Assistant Caretaker wanted at Fiveways School Yeovil

Assistant Caretaker

Permanent position, to start as soon as possible

Grade 14, £23,114 - £23,893 annual salary OR

Grade 13, £23,893 - £25,979 annual salary, depending on experience

All year round, 45-week contract

Holiday entitlement is 31 days to be taken during school holidays plus UK bank holidays

37 hours a week

Monday – Thursday, 09:30-17:30 hrs

Friday, 09:00-16:30 hrs

We are seeking a practical, hardworking and committed Assistant Caretaker with a particular focus on DIY skills for repairs, maintenance and improvement projects across the school.

The post holder will complement the work of our existing Caretaker.  We are an expanding school so opportunities for additional semi-skilled project work will arise from time to time.

There may also be further opportunities for additional weekend and school holiday “lettings” work when required.

Full training will be given to support this role along with opportunities for further development to obtain additional skills/qualifications.


Fiveways School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with current and past employers and an enhanced DBS clearance.  References will be requested before interview.  Due to KCSiE guidance, online checks will be carried out as part of our shortlisting process.

The school employs a rigorous “safeguarding” approach to recruitment.

Fiveways School strives to ensure that no employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment than another on the grounds of age, disability, race, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership, religion or belief, sexual orientation, sex or pregnancy and maternity.

We highly encourage you to arrange a tour of the school.  Please contact the school office.

Job Description/Person Specification and Application Forms are available from the school website:

Closing Date for Applications:  Friday 26th January 2024

Date for Interview:  Thursday 8th February 2024

Posted by Julie on January 4th 2024

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