Isle of Wight Council

Binstead Primary School

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Caretaker (Ref: 2023_651)

Binstead Primary School, Hazelmere Avenue, Binstead, Isle of Wight PO33 3SA

HAYE Scale 4, actual salary £7,756.08 to £7,862.30 per annum


Vacancy Reference: 2023_651

Closing Date: 08/12/2023

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 2 hours a day during term time


Hazelmere Avenue, Binstead, Isle of Wight, PO33 3SA


Headteacher: Mrs R Chessell


Caretaker Vacancy

Grade 4, £7,756.08 to £7,862.30 per annum (Actual salary)

Permanent Position: 520 hours over 52 weeks (At least 2 hours a day during term time)

5.6 weeks holiday entitlement (to be taken within school holidays)

Start Date: January 2024


We are seeking a reliable, energetic, enthusiastic person who has a wide range of practical skills, to become an active member of our friendly school. The purpose of the role is to provide caretaking and routine maintenance to meet the needs of the school whilst adhering to all health and safety requirements.


This will be a 52 weeks per year post and flexibility will be needed in the school holidays.


The successful applicant will undertake:

• Security of the site including unlocking school building

• Undertake minor/simple repairs e.g., minor plumbing, changing lamps, unblocking drains, ironmongery

• Organise and carry out minor decoration & improvement works

• Undertake regular site inspections and identify and record repair and maintenance requirements

• Undertake emergency cleaning tasks during specified times

• Undertake cleaning duties such as graffiti removal & litter picking of entire site (external)

• Carry out evening let duties when required

• To assist in safety audits of the premises and contribute to relevant risk assessment activities


Who are we looking for?

• Caretaking or experience in a similar environment

• Ability to work without direct supervision

• Ability to relate well to children and adults

• Knowledge of health and safety procedures and precautions

• Demonstrate a flexible attitude and willingness to work as part of a team

This role is subject to a satisfactory passing of enhanced DBS check.

In return, we can offer a working environment where everyone is committed to excellence and continuous improvement and the support of a friendly team of staff and governors.

This school is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Online searches form part of our recruitment process.


An application pack can be downloaded from the school’s website. Completed applications should be returned to the school marked for the attention of the Headteacher.


Please return completed applications to

: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.


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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.


The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.


The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.


The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


Closing Date: 8 December 2023

Interview Date: 15 December 2023