Staff Vacancies

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Set in the heart of Christchurch, close to the Stour and Avon rivers and the famous beaches of Bournemouth, the Priory School is a very special place to work.

The employers of Priory School are the school’s governors. The governors have adopted the procedures and practices of Dorset Council.

School Caretaker – job vacancy for April 2023


Required for April 2023

30 hours per week, Mon – Fri 7am – 1:30pm

The Priory CE (VA) Primary School is looking to appoint an experienced and dedicated caretaker from 17th April 2023 (or earlier if possible), following the promotion of the previous postholder.

The successful candidate will carry out a full range of duties to provide for the general security and maintenance of the school premises, to include handyperson activities.

The higher grading reflects additional supervision duties, including fire safety coordination, health and safety responsibilities and grounds maintenance.  The role is for 30 hours per week, 7am to 1:30pm (excluding 30 minutes unpaid lunchtime) for 52 weeks. 

Pay will be on Dorset Council Grade 5 (£21,189 to £21,968 full time equivalent), which is an hourly rate of £10.99 – £11.39 depending on experience and qualifications.

This is an excellent opportunity for a reliable and practical person to join our happy team and make a difference in our good school.

For full details of the vacancy and an application form, you can visit our website

Please apply either online through or by post or email:

Candidates should complete the application form in full and return it (online or by post) so that it is received no later than Wednesday 8th February 2023.

Interview date: Wednesday 22nd February 2023