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St James' CE

Junior School

Care, Share & Respect


Job title: Janitor – Part Time

Salary and grade: £21,968 (fte) per annum pro rata

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7am–8:30am, 7.5hrs per week, 39 weeks per year (term time plus 1 week)

Reporting to: Business Manager & Head Teacher

School Name: St James’ CE Junior School

Address: Blake Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1NY

Tel no: 01229 833610

Application closing date: Monday 19th June at 12noon


The children, staff and governors of St James’ CE Junior School are looking to appoint a Janitor to start September 2023 on a permanent contract.


The janitor is responsible for maintaining clean, safe and secure school premises, which includes buildings and grounds. Carrying out cleaning, handyperson activities, routine maintenance and refurbishment, porterage and minor repairs.


Duties and responsibilities

General duties:

  • Opening school premises and ensuring site safety for children arriving at school
  • Carry out small repairs and DIY projects
  • Carry out porterage duties, such as moving furniture and equipment around school
  • Maintain the general school premises, furniture and fittings and report and issues
  • Lock and unlock the premises as required, including out of school hours when necessary
  • Carry out regular checks of CCTV and alarm systems, locks, fire safety appliances, security and perimeter fencing, and ensure any necessary repairs are actioned


  • Carry out daily cleaning, such as litter picking
  • Carry out emergency cleaning duties, such as gritting and cleaning up spillages

Health and safety:

  • Ensure a safe working and learning environment in accordance with relevant legislation
  • Carry out and record regular health and safety checks, including on legionella risk, play equipment, safety equipment and any hazards on school premises, report any problems
  • Provide safe access to the school in cold weather conditions
  • Monitor the work of contractors, ensuring safe working practice and quality of work


St James’ CE Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check.


Further details about the school, the post and an application form are available from the school office:


Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged, please make any enquiries via email or phone.

A letter of application will also be required.

The closing date for applications to be returned to school by post or email is 12noon Monday 19th June 2023.

Interviews will take place week beginning 26th June 2023.