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Caretaker - Full-time

Riverview Infant School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2462-117S
  • Posted:24/06/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 4 £18,517-£19,625
  • Start Date:01/09/2022
  • App Close Date:11/07/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:20/07/2022


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our wonderful team at Riverview Infant School, which is part of The Pathway Academy Trust. The post involves providing a range of duties covering security, heating, lighting, cleaning, porterage, minor repairs and maintenance. Working hours may be subject to variation and call­out at weekends and unsocial hours may be necessary from time to time.

 As Caretaker your responsibilities will include:

  • Opening & Locking the school -As primary key holder this is a split shift 

          6am-10.30am  3pm-6pm Monday-Thursday

          6am -10.00am  3pm-6pm Friday

  • This role also includes being the emergency contact and overtime for lettings.
  • Organising our team of cleaners.
  • Health & Safety - This includes liaising with our H&S provider and School/Trust Business Manager; as well as completing relevant checks.
  • General maintenance and liaison with external contractors. The role also includes some project management.

 Who we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be:

  • Hard working and conscientious
  • Flexible and friendly
  • Someone who cares about the environment they work in

 What we can offer you:

  • A Salary based on £18,517-£19,625 , dependent on experience and qualifications
  • The opportunity to join a team in a friendly and welcoming work environment
  • Being part of a network of premises workers across the Trust
  • An effective induction.
  • Training, development, mentoring and coaching
  • Additional support from The Pathway Academy Trust’s experienced Central Team
  • Wonderful children!

Working for TPAT offers our employees a wealth of opportunities for professional development as well as an emphasis on wellbeing. Our Staff Charter is our pledge to put employees at the centre of our organisation. Our Staff Charter and Wellbeing package can be found on our website.

Some of the benefits in our Staff Charter include:

  • Two additional days off per year, one as a 'Happy Birthday' from the Trust, following a successful probation period, which can be taken during term time
  • Free breakfast club place for your child if you work in breakfast club or after-school club, and half price places for other staff members
  • Subsidised eye test and contribution to glasses for eligible computer users
  • Annual flu vaccination
  • Free tea, coffee and refreshments
  • Christmas lunch
  • Termly breakfast for all staff

Interviews will be the week commencing 18th July

 Visits to the school prior to application are encouraged. Please contact Mrs Katherine Baird via office@riverview-infant.com  or Telephone 01474 566 484 to arrange an informal chat and tour of our school.

Information about the school

Riverview Infant School is a large four form entry infant school with an increasingly diverse community where exemplary staff are dedicated to ensuring that the time children spend there is successful and remembered fondly. Leaders and staff believe learning should be enjoyable to engage and motivate children, building on and consolidating the unique set of experiences that each child brings.

Children are at the heart of the school, encouraged to persevere and to be aspirational in their learning, as well as to actively contribute to their community, in essence equipping them to be valuable citizens for the future. Riverview has high expectations for the children in its care, not only for academic success but in all aspects of personal achievement.


Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview, so early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to close the advert when we are in receipt of sufficient applications and without notice. If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.


The Pathway Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role will involve contact with children, referred to as regulated activity, therefore all applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the school is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Equal Opportunities:

The Pathway Academy Trust, an equal opportunities employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. The Trust provides all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally-protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. The Pathway Academy Trust is committed to providing reasonable adjustments to individuals with disabilities.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01474) 331401


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).