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Salary: Grade 4, points 7-11 (£19,554-£21,166)

Hours: 35 per week

Split shift: 6.30am-10.00am and 3.00pm-6.30pm

All year round


To start June 2020


We are looking to appoint a caretaker to maintain our school buildings and grounds.

Due to the retirement of the long standing, well-respected current post holder, the headteacher and governors wish to appoint a caretaker who has a positive outlook, shows initiative and is an effective team player.

We are a diverse one form entry primary school with a strong sense of community and the successful candidate will be a key component in the school’s continuing success.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance, security, heating and safety of the school and its grounds, ensuring that a safe, secure, clean and welcoming environment is provided for the staff, pupils and visitors, ensuring compliance with health and safety at all times.

The position will be the main key holder for the school and will require the opening and locking up of the premises. There will also be a requirement to lead and manage a small team of cleaners.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to the ethos of Cheetwood Community Primary School and its values and aims
  • A commitment to promote and maintain a culture of high professional expectations for self and others
  • Enthusiasm, energy, flexibility and a strong work ethic


Safeguarding information

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share the same commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures as outlined in Part 3 of DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 (Appendix 1), this includes a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced with barred list information check.

The post will also be subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.  The post will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates fully respecting age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and  maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school to see the premises by prior arrangement (tel 0161 834 2104).

Please download an application pack and further details below:

Cheetwood Caretaker Vacancy Application Pack and Further Details


Applicants should return their completed application to the dedicated recruitment email address recruitment@cheetwood.manchester.sch.uk  or by post to the Office Manager, Cheetwood Primary School, Waterloo Road, Cheetham, Manchester M8 8EJ.


Applications Close: Wednesday 11 March 2020 at noon

Shortlisting: Thursday 19 March 2020

Interviews: Thursday 26 March 2020



Welcome from the Headteacher

At Cheetwood we provide an orderly and caring community in which all pupils can learn and understand, in a happy and secure atmosphere.  We seek to give encouragement to learners of all abilities to develop a sense of purpose and confidence, which will provide a secure foundation for their later education.


The family atmosphere of the school indicates the value we put upon a co-operative relationship between child, staff and parents/carers.


The multicultural nature of the school population and its inner-city locality close to the heart of Manchester are a constant source of inspiration for the pupils’ work and activities.  In 2018 Ofsted commented that “Work to promote the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is highly effective. Pupils’ understanding of fundamental British values is exceptional. Leaders value the richness of beliefs, cultures and experiences of pupils and staff.”


The curriculum we provide has had much attention spent on it to ensure that it delivers the legal requirements as set out in both the Early Years Foundation and National Curriculums and is also relevant to the needs and experiences of our inner-city children. We have significantly re-worked the Y1 to Y6 curriculum so that it meets the requirements of the challenging National Curriculum which became statutory in September 2014.

“Teaching and the design of the curriculum develop pupils’ knowledge of the local and wider community. Extra curricular activities, such as sport and charity work enhance pupils’ learning.” Ofsted 2018.


During the 2019/2020 academic year we will review our curriculum again to ensure it is still fit for purpose, is ambitious for all pupils (reflecting all needs and all abilities) and prepares them well for the next stage in life.


We have close links with Abraham Moss High School, together with other schools in North Manchester, Salford and Bury, essential for the smooth transition from Primary to Secondary education.


This school offers a happy and secure foundation for your child’s education, based upon a set of core values.  Cheetwood is a school with high aspirations.  In 2018 Ofsted judged Cheetwood as good, stating “This is a highly inclusive school, where everyone feels safe, respected and valued. Pupils enjoy school and are very keen to learn”.


We welcome you to our school community.


Barbara Oxton



For all enquiries about the school, please speak to Mrs Karen Gregory, Office Manager, contact details below.