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Cleaner with Mid Day Supervision Duty (30 hours per week)

(Total of 30 hours per week during term time plus 24.15 additional hours per year for cleaning in times of school closure)

For pay purposes, this role is split into 2 distinct pay grades:

Mid Day Supervisor: GLEA Grade 3, Point 9

Cleaner: GLEA Grade 1, Points 2-3

Actual starting salary for combination of roles: £1,082 gross per calendar month

As part of The King’s School’s initiative to enhance our provision, we are delighted to announce an opening for a Cleaner with responsibility for mid day supervision of students at lunchtime. The post is offered on the basis of term time (38 weeks per year) plus 24.15 additional hours over the year to complete supplementary cleaning duties at times of school closure.

The role of Mid Day Supervisor involves the safe supervision of students in all areas of the school during the lunch hour to ensure an enjoyable, safe and sociable lunch time for all participants. For the cleaning part of the post, the successful candidate will be expected to work in specified areas and to undertake in the term time daily routine cleaning of areas allocated at the main school site.  The aim is to maintain the school in a safe and hygienic condition by regular and thorough cleaning.  High standards of work, co-operation and teamwork are required.  Individual cleaners are expected to use their experience and common sense to decide the level of cleaning required on a particular day, in line with expectations of the school, and to divide their time between the various tasks in order to maintain the overall standard.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and as this post is considered to be ‘regulated activity’, a check through the Disclosure and Barring Service including the children’s barred list. Pre-employment checks are carried out in accordance with guidance from ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 Keeping children safe in education 2022 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Successful applicants must be familiar with, and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, child protection and promote the welfare of students.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules, see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-filtering-guidance) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

A detailed job description and person specification is available to download from the School website.

The start date for this position is as soon as possible.

In our most recent OFSTED inspection, The King’s School was judged as outstanding. As such, our all boys’ grammar school – with a cohort of approximately 1,200 students – is very popular and is often over-subscribed.

To be considered for this post, please complete a formal application document and forward this via email to HR@kings.lincs.sch.uk. Application forms can be downloaded from our website along with a full job description and person specification or, alternatively, can be obtained directly from the School.

The King’s School, Brook Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6RP. Tel: 01476 563180

Website: www.kings.lincs.sch.uk

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 3 October 2022

Whilst a closing date for applications has been set, we reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate prior.  This being the case we would encourage early applications for the post.

Please note that feedback will only be provided to candidates whose applications progress to the interview stage.

The King’s School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be expected to follow school safeguarding procedures and promote the welfare of students.

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