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Caretaker - Full-time

Gravesend Grammar School (Boys), Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5465-89S
  • Posted:13/05/2022
  • Pay:£18,425 - £19,625 pa, plus lettings allowances.
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:10/06/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 13th June '22



Salary range:  £18,425 - £19,625 pa, plus lettings allowances (typically £3-4,000 pa) 

The School wishes to appoint a Caretaker to join the premises team, reporting to the school’s Site Manager.  The role involves lifting and carrying work.  An alternate week shift pattern is worked, with an early shift (with a 5.45am start) one week, and a late shift (with a 6.30pm finish) the next. 

Candidates should possess the following qualities:

  • Reliability, punctuality and trustworthiness
  • The ability to work unsupervised and to show initiative
  • An awareness of workplace Health and Safety issues
  • Good communication, organisation and prioritisation skills
  • A flexible attitude and the ability to work in a team 
  • A capacity for hard work
  • General DIY skills

On every ‘late shift’ week, late evening and weekend visits to the school are required to open and close the site to other users.  An additional payment is made for these duties.  

Closing date:  Friday 10th June, 2022

Interviews: W/C 13th June, 2022

Appointment: As soon as possible

Application forms and a job description can be obtained by calling the school on 01474 331893 or from the school website www.gravesendgrammar.com.  If you wish to discuss the post in more detail please call the above number and ask to speak to Mike Fall, Director of Support Services.

We will not accept CVs. Completed application forms must be e-mailed to Lisa Walsh, HR  at walshl@decustrust.com by 12:00 on the closing date.

Information about the school

Gravesend Grammar School is an 11-18 selective boys grammar school with girls admitted to the Sixth Form. The most recent Ofsted Inspection (June 2015) judged the School as ‘Outstanding’.

We became an Academy on 1st August 2011 as part of The Decus Educational Trust (TDET).

We have a committed staff who provide opportunity and challenge in a caring environment and strive to ensure the students achieve the very best they can at all times. We also have strong working partnerships with parents, governors and the community.

The School has benefited from many improvements in recent years including the addition of new buildings. We are currently embarking upon an exciting £8million joint building project with the local authority that will deliver the modernisation and refurbishment of our existing infrastructure, the addition of a dedicated sixth form facility by September 2021 and enable expansion.

We are served by excellent transport links; by road the A2 and M25, and by rail Gravesend train station (on the HS1 line) is a short walk from the School and Ebbsfleet International train station is only a 10 minute drive.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK. TDET is an equal opportunities employer.

Gravesend Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Contact Information

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).