Senior Caretaker

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Type of Position:Support staff - Permanent
School:Twynham School
Salary:£24,496 to £28,371
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: 12th December at 8am


Start date

ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)

Contract term


Working hours

Full time – 37 hours per week

Weeks per year

Year-round contract



Salary range

(per annum)

Support staff salary points 12 – 20

£24,496 to £28,371


Twynham School

Reports to

Facilities Manager



About the Post


Would you relish the opportunity to join an exciting and progressive journey with a vision to transform education across our community? Twynham School and The Grange School recently federated staffing structures to support our desire to deliver world class educational experiences to students across both of our schools. This is a rare opportunity to join our organisation working as a Senior Caretaker.


What we can offer you


  • A vibrant, busy working environment
  • The opportunity to join a team focused on improving the campus for students and staff
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking


Who we are looking for


We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Work within a highly regarded organisation shaping the future for young people across Christchurch
  • Play a key role in ensuring calm, organisational effectiveness in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment
  • Be responsible for the compliance, safety, cleanliness, maintenance and security of the school site, furnishings and grounds to the expected standards of the Twynham Learning Trust.
  • Plan, organise, execute and inspect all relevant works relating to the school site.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.


You are likely to be someone who is or has the potential to:


  • Be energetic and highly motivated
  • Have basic DIY skills and in-depth understanding of maintenance procedures.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills for giving instructions to contractors and support crews.
  • Have excellent organisation, multi-tasking and scheduling skills.


You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:


  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture


Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Alison Brown at



How to apply


To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to:  


Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:


The closing date is 12th December 2022 at 8am.



Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

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