Students live in a friendly and caring community which is committed to their safety and welfare. Students receive outstanding Health & Well-being support specifically designed for dancers.
We are proud to be a world class centre of excellence for the training and education of classical ballet dancers where graduating students are prepared to secure contracts with national and international ballet companies. Teachers come from successful professional dance backgrounds and teach with passion and commitment.
A student-focussed learning experience maximises each studentís potential in learning, living and dancing skills. The positive learning environment and high expectations prepare our graduates for life in the very best national and international ballet companies.
Elmhurst in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet is a world renowned centre of excellence for the training and education of ballet dancers. Students are equipped with the skills, resilience and creativity to succeed and make a difference in the professional dance world and beyond.

Residential School Caretaker

(52 weeks, not term time only)

including on-site accommodation

£9.18 per hour – 20 hours per week (plus overtime)


We are looking for someone to join us as a Residential School Caretaker to be responsible for unlocking and locking duties, maintaining the grounds and gardens, supporting the wider Facilities Team and to be on call on evenings and weekends to deal with emergency call outs in the school and/or boarding accommodation.

The school offers boarding facilities with up to 125 students living on site and a further 47 Year 11 and Sixth Form students living in our Upper School student accommodation 10 minutes’ walk away.

The successful candidate will:

  • Ensure that the school environment is safe and well organised to support students and staff in their day-to-day work at the school.
  • Be accountable for site security including unlocking and locking the school building during term time and holiday periods (subject to annual leave) with the support of the Facilities Co-ordinator.
  • Be responsible for the upkeep of the school’s grounds and gardens.
  • Deal with out of hours urgent facilities matters.
  • Be the lead fire marshal outside of normal school hours.
  • Be available to support the Facilities team to assist with or supervise lettings and events, mainly on evenings and weekends.

There is a high level of contact with both internal and external stakeholders and as such candidates must have a friendly and professional approach. The School Caretaker will be an essential member of the Facilities Team and contribute towards the smooth running of the school.

The successful candidate will work towards fulfilling the schools commitment to a high quality of service and will promote and embody the schools ethos; the Elmhurst Way.


Accommodation is offered to the successful candidate. The Lodge includes 2 double bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, main and ensuite bathrooms and a small outdoor space. This will be covered by a separate occupancy agreement.


Closing date:             12 noon on Wednesday 24th October 2018 

Interviews:                 Will take place during the following 2 weeks


Further information and an applicant's pack can be downloaded from below. Interested applicants may also request to visit the school by contacting reception on 0121 472 6655.


To apply for this role please download the application pack and forward to Elmhurst Ballet School, F.A.O. Liz Innis, 249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7UH. Alternatively completed application forms can be emailed to


Elmhurst Ballet School aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to upholding the safety and welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to child protection screening including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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