Cleaner - Montgomery Academy

Academy: Montgomery Academy
Contract: Permanent
Salary: NJC Pay Scale, Grade B
Closing date for applications: 23 May 2022, 9.00am

Montgomery Academy


Salary:            Points 2 to 4 on the NJC Pay Scale currently £18,516 - £19,264 (£9.62 - £10.01 per hour)

Contract:        Permanent, Various Hours (please ask for more details)

Start Date:      May 2022

Who are we?

Montgomery Academy is a rapidly improving school with good leadership and determined to deliver the highest quality education.

Montgomery Academy is situated in Bispham, north Blackpool. We are proud of our reputation for securing both high quality academic achievement and providing the best possible learning opportunities and support for our students. These high standards are built upon foundations of mutual respect, collective values and the firm belief that learning counts and people really matter. The school is energetic, inclusive and continually seeking ways to improve the opportunities as well as draw the best talents, expertise and experience for students and staff alike. 

The Academy’s sponsor is FCAT, the Fylde Coast Academy Trust, a growing and developing Multi Academy Trust which is committed to “promoting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership”. You would be joining the ‘family of schools’ within FCAT which will provide outstanding opportunities for future professional growth and potential promotion. Furthermore, the Academy is also part of the Fylde Coast Teaching School which delivers high quality courses on teaching and leadership as well as the opportunity for colleagues to network and share good practice to improve opportunities for young people across the region. We are determined to build upon this further and are looking to appoint like-minded professionals to join us on our journey of continuous improvement.

Montgomery Academy has been on a journey of improvement since April 2016 when it came out of Special Measures.  It is currently Requiring Improvement though had a very positive Section 8 inspection in May 2019 where we told to continue embedding the strategies we had already put in place.  Leadership was described as a strength of the academy.  The reputation of the academy grows year on year with the proportion of parents putting us as first choice rising by 30% this year.  We are developing a culture amongst our students of self-regulation specifically being safe, mature, ambitious, respectful and thoughtful.  In the last year, we have celebrated serving our community for 60 years since Field Marshall Montgomery officially opened the school in 1959.  All staff, students and parents/carers form the Montgomery Family and our family-ethos is the cornerstone of our continual improvement.  So you would be joining a much improved school with a positive and forward looking agenda. We are all optimistic about the future for the school.



Purpose of the role

To undertake cleaning duties to maintain a high standard of cleanliness within the school, as directed.


Key duties:

  1. Undertake cleaning of allocated areas in line with specified standards and as directed;
  2. Operate / use domestic and industrial cleaning equipment and materials, following appropriate training;
  3. Responsible for storing allocated equipment and materials safely and securely;
  4. Perform duties in line with health and safety regulations (COSHH) and take action where hazards are identified, report problems with equipment and serious hazards to line manager immediately;
  5. Handle cleaning materials in line with COSHH regulations;
  6. Collect and dispose of waste;
  7. Refill and replace soap, towels and other consumables;
  8. Adhere to safeguarding procedures. 


Individuals in this role may also:

  1. Undertake specialised cleaning programmes during school closures or other designated periods;
  2. Demonstrate cleaning duties to new or less experienced staff;
  3. Some responsibility for security of buildings. 


Indicative knowledge, skills and experience

  • Experience of cleaning and using cleaning equipment;
  • Basic Numeracy and Literacy skills. 

What can we offer you?

Annual appraisal, access to comprehensive CPD and career development opportunities.

A challenging, ambitious and supportive place to work.

Please visit our websites to learn more about our Academy and Sponsor FCAT:

How to Apply

For further details and an application form please contact:

Andy Doyle on 01253 356271 or email at

Or visit the FCAT website:

Closing time and date for applications is 9am on Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Shortlisting to take place on Monday, May 23rd, 2022. An email will be sent to successful candidates, please check your SPAM/JUNK email for this.

Assessment and Interview Day on Thursday, May 26th, 2022 

The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.


Interview Date: 26 May 2022


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