Loreto College St Albans

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Site Assistant / Gardener 


37 hours per week (shift pattern to be agreed)

£25,119 per annum (plus fringe allowance - £689 per year)

The role is a full-time position working 52 weeks per year with 24 days holiday 


Loreto St Albans is an 11-18 girls’ academy recognised by OFSTED as outstanding in all areas. With the support of our enthusiastic and accomplished staff our students achieve excellent results, and the Progress 8 performance measure has regularly placed Loreto in the top 4% of schools in the country. The school is oversubscribed and has earned an excellent reputation for discipline, pastoral care and academic standards. 

We have a vacancy for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our premises staff. The successful candidate will join a team who have responsibility for opening/closing the school and for providing a clean, healthy and safe environment for users of the school buildings and grounds. 

The role will involve gardening, carrying out maintenance and repair work, requiring non-specialist skills to the school building, grounds, fixtures and fittings, general lifting and assisting the premises team with cleaning duties. You must have practical DIY skills, and proficiency in the operation of machinery, an understanding and ability to support the implementation of relevant policies including Health and Safety and CoSHH would be an advantage. 

The successful applicant should be a good communicator and happy to work as part of a small team but also to work on their own initiative. A flexible approach is very important.  

About Loreto College 

Loreto College St Albans is part of the international family of Loreto schools and colleges, and as such benefits from a 400 year-old tradition and links with Loreto schools both in the UK and worldwide. Loreto College St Albans is an ‘Outstanding School’ at an exciting point in its journey.  

The school benefits from a mixture of original and modern buildings with excellent equipment and facilities. The school is situated in St Albans in close proximity to St Albans City Thameslink Station and also is near to the M1 and M25 motorway and, as such, benefits from excellent transport links. 

Application Process

Applications are welcome from people of all faiths or those of no faith who are supportive of our ethos.

If you possess the necessary skills and experience, we invite you to submit an application. Your application should explain fully your suitability for the role as detailed in the job description and tailored to meet the Person Specification in terms of your knowledge, experience, skills, qualities and qualifications. An information pack and application form can be downloaded from the documents below or visit the school’s website. 

Completed application forms are to be sent by email to:

swilliams@loreto.herts.sch.uk - please note CVs are not accepted.  

If you are interested in visiting the school before applying please also email swilliams@loreto.herts.sch.uk

We reserve the right to interview and make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications will be welcomed. 

Personal attributes



£25,119 per annum (plus fringe allowance - £689 per annum)


Loreto College St Albans
Hatfield Road
St Albans

Supporting documents

Deadline & Interview date

Closing date:   Friday 3 May 2024 – 9am          

Interviews:       To be confirmed following closing date

Equal opportunities & Safeguarding 

Equal opportunities 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We are committed to ensuring equality across our school, and that all staff are treated fairly, in line with our school policies. Applicants from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. 

Safeguarding information

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a barred list check before appointment to the post. The DBS check will reveal both spent and unspent convictions, cautions and any other information held by local police that is considered relevant to the role. Any convictions listed on a DBS check will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any job offer will be conditional on the satisfactory completion of the necessary pre-employment checks including receipt of two satisfactory references.