UTC Plymouth

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Caretaker to join the school in September 2020

Post:                           Caretaker

Start Date:                  September 2020

Location:                    UTC Plymouth, Park Avenue, Plymouth, PL1 4RL

Salary Range:            Grade E - SCP15, £22,911 per annum

Hours/Contract:         Full-time, permanent contract: 37 hours per week

The Role: We are seeking to appoint a Caretaker who will be responsible for ensuring that all our facilities are maintained to a high standard, providing a pleasant environment in which students and staff can work and learn.  The Caretaker will be a key-holder and must be willing to be called out at any time should an emergency arise. 

The Person:  The successful candidate will have experience of carrying out general building, grounds repairs and maintenance tasks, with the capacity to prioritise a wide range of duties. They will also need a clear understanding of both security issues and Health & Safety requirements in respect of all areas of school life.  Flexibility and team working are essential attributes. 

School Background:  UTC Plymouth is part of Reach South Academy Trust.  We are currently a unique 13 – 19 College that focuses on STEAM subjects by working closely with our industrial partners such as Babcock, PMG and the Royal Navy.  We work hard to support our students who routinely progress onto apprenticeships, higher apprenticeships, university or employment.​

Trust Background:  Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.

We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy.  We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.


Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Further Information: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Kerry Day, Office Manager on 01752 284250 or email for further information.


Job Description:  Caretaker - Job Description


To Apply:  Please send a completed application form (below) to 


Closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 9 August 2020 at midnight. The Trust reserves the right to close the job vacancy on receipt of sufficient applications without notification.   It is therefore vital that should you wish to apply for this post that you submit your application as soon as possible.


Interview Date:  Interviews will be held on Friday 14 August 2020.


Opportunities and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.



Application Form

Prospective Applicant Letter

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.  Please note the information you provide in this section of the form will stay confidential, and be stored securely and limited to only the Trusts Human Resources team and used for monitoring purposes only.

Telephone: 01752 987060



Reach South Academy Trust

c/o UTC Plymouth

Park Avenue




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Reach South Academy Trust is an exempt charity in England and Wales. Company number: 10151730