Caretaker Required

Caretaker Grade 6 (SS14-16)
Part-time, 27 hours per week
Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at midday
Interview Date:  8th/9th April 2019

We are looking for a friendly and capable individual with practical skills to join our team.  You will be responsible for identifying and undertaking tasks to ensure that our site and building are maintained and improved, in order to provide the best possible learning environment and facilities for our staff and children.

St John’s Meads CE Primary School is a one form entry school with a distinct Christian ethos. We have enthusiastic children, hard-working staff, committed governors and supportive parents and carers. There are strong links with our local Church and community.

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Has a clear understanding of the needs of a school
  • Can integrate well into a community and team
  • Will take pride in their role within the school
  • Can prioritise their own workload and respond to unexpected needs
  • Can manage and oversee the work of others
  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Has qualifications/experience of carrying out specialist building maintenance works in one or more areas e.g. carpentry, plastering, plumbing, electricity etc.
  • Can support and contribute to the Christian ethos of our school

In return we can offer:

  • A friendly working environment
  • Opportunities for professional development, training and support
  • Supportive colleagues and well-behaved children
  • A semi-rural community setting close to the seafront and Downs

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please telephone the school office on 01323 730255 to make an appointment. We look forward to showing you around our lovely school.

Please return your completed application pack to:

Download: Job Description & Person Specification | Support Staff Application Form

Suzanne Bettles

I recently joined the St John's Meads School community after working in a primary school in St-Leonard's for 5 years, where I taught in Key Stage 1 and 2, led Key Stage 1 and Phonics and volunteered as a Staff Governor. I have had such a wonderful welcome to the school from the pupils, parents and staff and already feel a great sense of belonging to this warm community.

I enjoy all of the subjects that I teach but I especially enjoy English and RE. My favourite Bible passage is Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." These are attributes that I actively seek to model and encourage in the children that I work with.

In my spare time, I am usually either working on my allotment, knitting up something cosy or sewing something special to wear. I also enjoy supporting our local rugby team too!

Katherin Weeks


I grew up in North London and moved to Sussex with my family approximately 15 years ago. I have been a parent governor at a school in Bexhill-on-Sea and was a staff governor at my previous school. I enjoy running, reading and crafting.

Harriet Mackie-Savage


Having previously taught in two other East Sussex primary schools and across key stage one and two I have always been impressed with the warm and welcoming nature of St John's Meads. As I begin my third year I have the privilege of teaching Year 5, which I am greatly looking forward to.

Additionally, I have taken on the role of English lead as well as continuing to lead History and Philosophy and co-ordinating trips and events. These are all subjects which I am passionate about and I'm looking forward to continuing to develop these areas; building on pupils' interests throughout the school and ensuring that all pupils' have the best possible exposure to an engaging and creative curriculum. I believe that foundation subjects, as well as core subjects, are crucial when developing lifelong learners and allowing children to develop and realise their potential.

Lucy Tullett


I have been at St John’s Meads for five years now, teaching in both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. It is a fantastic place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children who love to learn.

This year I will be Art & Design and Geography co-ordinator, promoting creativity and outdoor learning opportunities for all children within the school. We have the wonderful beach and downs just around the corner.

In my free time, I enjoy running, watching football and baking sweet treats!