumbing and carpentry, general DIY work, gardening, painting tasks. We are looking for someone who is able to juggle priorities, be flexible and have the ability to work within a team. You will be physically fit and able to work under your own initiative.

The successful applicant will be:

  • Keen to keep the school and grounds clean, safe, secure and well maintained. 
  • Willing to learn new skills and undergo training.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Have experience in managing compliance and health and safety.
  • Play a pivotal role in the new school build.
  • Willing to commit to a tenancy agreement and live on site
  • Have a good base knowledge of maths, English and computer skills an advantage.

Application forms are available on the school website or you can email office@kennetvalley.w-berks.sch.uk.  Applicants are encouraged to visit the school and view the Caretaker’s Bungalow.


Closing date and shortlisting: Monday 25th September 2023 at 12pm
Interviews: Friday 29th September 2023

Applications will be considered on receipt
We reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found

Kennet Valley Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment and is in line with the guidance in KCSIE. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks including online searches. We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.

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