Job Opportunities at Danegrove

Recruitment of staff

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

We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our children from harm. A key factor in this is ensuring we have a safe recruitment and selection process.

The main components in this include:

  • At every stage in the recruitment process the school’s commitment to child protection procedures is stated;ensuring the job description makes reference to the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

  • The person specification includes specific reference to suitability to work with children obtaining and scrutinising comprehensive information from applicants and taking up and satisfactorily resolving any discrepancies or anomalies

  • Obtaining independent professional and character references that answer specific questions to help assess an applicant’s suitability to work with children and following up any concerns

  • A face to face interview that explores the candidate’s suitability to work with children as well as his/her suitability for the post

  • Verify the successful applicant’s identity

  • Verify that the successful applicant has academic or vocational qualifications claimed

  • Checking his/her previous employment history and experience including any periods of non-employment

  • Verifying that s/he has the health and physical capacity for the job

  • The mandatory check of the Children’s Barred List (formerly List 99) and a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB check)

Job Title:
Cleaning Operative
Position Start:
January 1, 2023
Closing Date:
December 14, 2022
Interview Date:
December 15, 2022

Cleaning Operative

Part Time – 11.5 hours/week (3:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.)

52 weeks/year; FTE £24,804/annum; Actual £7,923.5/annum


We are seeking a hard-working and dedicated School Cleaner to work in our friendly school. You will work as part as a team, undertaking various cleaning duties throughout the school to ensure our children’s learning environment is always clean.


We would like youto have:




•Experience in cleaning duties and knowledge of best practices in cleaning

•Ability to work under own initiative without supervision

•Aware of the importance of providing a quality service and satisfying the cleaning requirements of the school

•Aware of importance of hygiene in the work place

•Ability to work on your own and to work as part of a team





•Understanding of Keeping Children Safe in Education and their responsibilities for Safeguarding

•Understanding of Health and Safety regulations as they relate to the operation of cleaning equipment and materials

•Awareness of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

•Understanding of the School’s ethos and values

•Understanding of school policies and willing and able to work within these

•Has a ‘Can do attitude’


We can offer:


•A positive working environment

•Training to ensure you can fulfil all aspects of the job description

•The support of a highly professional, committed and happy staff team

All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and we will ask you about safeguarding at interview.


How to make anapplication:


Applications can be required by email or picked up at the school office to be emailed to Raluca Uta, Business Manager, by 15:00 am on Wednesday, 14th December 2022. Please email to





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