School Caretaker/ Cleaner Vacancy

Nanpean School is looking to appoint a dedicated, enthusiastic and friendly School Caretaker and Cleaner to join our team. Successful candidates will be joining a small team of cleaners and a site supervisor to ensure that we provide a safe and appealing environment for our pupils. This role could suit one person who is able to perform both roles (27.5 hours per week), or two people: one caretaker (15 hours per week) and one cleaner (12.5 hours per week).

The successful candidate will;

  • Be hardworking and able to work under their own initiative.
  • Have high expectations of cleanliness and takes pride in their work and environment.
  • Be a strong team player with good interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour.
  • Be flexible, adaptable and reliable.
  • Be able to follow set procedures for the health, safety and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and for themselves.
  • Be organised and able to prioritise your workload.

In a caretaker, we are looking for someone to work from 2pm to 5pm during weekdays. Although there could be scope for overtime as a site keyholder.

The Caretaker role will include;

  • Low level maintenance work across the site.
  • Cleaning and management of external areas in accordance with the school’s cleaning schedules.
  • Daily checks of the site.
  • Providing cleaning cover if required.
  • Being a key holder for the site.
  • Supervising external contractors in accordance with the school’s safeguarding procedures.

Please refer to the job description for more information.

In a cleaner, we are looking for a person able to work from 5 to 7.30am, although there may be flexibility with this for the right candidate.

The Cleaner role will include;

  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness in our classrooms, hallways, school hall and toilets.
  • Using cleaning chemicals in accordance with our procedures.
  • Working within our health and safety guidelines.

Please refer to the job description for more information.

An understanding of basic health and safety, and cleaning chemicals and equipment is desirable, but training will be provided.

In return, Nanpean School will offer;

  • An enjoyable and hospitable work environment.
  • A strong commitment to your continued professional development.
  • A well-resourced school.
  • Supportive staff, parents and Governors.
School Caretaker:
E Pay Scale - from £8.28 per hour
15 hours per week
2pm to 5pm during term time.
School Cleaner
A Pay Scale - from £8.28 per hour
12.5 hours per week
5 to 7.30am during term time
Some holiday work will be required.


Nanpean School is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, and will be assess against the Childcare Disqualification Regulations.


Applications can be made by completing and returning the application form and equal opportunities form on this page and returning it to us at


Alternatively, you can print and hand in/ post your application to the office:

Nanpean School

St. Georges Road,


St. Austell


PL26 7YH