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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/02/2018 23:59
£15,613- £15,807 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Tanfield Lea Community Primary School

Job details 

Closing date:
18 Feb

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Required for 26th February 2018 or thereafter.

The Governors of Tanfield Lea Community Primary School wish to appoint a hardworking, motivated cleaner to join our friendly team.


Cleaning designated areas of the school in accordance with Durham County Council cleaning specifications and ensuring these are maintained in a clean and hygienic condition, on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as instructed by the Line Manager or Head Teacher. These areas may be changed depending on the needs of the school.

Cleaning Duties include:
• Ensuring all waste bins are emptied and refuse is removed and taken to the designated disposal point in order to ensure the site is clean and tidy and meets with health and safety requirements.
• Cleaning all furniture and fittings including ledges, pipe work and radiators, ensuring high standards of cleanliness and hygiene are met and maintained.
• Cleaning all sanitary fixtures and fittings in the toilets, ensuring all areas are maintained to the required standards of health and safety, reporting any damaged or broken facilities, or other maintenance issues to the Line Manager.
• Carrying out vacuuming in all carpeted areas ensuring correct use, carrying and storage of equipment.
• Cleaning all other floor areas appropriately i.e. sweeping, mopping, polishing etc, ensuring wet floor H&S hazard signs are used when required to ensure wellbeing of staff/pupils is maintained.
• Keeping appropriate light equipment, machinery and cleaning cupboards in a clean and hygienic condition.
• Reporting faulty equipment, machinery etc to the Line Manager.
• Checking windows and doors are free from damage and closed after cleaning has been carried out to ensure the facilities are locked and secured appropriately.
• Assisting in the whole school clean during school closure as per the school cleaning programme.
• Attending any training courses relevant to the post, ensuring continuing, personal and professional development.
• Presenting oneself as a role model to pupils in speech, dress, behaviour and attitude.
• Undertaking any other duties that are commensurate with the post as directed by the Head Teacher or Line Manager.

In the absence of the Caretaker due to holidays, or sickness etc., the post holder may be required to act as keyholder, opening/closing the school (including the operation of the burglar alarm) for cleaning purposes.

This job profile will be the subject to regular review and any part of it may be amended as a result of such a review or at any time after consultation with the post-holder.

Hours per week: 12.5hrs

Application forms are available to download from this webpage and completed forms should be returned to the school by 18th February 2018.

Please note that this position is whole time, which means that you will be in attendance at work all year round (52 weeks a year) and will have an annual leave entitlement (26 days if you have less than 5 years’ continuous local government service, 31 days if you have in excess of 5 years’ continuous local government service; pro rata for part time), which must be taken during school closure periods. During periods of school closure outside of your annual leave entitlement, you are required to be in attendance at work.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS check.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

Please note that the Childcare Disqualifications Regulations 2009 apply to this position and therefore you are required to complete the “disqualification by association” declaration form. Should you be successful in your application for this post, your appointment can not be progressed without this declaration.

This post is not open to job share.

Tanfield Lea Community Primary School
Tanfield Lea,
Co Durham

Telephone: 01207 234500
Email: tanfieldlea@durhamlearning.net
Website: Tanfieldlea-primary.durham.sch.uk

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