May 10, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking for someone who has good practical skills and/or maintenance experience and who takes pride in their work.
£23,114pa to £25,545pa depending on experience
Working Pattern
Full Time • Permanent
Closing Date
June 09, 2024


37 hours a week – 10am to 6pm

52 weeks a year with 5 weeks holiday

Kendrick School is a successful 11-18 girls’ grammar school in the centre of Reading. Graded ‘Outstanding’ in its recent OFSTED inspection, Kendrick School is a centre of academic excellence with a track record of high performance and achievement. These high standards are extended to our school site, and we are looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic School Caretaker/Site Assistant to work as part of the Premises Team to ensure these standards are maintained.

Joining us in August 2024, the successful candidate’s role would involve general caretaking duties, working as part of a team to ensure the security, safety, cleanliness and general maintenance of the school site. The ability to work flexible hours to cover sickness and holiday is desirable.

We are looking for someone who has good practical skills and/or maintenance experience and who takes pride in their work. You must be reliable, flexible in your approach and enjoy working as part of a team, but also be able to work on your own initiative. Previous school caretaking experience is desirable but not essential, and full training would be given.

This role would also work as a temporary position for an individual who is planning a gap year before university or employment.

Kendrick School is a welcoming, inclusive and happy community. We can offer you:

  • Friendly, welcoming and supportive colleagues.
  • Training and development.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement, 25 days plus bank holidays, rising to 30 days after 5 years of continuous service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme membership.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • A subsidised canteen.
  • Access to our swimming pool and fitness and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Access to a free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.

An application form and a job description can be downloaded from the school website or obtained by contacting Mrs Amanda Emberson-Powney at the school. Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact Amanda Emberson-Powney ( to arrange.

CVs cannot be accepted as a method of application.

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 4 June 2024

Interviews: Week commencing 10 June 2024

(we reserve the right to close the application process early if a suitable candidate is appointed)

Kendrick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. Kendrick School is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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