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Lead Caretaker

Winterbourne Academy
Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire
Contract Type
Full Time
Grade 9 £27,334 - £29,777 per annum
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
6th December 2023 10:00 AM
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1384299

Post: Lead Caretaker

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 9, £27,334 - £29,777 per annum

We are seeking a committed and flexible Lead Caretaker to join our busy team. You will be responsible for supporting the Facilities Manager in the safe and efficient running of the daily facilities operation at the academy, including all aspects of site maintenance, non-structural repairs, heating, ventilation, safety, security and cleanliness. You will be responsible for the daily management of the lunchbreak supervision team and will also be required to deputise in the absence of the Facilities Manager.  

The successful candidate must able to work professionally and independently using initiative and thrive in a busy and demanding role. You will possess a range of practical skills in order to contribute to the general site maintenance and improvement works and be fit and able to cope with the physically challenging duties of a Lead Caretaker. 

You will have a sound understanding of health and safety including COSHH, Risk Assessments. You will have excellent organisational skills ensuring that important activities are completed within tight timescales and with accuracy. You will be able to work logically, resourcefully, proactively, and efficiently. You will be a confident communicator and enjoy building and maintaining successful, professional relationships and have a positive approach to providing excellent customer service. Experience as a supervisor and qualifications in Health and Safety are desirable.

Our Philosophy as an Employer

Our overarching aim and vision is for our schools to deliver an exceptional education for children and young people, ensuring that students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We are ambitious for our academies. We live in a demanding educational landscape that brings with it challenges, but also opportunities. We are excited by the opportunities for talented and inspirational educators to make an impact and create a powerful legacy.

We seek applicants for our roles who can align with our vision and have the talent, drive and determination to deliver that vision successfully. We support all our schools with our leadership and management, school improvement, legal, financial, administrative, admissions, marketing, premises, safeguarding and HR expertise.

We think our roles are tremendously exciting ones to perform supported by the expert Olympus team. We are inspired by our academies’ journey and consider it a great privilege to design and develop a 21st century school education. We will be very interested to hear your ideas and aspirations too. We are looking for staff who will deliver an exceptional education for the young people in our care.


• Pension Scheme

• Annual pay progression opportunities

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Corporate membership of Bristol Zoo Project at reduced rates

• Free onsite parking

• Coaching/Counselling services

• Termly and annual staff recognition and awards scheme

• Thrive Mental Wellbeing App

• Employee Assistance Programme

Closing date: Monday 6th December 2023

Date of Interviews: TBC

The Olympus Academy Trust – Winterbourne Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants will be required to undergo security and vetting processes appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service. We have a suite of safeguarding procedures, policies and guidance for all of our staff and volunteers to ensure we actively promote children and young people’s welfare and safety. Moreover, as part of the safer recruitment process we will carry out online searches as part of the recruitment process. Details of online accounts will be requested at application stage.

We apply Equal, Diversity and Inclusion at all stages of recruitment and selection. We carry out shortlisting, interviewing and selection without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Those with disabilities meeting the minimum requirements for the post will be shortlisted and will make reasonable adjustments to ensure they are not disadvantaged during the interview process. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within the Trust.

We offer the opportunity of flexible working patterns where possible to assist with a work/life balance and welcome applications from people wishing to work on a part-time or job share basis for all roles including full time. We are happy to discuss flexible working from day one.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Olympus Academy Trust - Winterbourne Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, volunteers and candidates for vacant posts are expected to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. Where given permission to do so, references will be requested for shortlisted candidates prior to interview. Candidates attending an interview should expect the interview panel to explore issues relating to safeguarding and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.

Winterbourne Academy

Winterbourne Academy

Part of The Olympus Academy Trust

The Olympus Academy Trust