Current Opportunities

School Caretaker

Full time salary: £ £25,746 - £27,342pa, Grade 6. Scp 26 - 28

We are a popular, dynamic and outstanding CofE Primary school seeking a full time or part time permanent Caretaker.

We offer
 Full time, split shift, 7.30am-12noon (11.45 am on a Friday) and 3pm-6pm (8am-4pm during school holidays)
 A terrific school with superb well-maintained buildings and grounds.
 A great work environment with good public transport connections.
 A caring and stimulating environment which enables our children and staff to thrive and enjoy their time here.
 A supportive and stable school team.
 Occasional weekend or evening work, usually with notice provided.

We’d love to hear from you if you
 Are an experienced caretaker
 Have competent basic DIY skills
 Are knowledgeable regarding premises maintenance and Health & Safety
 Are familiar with using basic IT applications including email, excel and word
 Are a good communicator verbally and in writing
 Can build good relationships across a school community
 Are in sympathy with the ethos of our school
 Have read the job description and person specification and feel you are well suited for this role.

We encourage you to visit the school prior to applying so you can see us in action and hear more about the role. Please contact the office to arrange an appointment.

Application packs can be downloaded from the school website
The application form must be completed and returned electronically to
No CVs or agency enquiries please.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 27th September at 12 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted on Friday 28th September and interviews will be held on Wednesday 3rd October. In addition to an interview there will be basic practical and IT tests.

St John’s CofE Primary School is an employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity. References and an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS will be completed on the successful applicants. Photographic identification and certificates of all relevant qualifications will need to be provided at the interview stage.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) the school is responsible for holding and protecting personal data. The school is required to share some data with the Local Authority and the DFE. For further information on who we share data with please see our website for our Privacy Notices:

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Working at St. John's

Our School

St. John’s is a friendly and welcoming school and is a great place to work. Visitors always comment on the ethos of the school being one of the things which most strikes you when you first walk through the door’ and this is one of the things that makes it such a friendly place to work. We have a strong staff team and together teachers, TAs and all support staff work to ensure the very best for all our children.

St. John’s is a church school and we ask all staff members to be in sympathy with our Christian faith (but this does not mean that you have to be a practising Christian). We hold Collective Worship every morning and all members of classroom staff attend these with their classes. They make a good start to the day and means that the whole school community is able to come together before they begin their daily learning.

Everyone works hard to make our school environment an enjoyable place to work and learn for all children and adults. All of the classrooms are bright and spacious and we are lucky enough to have a large amount of outside space including a school field as well as two playgrounds and a Spiritual garden. We all take great pride in our school and take the time to make our displays and learning environments colourful and engaging.


The school is situated in the quiet residential area of Shirley and is easily accessible from both Croydon and Bromley. It is very close to the main road between Croydon and Bromley and there are frequent buses into the centre of Croydon and to East Croydon train station (where there are many trains towards central London and the south coast).

The school has a large staff car park or there is free parking on the road outside school.

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