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Caretaker - Full-time/Part-time

St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3754-168S
  • Posted:06/05/2022
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Caretaker 20 hours a week (Monday to Friday) including school holidays/closures.

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School are looking to recruit a responsible, friendly, enthusiastic and highly committed caretaker who will ensure that our school is a safe, clean, tidy and secure environment to facilitate effective teaching of our children.

The post is part-time, with split shifts (but we are flexible on this) each day covering 20 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, (this will include pro rata amount holiday based on 52 wks per year/37hrs), to be taken during school holidays.


The successful candidate will:

  • Have a positive and proactive approach to taking care of the school;


  • Be responsible for managing the upkeep of the school building and grounds with the ability to work alone using own initiative;


  • Be practical, dedicated, highly motivated, hardworking and flexible;


  • Be skilful with a proven range of site maintenance skills, including general repairs, cleaning, painting and decorating. Other skills such as plumbing, DIY including carpentry would be advantageous;


  • Be able to relate well to adults and children;


  • Be an important member of our school team and have a positive approach to this key role.


If you would like to find out more about our school please contact the school office to book for an informal visit.


The school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.


The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and ISA Registration, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.



Information about the school

St Augustine's Catholic Primary School is a thriving school. We have happy, motivated children and supportive parents. Being a small school, in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, our children and staff grow and learn as one family working together. We are proud of our school and established learning community.

We are a Catholic School where the ethos is underpinned by the gospel values of developing the whole child through love, care and respect for others.

St Augustine’s has a rich and diverse community that aims to value each child for their unique gifts, skills and talents and where we appreciate that every child is different, special in the eyes of God no matter what their ethnicity, ability or background. We welcome staff from all faiths and backgrounds who are happy to support our ethos.

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School has strong links with our three feeder parishes, has enthusiastic and motivated children from a wide catchment area and diverse backgrounds, and a friendly and supportive staff who work hard as a strong team. The curriculum is creative and well resourced.

The school is close to the town centre of Tunbridge Wells, and set in large pleasant grounds which include our reflection area and pond, sports field, Early Years garden and outdoor classroom. In September 2021, our school was graded as 'Good' by Ofsted.

The school is part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership and is linked to, and collaborates closely with St Margaret Clitherow Primary School in Tonbridge, St Thomas' Primary School in Sevenoaks, with a shared Executive Academy Principal, Mrs Katharine Sexton and Area Business Manager, Mrs Maria Sherring.

St Augustines Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be asked for two references and be subject to a full DBS check plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.