Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Permanent)
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/09/2021 09:00
£18,562 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Villa Real School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
16 Sep
Further Information

Grade 1 £18,562 pro rata

The Governors wish to appoint a reliable and hardworking cleaner to work as part of an existing cleaning team. They will be committed to maintaining a high standard of cleanliness.

General Duties

• To clean a designated area of the school as allocated by the Caretaker/Head Teacher. This area may be changed, depending on the needs of the school.
• Cleaning, washing, sweeping and vacuuming in a variety of areas.
• Cleaning of public toilets, corridors etc. including children’s and staff toilets.
• Emptying of litter bins.
• Polishing and dusting of fixtures and fittings.
• Where appropriate use powered equipment.
• To keep appropriate light equipment, machinery and cleaning cupboards in a clean and hygienic condition.

Health & Safety
• To follow Health & Safety codes, Health & Safety Hygiene code / practices in relation to cleaning e.g. C.O.S.H.H., siting of wet floor signs, wearing protective clothing, using approved materials etc. The Caretaker will have a copy of the Health & Safety documents.
• Inform the Caretaker / Head Teacher of damage or defect to the premises / furnishings / machinery, removing or securing items to a safe place / standard until repair or disposal to ensure safe conditions at all times.
• Reporting all accidents to the Head Teacher.
• The cleaning and caretaking staff are expected to provide mutual assistance in the moving of furniture and equipment so as to enable each to carry out their respective duties.

Also any other duties as the Head Teacher may reasonably request from time to time.

Working hours are: 6am – 8.30am Mon – Fri ( 12.5 hours per week )

Villa Real is a school for children with severe, profound multiple leaning difficulties, autism and challenging behaviour.
Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

Calculation of term time only plus two weeks’ pay

Term time only plus two additional weeks’ pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Two additional weeks, inclusive of CPD – 2 weeks; plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.2 weeks (26 days) or 6.2 weeks (31 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service.
Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave.
Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 31 days annual leave.
For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments.

This post is not open to job share.

Closing date: 16th September 2021 at 9am
Interview date: 23rd September 2021

Villa Real School
Villa Real Road
Co Durham

Tel: 01207 503651
Email: villareal@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.villarealdurham.sch.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.