Baines Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 1TE


The Gainsborough Charles Baines Community Primary School

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Staff Vacancies


Caretaker - Part time, Permanent


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated and hardworking Caretaker for our Primary school located on Baines Road, Gainsborough.

Contract: Permanent, Part-Time, 20 hours, Term time plus 4 weeks
Start Date: ASAP (subject to candidate availability)
Salary Range: £25,119 - £27,803 pro-rata grade G5:12 – G5:15

Work Pattern: Split Shift, with flexible mutually agreed hours for the rest of the contracted hours.

Closing Date: 22nd May 2024
Interview date: 6th June 2024

We are looking for a caretaker to join our lively team. This role is pivotal to the running of the school ensuring that our site is safe and well-maintained and that our facilities provide exceptional opportunities for learning, both inside and out. As a school, we highly value this responsible position and we require a team player who has high standards, takes pride in their work and has a hands-on approach to planned and unplanned tasks.

It is expected that the successful applicant can undertake a range of maintenance work e.g. minor plumbing, carpentry, grounds maintenance, unblocking of drains, repairing furniture, decorating, litter picks, gritting, sweeping etc.

The Caretaker will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the premises inside and out, collecting/assembling waste, the locking/unlocking and the setting of security alarm systems, weekly fire alarm testing, carrying out security checks and responding to emergency calls (although an external agency is first response for these events, the caretaker would be added to a list of staff members to contact in the case of an emergency).

We can offer the successful candidate:
• the opportunity to work in a school with a dedicated and supportive team of colleagues who strive for the very best at all times.
• supportive leadership that will contribute to your professional development
• the opportunity to demonstrate initiative and think proactively
• opportunities to plan, develop and enhance the school site
• a fantastic school and working environment

We welcome applicants who:
• have working knowledge of facility management
• are hardworking, honest, dependable and self-motivated
• can identify issues using their own initiative and work systematically and independently to solve problems
• have practical maintenance and DIY skills
• have a good understanding of Health and Safety procedures as they relate to school premises, including Fire Safety Law and COSHH regulations
• are able to liaise with external contractors and organise schedules of work and ensure improvements are carried out
• have the ability to carry out effective risk assessments
• are conscientious, methodical and a good record keeper
• have good computer skills e.g. excel, word, outlook
• are reasonably fit, as this is a physical role involving lifting and carrying, working both indoors and outdoors in all weathers
• have excellent communication and organisational skills
• are capable of establishing good working relationships with staff, pupils and parents
• have a collaborative and open approach to teamwork
• can be flexible in their approach to planning the working day
• are hard-working and proactive in keeping our school site safe and attractive
• will act as a key holder
• are committed to developing an exciting and nurturing learning environment
• have the ability to manage the proactive and reactive maintenance of the school site with support from the School Business Manager and Admin Assistants.

We are proud of our school and would welcome your application if you are ready to play an active and dynamic role at Charles Baines Primary School as part of our dedicated team.

Visits to the school are encouraged. To arrange a visit or request an application pack, please contact

Mrs Cathy Brooks on or call 01427 613812.

Charles Baines Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Applicants should note that this post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance, medical checks and references taken before interview.