Required for an immediate start.

Bedford Modern School is an HMC Independent Co-educational Day School located on the outskirts of Bedford. Our facilities are excellent and include a separate Junior School, dedicated Sixth Form building, purpose-built Science Centre opened in 2017 and extensive sports facilities.

We are looking for a hardworking and proactive Caretaker to support the Site Operations team. Duties will include extensive portering, including light maintenance and cleaning duties to support the general day to day running of the school, with special regard and aspiring to achieve and maintain a high standard of finish to all work undertaken.

If you have experience in manual handling and of working in a similar role, have clear communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines then we would welcome an application. You need to also have a flexible approach to working hours, a positive attitude, and the ability to think smartly and act dynamically as no two days are the same.

In return, we can offer a competitive salary, the option to be part of a private healthcare scheme, a generous pension scheme, CPD opportunities through our membership of the Harpur Trust and free lunches (in term time).

This is a full-time post, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday working shifts within the school site opening times of 6.30am – 10.00pm. In addition, up to 10 Saturdays per year, working by rotation to meet the needs of the school.

For an informal discussion please contact John Watts, Site Operations Manager on 01234 332500.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

Closing date: 9am Monday 23 October 2023

Interview: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a sufficient number of suitable applicants.

Any internal candidates must apply through Employee Self Service.  Please see the guide in the company news area.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview.

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