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Caretaker – Part Time Vacancy

A unique opportunity for an extraordinary person.

Have you ever thought that Education is far more than just churning out children with qualifications? Do you believe in working in partnership with families and the local community to enable children to exceed their expectations? Do you believe each child’s journey of discovery should include learning life and academic skills in equal measure, preparing children to thrive in our global society? The Wren School does.

The Wren School Academy Trust is looking to appoint a permanent part-time Caretaker for The Wren School – a new six form entry secondary Free School in West Reading which opened in September 2015. We’re currently in a temporary building whilst the plans for the design of the permanent building are finalised; building works are due to commence in the spring of 2016. It is our vision to create a happy and thriving school that will facilitate the growth and development of the community. We are searching for exceptional people who will share our vision in building the school, quite literally, from the ground up.

Working with the School Business Manager and Headteacher’s PA/Personnel Leader, your core purpose will be to provide an excellent level of caretaking and general maintenance of our temporary buildings and grounds to ensure the site is secure and meets all statutory health and safety obligations.  The role will be people focussed and no two days will ever be the same, so this job would appeal to those who thrive on variety, love working with people and enjoy the creativity of starting in a new school! This is a key role where the opportunities for personal development and future career progression are genuine and significant.

The role is part-time, 10 hours per week, term time only with the addition of four weeks during the holidays across the year. Salary £14,075 FTE (actual salary £3,146 p.a.).

Closing date for applications is midday on Monday 7th December 2015.  Call Lynn Smith on 0118 958 5128 for an application pack or to find out more about the role. Completed application forms and equal opportunities monitoring forms should be emailed to

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview on Wednesday 9th December 2015.

The Wren School Safeguarding Statement

 The Wren School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the students in its care, because “the welfare of the child is paramount” (Children Act 1989).

The Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy recognises the significant role played by school staff in supporting vulnerable students.  “Because of their day to day contact with individual children during the school terms, teachers and other school staff are particularly well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop” (Working Together under the Children Act 1989.)

This policy applies to all students, staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to The Wren School, which recognises it is responsible for making referrals and not enquiries or investigations.


Click the link below to download the application pack.

Application Pack – Caretaker

Term Dates


Term 5

Tue 20 April – Fri 28 May

Half term – Mon 31 May – Fri 4 June

Term 6

Mon 7 June – Tue 20 July

Inset day – Wed 21 July