Our career advice page will tell you everything you need to know about becoming a School Caretaker.
A School Caretaker is responsible for the upkeeping and maintenance of the school. This includes ensuring the grounds are tidy, and conducting minor repairs where necessary. You may have to also plan for future developments, and manage any external contractors.
38-42 hours a week subject to term times. Some staff work all year round while some take term holidays.
Income varies from £16,000 to £22,000 depending on experience and whether the role is part-time or full-time.
Maintenance of school grounds. Managing contractors. Minor repairs. Following health and safety and security protocol.
April to mid-July
The summer term stretches from the end of the Easter break to mid-July.
It includes a half term week long holiday in late May.
This is usually the busiest time, with later students sitting their GCSE’s.
September to December
The academic school year starts in early September, with the term stretching till Christmas.
The winter term is a half term holiday, usually a week long at the end of October.
Most schools have a 2 week end of term holiday stretching over New Year and Christmas.
January to March/April
This is the spring term and stretches from early January to Easter.
Easter usually falls on a different weekend each year, so the end of term two-week break can be either early April or late March.
This term also included a week-long half term break, usually in mid-February.
Examples of relevant work experience to become a School Caretaker are:
Please note you may require a DBS check.
You’ll need a range of skills for a School Caretaker role. These include: