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School Housekeepers


Sherrardswood is an independent, co-educational school based in 40 acres of beautiful woodland by the river Mimram. Our students are well behaved, enthusiastic and keen to learn. Our staff body is positive, happy and friendly. We pride ourselves on being a community that supports each other in the pursuit of excellence, educationally but also in terms of the school experience for all the students in our care. Relationships between staff, parents and students are supportive and productive.

We are looking to appoint two Housekeepers, to work on a term time only contract, plus four weeks (approximately 39 weeks per year). This is a new exciting position to provide a comprehensive cleaning service to the whole School. You will also be responsible for helping at School events and assisting in the kitchen. You will work as a member of a team to ensure that high standards of cleanliness and hygiene for staff and pupils are maintained throughout the School. You will be flexible and able to respond to specific cleaning needs within the School. You will also be responsible for helping at School events, assisting in the kitchen and working with the children in breakfast or after school clubs.

This will require general cleaning duties but following a comprehensive daily cleaning schedule. A good understanding of cleaning chemicals, equipment and previous cleaning experience would be desirable.

We have an opportunity for both a 30 hour contract and a 15 hour contract. The working hours for both would be as follows:

  • 30 hour contract: Monday to Friday (12pm - 6pm)
  • 15 hour contract- Monday to Friday (3pm - 6pm)

Sherrardswood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and shall conduct a robust recruitment process. All applicants are expected to engage fully with the requirements of this process. Any offer to join the school is made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS, which we fund, along with clearance on all other relevant safeguarding and child protection requirements.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Working Hours: 30 hour contract (Monday to Friday 12pm-6pm) or 15 hour contract (Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm)

Application Deadline: 30th September 2021

Start Date: Immediate

To find out more about this role, please read the Job Description.


How to Apply

To apply, please complete the Application Form and return it to


Sherrardswood School follows safer recruitment procedures and any candidates who are offered the job will be subject to proof of identity, an enhanced DBS check, references and declarations of medical fitness and disqualification by association. Costs covered by the company.