• Location: Barry,
  • Hours: Not Specified
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Hourly
  • Salary: 12.18 - 12.80 GBP per Hour
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 16 July, 2024 12:00 AM

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Caretaker and Mini bus driver - Jenner Park Primary School

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Salary: 12.18 - 12.80 GBP per Hour

About us
Our Victorian red brick building is over 100 years old, but we feel that our educational approach to be the best up-to-date practice for our children. We have a tradition of a happy environment, sound educational standards and a genuine concern for the welfare of our children.

It has always been our policy that all stakeholders should be involved with us in ensuring that our children are happy during their time in our school with communication being a key aspect to ensuring consistency.

We are proud of our school and are looking for a Caretaker who will take the same pride in ensuring that the building and grounds are the best they can be at all times.

Overall we aim to inspire everyone to strive for success.
About the Role

Pay Details: Grade 4 SCP 5-7 (£23500 - £24294) pro rata

Hours of Work / Weeks per year / Working Pattern:

Hours of work 31.25hrs per week

The post is a 52 week per year role and all holidays are to be taken during school holidays.

Holiday entitlement is initially 25 days increasing to 30 days with experience.

Monday to Friday, 08:45 to 16:00 with 1-hour unpaid lunch break

In addition, the caretaker will be paid additional hours, term time only, to undertake a home to school and school to home transport service if required between:

7:45am and 9:00am / 3:00pm and 4:15pm (approx. 12.5 hours per week)

Main Place of Work: Jenner Park Primary School

There may be a requirement for variation to the hours of work on occasion in line with the needs of the school, for example, meetings, functions, building works, letting arrangements. Any variation to hours of work will be notified in advance by the Head Teacher / Support Officer.
About you
• Ability to lift and carry heavy items
• Ability to carry out general repairs
• Good literacy and numeracy skills
• Good communication skills
• Good literacy and numeracy skills
• Flexibility
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to use own initiative
• Ability to manage own work effectively
• Encourage and support others as part of a team.
• Give guidance and advice to others.
• Grow positive working relationships
• Contribute with, and be open to change.
• Communicate openly, being straightforward with people to generate trust and confidence.
• Follow procedures and rules.
• Honestly reflect on personal style and its impact on others and develop skills and adapt style as appropriate.
• Willingness to share professional knowledge and personal qualities to support pupils, staff and other adults connected with the life of the school
• Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with children and adults both inside and outside of school
• Willingness to be fully involved the life of the school community
• Have a positive attitude to all aspects of school life
• Ability to be evaluative and accept advice
• Be willing to take on any delegated tasks appropriate to the post
• Have the temperament to remain calm at all times
• Have the ability to demonstrate a fair, unbiased and equitable approach to all situations
• Show a committed, professional and loyal attitude to the school, openly modelling its aims and values at all times
• A willingness to learn
• Personal commitment to a team spirit within the school
• Be resilient and open to change with a good sense of humour
• An ability to be a personal role model of professionalism, upholding morale and having high expectations of self and others
• Previous experience of driving minibuses with passengers
• A working knowledge of the Vale of Glamorgan area
• Awareness and understanding of the needs of children with additional learning needs
• Must hold and have held for over two years a current driving licence with D1 entitlement;
• Be willing to undertake relevant training courses and assessments.

DBS Check Required: Enhanced

How to apply
For further information, contact:

Return Application forms via email ( for the attention of Mr D J Morris (Head Teacher)