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Caretaker - Part-time

The Viking Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F20-79-S
  • Posted:29/06/2022
  • Pay:KR3 £18,425 pro rata
  • Start Date:11th August 2022
  • App Close Date:22/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:25th July

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Are you self-motivated, highly organised and have a good range of practical skills?

Yes? Then read on as this may be the perfect role for you…

Viking Academy Trust is looking to appoint a Caretaker to join our Premises Team working predominately at Chilton Primary School.

There are lots of special reasons for becoming part of ‘Team Viking' - we are a fabulous, caring school community that puts our ‘One Childhood One Chance’ philosophy at the centre of everything we do.

Above all you need to like children, to want the very best for them & be prepared to put their needs first. It’s all about making sure we're safe and secure, everything working correctly and efficiently as well as keeping the school looking smart. Duties will include daily cleaning responsibilities, general maintenance of the school premises; some out of hours opening for lettings; ensuring the security of the school, regular health and safety checks and general janitorial duties.

The successful candidate will take pride in ensuring the school is clean, tidy and a safe environment. They will need to be competent at DIY tasks and be able to work both on their own initiative and under the guidance of others.

We have a minibus that is in constant use and although not essential, it would be very useful to have category D1 on your licence and some experience of driving minibuses.

The post is for 25 hours a week.  Working hours will be discussed at interview, however, applicants must be aware that flexibility and willingness to work outside of a 9am-5pm pattern will be essential. 

The contract is for 52 weeks a year and pay will be on Kent Range 3 - £12,449.32 (£18,425 per annum pro rata), rising to £13,035.81 (£19,293 pro rata) from September 2022.  

Please contact Sarah Hickman, Central Liaison Officer: clo@vikingacademytrust.com or by telephone via the school office.  

The Viking Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure application to the Criminal Records Bureau and check against the ISA-barred list for children. 

Application deadline closes: 22nd July 2022

Information about the trust

The Viking Academy Trust is a primary only, Multi-Academy Trust consisting of three inspirational schools: Upton Junior School, Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

Our One Childhood One Chance philosophy resonates throughout everything we do at the Viking Academy Trust.

The Viking Academy Trust has a dedicated staff team determined in their efforts to ensure all pupils receive a first class educational experience. We combine a broad, challenging, high-quality education with excellent pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunity.

Our aim is to educate our pupils in the broadest sense, offering a firm foundation for life, a challenging but safe environment and a strong community spirit.

Our pupils; staff, parents and governors are proud of their schools - come and see why!

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lisa Blatchford, Chief Operations Officer
  • Address:Chilton Primary School,
    Chilton Lane,
    CT11 0LQ
  • Telephone: 01843 597695
  • Email: coo@vikingacademytrust.com



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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).