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ACES Academies Trust

Caretaker (GBA & GCA)

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Caretaker with high expectations and a positive ‘can do’ attitude who can manage our premises to ensure it is a safe place for all children, staff, parents and visitors.

Godmanchester Bridge Academy, Butcher Drive, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, PE29 2NL

Godmanchester Community Academy, Park Lane, Huntingdon, PE29 2AG

Closing date: 31st May 2024  (We reserve the right to close this advert subject to receipt of suitable applicants).

Hours:  40 hours per week, 20 hours per school (may include split shift to be negotiated with Headteacher, in line with school requirements).

Contract: Permanent, 52 weeks

Salary: Scale 4, points 7 - 11, FTE £24,294 - £28, 017 Increasing with length of service.

Interview date: Week commencing 3rd June 2024

Staff Benefits:

  •  23-30 days annual leave increasing with years of service
  •  O2 Staff discount
  •  Free use of Leisure facilities including gym, swimming pool, fitness classes
  •  Free car parking
  •  Generous employee pension contribution scheme and death in service benefit (LGPS)
  •  CPD access and support
  •  Employee assistance package offering counselling & advice on a range of matters including financial, health, workplace, family
  •  Automatic annual salary increments within pay grade (contracted support staff)
  •  Access to staff discounts from local supplier


Godmanchester Bridge Academy and Godmanchester Community Academy are busy and friendly schools and we are looking for a positive, hardworking, Caretaker who has a keen commitment to providing high standards of service delivery of customer care.

This is a 52-week contract, 40 hours per week.

We are a growing Trust and there is potential for further hours in the future.

Our Caretaker will:

  • Act as principle key holder.
  • Manage the day-to-day premises ensuring that all areas of compliance are maintained.
  • Conduct fire safety and health and safety checks for the sites.
  • Be responsible for securing the school sites at the end of each day.
  • Undertake general repairs and maintenance around the schools, general handyman skills are essential.
  • Be knowledgeable in relation to Health and safety regulations.
  • Carry out general porterage and event set up.
  • Undertake other duties as referenced in the Job Description.

You will:

  • Have experience in a similar role, ideally in an educational environment.
  • Have good customer care and people skills.
  • Be organised, self-motivated with a professional approach whilst being adaptable and flexible.
  • Be a good team motivator.
  • Be able to work independently and in a proactive manner, with good time management skills.
  • Have general ICT skills, including email.
  • Ideally have knowledge and experience of working with building heating, security and alarm systems and hazard identification and risk assessment or be willing to undertake training in these areas.

Pre application visits to the schools are welcomed and encouraged. Please call Godmanchester Bridge Academy at 01480 276599 or Godmanchester Community Academy at 01480 375115.

Enquiries and applications to: (CV’S will not be accepted)

Closing date: 31st May 2024 (We reserve the right to close this advert subject to receipt of suitable applicants).

Interviews: Week commencing 3rd June 2024

Please be advised as an employer we do not hold a Sponsorship license so are unable to support overseas applicants obtain right to work in the UK.

If you have a disability that you wish us to take into account during the application process or require adjustments to be made, please contact us directly.

ACES Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share that commitment. The appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and references.specificpre-employment