Job Description

Job Title: Painter and Decorator
Job Reference No: 
Responsible to: 
Maintenance Manager
Hours per week: 
Full time – 40 hours a week
Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 
9.00am on 2nd October 2019

Taunton School is over 170 years old and is an Independent School for approximately 1000 boys and girls aged 0-18 years, with circa 300 boarders. We aim to challenge, inspire and nurture young people to succeed in a global community.

We are seeking to appoint a qualified Painter and Decorator to join the School’s Maintenance team. The role will involve carrying out a variety of painting and decorating tasks in a timely and effective manner across the School site for which you will be required to efficiently organise your own materials and resources. You will also operate to existing quality procedures and will carry out all works accurately, safely and in accordance with appropriate guidelines and regulations.

The successful candidate will be an excellent skilled tradesperson ideally qualified to NVQ Level 3 and will have up to date knowledge of all applicable current guidelines and regulations.

Our School ethos is of a shared responsibility and positive contribution from all to the life and work of this busy six-day-a-week boarding and day community. This is what makes Taunton School such a thriving, energetic and well-rounded Independent School. We offer a competitive package and an outstanding environment in which to work.


  • Uniform provided;
  • Tools, equipment and PPE are provided;
  • Meals provided when the dining room is open;
  • Free parking on site;
  • Contributory money purchase pension scheme;
  • Discounted membership of the Taunton School Sports Club;
  • Contributory Health Scheme; and
  • Automatic enrolment in the School Pension Scheme (should you meet the eligibility criteria).

Application details:
Please complete and submit a Taunton School application form and equal opportunities monitoring form accompanied with a covering letter to, applications can be posted to the HR Department at the main School address. Please note CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 9.00am on 2nd October 2019

Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check.

Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer and sets out to be caring and reasonable in its approach to all staff; it values its staff and has been accredited with the Investors in People gold standard.