May 19, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking for a Caretaker to assist the Facilities Manager in providing caretaking services for the Manor Wood and Ivy Wood locations.
£29,629.00 per annum
Working Pattern
Full Time • Fixed Term
Closing Date
June 11, 2023


1-year Fixed Term Contract 

(From Monday 28th August 2023 to Friday 30th August 2024)

Hours: 45 hours per week (07:45am to 16:30am per day and once every 3 weeks (on a Wednesday for locking up) 07.45am until 20.30pm)

3 Saturday events – dates TBC for Quiz Night, Fireworks, and KAStonbury

King Alfred School (KAS) is a progressive independent school in idyllic grounds in North London. Our independence means that we can be take a holistic approach to education, value the progress young people make in every area and experiment with innovative ideas.

We are looking for a Caretaker to assist the Facilities Manager in providing caretaking services for the Manor Wood and Ivy Wood locations, including grounds maintenance support, security, health and safety and emergency response works, and for Sports’ Department maintenance. The Caretaker will work in a small, friendly Caretaker team to ensure the grounds and sports facilities are safe, well maintained and presentable. They will also take responsibility for the School farm.

For caretaking purposes the sites have been split into three – Manor Wood Lower School, Manor Wood Upper School, and Ivy Wood. This post covers our Ivy Wood site but also requires work to take place on the main school site at Manor Wood.

The post-holder:

  • Must have experience of providing grounds maintenance services in a commercial or not for profit environment
  • Must have a full, clean driving licence with D1 to be able to drive the school minibus
  • Should have an understanding of health and safety issues appropriate to School grounds and Sports maintenance

Training will be provided to the right candidate.

Full details can be found by visiting the vacancy page of our website.

We encourage people from all sections of the community to apply and particularly welcome applicants from groups which are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Sunday 11 June 2023

To apply for this role please visit our website and apply via our online Application Form.

All members of the King Alfred School community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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