School Cleaner

12.5 hrs per week, (including non-pupil days) for 43 weeks a year – this includes deep cleans during the  school holidays.

Start time: 3.30pm
Finish time: 6.00pm

Scale 1 (Point 2)

Salary: £11.59 per hour
Start date – Available immediately

A bit about us:

Trinity Road is a popular, growing and rapidly improving, maintained Victorian primary school, from reception to year 6, located in central Chelmsford, Essex. We are located short walk from the train station, with many accessible transport links to the A12, A130 and A127, bus routes across Essex and cycle routes across the city.

Our School is tidy, clean and well looked after. We are expanding to a two-form entry primary school, with new facilities. You would be joining a team of 4 cleaners and would be line managed by the site manager.

Our Goal:

For a dedicated, skilled and thorough cleaner to join our current cleaning team of 4 staff as part of the school growth and expansion to continue to ensure the school is safe, clean, inviting and usable for the children, staff and families at Trinity Road Primary School.

The Skills Focus:

The right candidate would;

  • Be a thorough worker with an eye for detail
  • Know how to use cleaning tools, products, machinery and equipment to support the cleaning of all areas of the school
  • Be on time and able to work to deadlines to clean areas within the time given
  • Be trustworthy, professional and maintain confidentiality
  • Be able to take direction and instruction as well as working off your own initiative
  • Be able to communicate with a range of staff, children, colleagues and families while representing the school.
  • Be flexible, calm, friendly, approachable and have a good professional manner
  • Establish effective relationships and partnerships with all members of the school community
  • Ensures the school is able to meet the Health & Safety of the site and the school is clean and orderly for all children to learn and all school users.

Candidates are directed to the role specific job description and person specification to read about the specific skills and attributes for the role.

What we can offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and eager team, including a supportive governing body and parent community
  • A friendly team that continuously strive for the best outcomes for all in the community.
  • Free tea and coffee
  • A range of cleaning products and equipment to support effective working
  • A school that has signed up to the DfE Education Wellbeing Charter

Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment

  • In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the school reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidate’s suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview stage. 
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitably qualified applications. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. 
  • In accordance with our safeguarding practices, we are unable to accept CV’s. We would ask you to take full advantage of the opportunity to share your skills and attributes for the role through the personal statement.
  • Trinity Road Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for Children. 

Closing date: Friday 26th January
Shortlisting date: Ongoing
Interview date: Friday 2nd February

Primary School Cleaner