Harrow, London
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2023
  1. Teaching Assistant
£90 - £100 per day
  1. Long-term


Harrow, London
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Job Title: Caretaker

Start Date: ASAP

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Location: Mainstream Secondary School, Harrow

Weeks: All year round

Hours: 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday (7am to 3pm), year-round with flexibility required to cover the School's seasonal requirements, including weekend shifts.

Salary: Circa SCP 37 which is £25,349.4 per annum, depending on skills and experience

We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Caretaker to join our dynamic Grounds team on a permanent basis at our mainstream Secondary School in Harrow. As a Caretaker, you will play a vital role in providing high-quality grounds maintenance service to the School playing fields, ensuring a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment for our students and staff.

About the School:

The School is located in Harrow-on-the-Hill, and our sports grounds that cover 28 acres of diverse landscapes, including sports fields, lawns, tree lines, buildings, and car parks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Grounds team to perform planned maintenance, including the use of heavy machinery, general grounds work, tree care, security, event set-ups, building checks, and machinery upkeep
  • Employ basic labouring and general grounds maintenance skills to ensure the School's grounds are well-maintained and presentable
  • Possess knowledge and experience in sports turf maintenance or hold relevant chemical license qualifications (advantageous)
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills while liaising with staff, pupils, parents, contractors, and other third-party users of the School's facilities
  • Exhibit flexibility in working hours, accommodating seasonal requirements and occasional weekend shifts
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment while adhering to health and safety regulations


  • Previous experience in grounds maintenance or a related field is desirable
  • Possession of basic labouring and general grounds maintenance skills
  • Relevant sports turf or chemical license qualifications would be advantageous
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Clean and valid driving license

Join our passionate and committed Grounds team and contribute to the upkeep and enhancement of our School's surroundings. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who takes pride in their work and seeks to make a positive impact within an educational setting.

To apply for the Caretaker position, please submit your CV along with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications to Meg at Tradewind on 0207 845 5450 opt 2 /

We look forward to welcoming an enthusiastic Caretaker to our team and providing a nurturing environment for personal and professional growth.

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