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Caretaker/Grounds Maintenance
Hours: 35 per week (5am – 1pm)
Grade: 3 (Pro rata)
Salary: £21,608 - £22,796 per Annum
Required for July start or as soon as possible


The Headteacher and Governing Body are looking to appoint a hardworking, friendly and flexible individual with a good work ethic to join our dedicated and inclusive team.

Gascoigne is a large, vibrant and diverse 5/6 form entry primary school in East London growing to 7 forms of entry across two sites. We have fantastic pupils who are respectful and well behaved and are constantly striving to achieve their full potential. We work hard to ensure we create a very nurturing and supportive climate in our school in order to enable our talented pupils to flourish.

Previous caretaking experience isn’t essential, but a good understanding of a school’s requirements would be an advantage.
Responsibilities will include:
• Carrying out day-to-day maintenance and repairs;
• Making sure that the school grounds, across both sites, are well presented;
• Maintain fences/boundaries ensuring they are secure and safe;
• Checking the premises to guard against vandalism or break-ins;
• Porterage duties;
• Develop new planting with a focus also on perennial borders and shrubberies;
• Regular maintenance and safe use of gardening equipment and machinery;
• Gardening including maintaining lawns.
Interested applicants may have:
• An awareness of health, safety, security and hygiene issues;
• Excellent practical skills;
• A positive attitude to team work and the flexibility needed for working in a school environment;
• Self-motivation and the ability to work unsupervised;
• Physical fitness;
• Experience of working with machinery and tools;
To discuss the post further, arrange a visit to the school or request an application pack, please email: Ms Eugenie Augustin you can contact us by phone on 020 8270 4291.

Closing date: Monday 13th June 2022 (3pm)
Interviews week beginning: Monday 20th June 2022

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people; this post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service undertaken on all applicants"

Inspire to achieve; persevere to succeed.


There are many reasons why you should consider joining our team!


Gascoigne Primary is a thriving and diverse seven form entry community school, it is situated within the heart of a residential area, the Gascoigne estate, close to the centre of Barking. The community is unreservedly supportive of the school which makes us very proud to be part of it. 


Gascoigne was judged by Ofsted as 'Good' in 2013 and confirmed again during their visit on 28th February 2017 'Your commitment to all pupils and their families is clear for all to see. The school’s work with the most vulnerable pupils is a strength.  The team is driven to ensure all pupils achieve their full potential, both academically and personally.  Therefore, we are looking to recruit teachers who are well qualified, resilient, enthusiastic and passionate about our values.  Our philosophy places education at the centre of success for staff and pupils alike. We are committed to ongoing and proactive professional development for all staff. 


Gascoigne Primary is part of the PACE Trust (Primary Alliance Collaborative Engagement) and works in partnership with seven other primary schools within the local authority. Please click on this link to read more about the work of PACE:


When recruiting teachers, Gascoigne can offer new technology and will support with relocation costs.  Please see link to Reside housing in Barking and Dagenham below - our Human Resources Consultant, based at the school, will support with the application process as well as the relocation and induction in partnership with school leaders. We believe it is important to show how much we value the commitment you have made, through your application to the school, by supporting you in your transition to our team in every way possible.


We are committed to the well-being of our staff members and have a well-being team who oversee the implementation of our policy.  Staff are actively encouraged to benefit from our variety of social activities which include: local gym facilities, visits to theatre (local to the school) and social events.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.


Telephone: 020 8270 4291


Headteacher: Jo Preston



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