• Full Time
  • Anywhere


Closing date: 07 July 2024


QEGSMAT are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Caretaker to join our hardworking and high achieving team at City of Derby Academy. To start as soon as possible. 

Do you want to improve the life chances of all students? Do you want to make an impact in an inclusive school that is moving forward with exciting times ahead? 

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to undertake caretaking duties across the City of Derby Academy to work Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and sickness/absence cover. 

As an integral part of the site team, you will be responsible for site security, general maintenance, cleaning and the handling of deliveries, among other duties. 

We serve a very diverse community with over 30 home languages. The school’s vision is “improving the life chances of all students”. Moreover, we continually strive to develop our students’ character through our core values of Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Achieve, which underpin everything we do, every day. 

Our most recent Ofsted inspection (March 2024) recognised our strengths and sustained journey of improvement, our caring ethos, and the strong relationships that exist between our respectful, polite and loyal students and our staff (who overwhelmingly enjoy working at CODA and whose well-being and workload are prioritised by leaders). 

City of Derby Academy is also a proud member of QEGSMAT. At QEGSMAT we believe and promote that exceptional workforce creates exceptional results; they transform lives and transform futures. We support every pupil to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient, and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society. 

Why work for us? 

  • At QEGSMAT, we value the hard work and dedication of our team members, and as such we believe that progression should be a simple process. That’s why we are proud to offer an Automatic Pay Review program, rather than the traditional annual pay and performance review, as part of our comprehensive benefits package.
  • Continual access to CPD opportunities. QEGSMAT works with a large number of organisations to develop staff to fulfil their aspirations and potential. We are committed to providing first-rate training and development to all our staff within this evolving Trust.
  • We are committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
  • All staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. This can also include bespoke counselling sessions for staff if needed.
  • All roles are subject to nationally agreed terms and conditions of service.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with employer contributions of 23.4% for support staff.
  • 22 days holiday rising up to 25 days after five years’ service; plus an extra 4 days’ leave (known as extra statutory and concessionary)
  • Family-friendly policies.
  • Access to Flu Vaccines.
  • Opportunity to work flexibly. 

QEGSMAT is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is a criminal offence to engage or seek to engage in regulated activity or regulated work with children, if you appear on the DBS barred list.  All appointments are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and be eligible to work in the UK.

Further information about our commitment to Safeguarding can be found –

Please be aware, the Trust may also consider performing an online presence check as part of their pre-employment checks. 

If you are interested and wish to have an informal conversation to discuss the role or would like to visit the school, we would be happy to arrange this.  Please call 01332 270450, further details about our school can be found on our website: 

To apply for this position, please visit our Trust Website ( where you can apply via TES.

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 15 July 2024


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