Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School, Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1US.


Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Part time

£17,842 full time equivalent (Actual salary - £6,751)

This is a Voluntary Aided School; the employer will be the Governing body of the School.

Archbishop Runcie Church of England (VA) First School

Christon Road


Newcastle upon Tyne


Tel: 0191 285 2663


Headteacher: Mrs KE Massey.

14 hours per week.

The Governors of Archbishop Runcie Church of England VA First School wish to appoint a permanent part time cleaner, to start as soon as possible (4th January 2022 at the latest).

We are a welcoming Church of England school with happy, well behaved and highly motivated children and a dynamic, passionate and hardworking staff team. We have high expectations of ourselves and the children. Parents are highly supportive of the school.

We wish to fill our Cleaner vacancy to carry out general cleaning of all areas of school such as classrooms, corridors, offices and toilets, as directed. The working hours are 3:00pm - 5:30pm, Mondays - Thursdays and 2:30 - 5:30pm on Fridays.

We are looking for meticulous team member who will go the extra mile for the benefit of the school community. The successful candidate will work alongside and under the direction of the Site Manager.

The successful candidate will model high standards for themselves, the school and others. They will have a positive outlook and will be excited at the prospect of being part of our team.

The successful candidate will:

•work successfully under the direction of the Site Manager and as part of a wider team

•be motivated, committed and proactive

•go the extra mile

•be organised, highly efficient and prioritise workload within time constraints

•support the vision and ethos of the school

We are aiming to appoint the right candidate to start in post as soon as possible; therefore, applications will be considered as they are received.

The role is 14 hours a week. Annual leave can be taken only during school closure periods with the agreement of the Headteacher. During the school holidays, rather than working a small number of hours per day, the successful candidate may work the weekly 14 hours across two days rather than 5.

Additional information

Application packs can be downloaded from the school website (

Completed applications should be accompanied by a covering letter and sent electronically, as soon as possible, directly to Mrs Massey, Headteacher, via email (

Applications can be submitted until midday on Friday 26th November. Please note that we will be considering applications upon receipt and inviting shortlisted candidates to interviews, on a rolling basis, as soon as possible. If a successful appointment is made before the closing date, the advert will close and no further applications will be considered. The school website will be updated if the status of the advert changes.

Please note that during the pandemic we have asked our cleaning staff to work overtime and the successful candidate must therefore be able to work overtime as required.

Archbishop Runcie CE First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, pre-interview references and an enhanced DBS check.


Closing date:

26 November 2021

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