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Caretaker - Full-time

St Augustine Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4000-205S
  • Posted:06/07/2022
  • Pay:WAT Grade E, pts 10 - 14 £21,695 - £23,484
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/07/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Soon after closing date



We seek to appoint a Caretaker to be responsible for the provision of looking after and maintaining our Academy. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a growing and consistently developing Academy.


St Augustine Academy is committed to providing an education that ensures all students succeed and make the best of the opportunities and experiences available to them. Our core principles are based upon the educational, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our students.


  • Gym facilities
  • On-site parking
  • Cycle scheme
  • Set in a beautiful parkland area of Maidstone, close to Maidstone West railway station. Our school community offers the opportunity to become a meaningful part of the wider community through enrichment and extra-curricular activities
  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management
  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic team


  • Ideally, experience of working in a school environment
  • Experience of being in a similar role
  • Good communication skills
  • Time management


  • Demonstrate previous experience and ‘DIY skills’ to identify, monitor and carry out minor repairs, maintenance and redecoration.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of moving and handling procedures and be physically able to carry out the physical tasks of the role (e.g. lifting, shifting, clearing snow etc).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Health & Safety and hygiene procedures and precautions.
  • Awareness of COSHH regulations, applying knowledge gained as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills that allow effective communication with all levels of school staff, governors, pupils, contractors and outside users of the school (hirers).

Potential candidates for this role are warmly invited to visit the school or to contact the Operations Manager for an informal conversation

This is a full time, whole year post with flexible working required - currently this is an alternating two week shift pattern: 5.40am - 2pm and 10.10am - 6.30pm. (However the pattern may be negotiable). There are 5 additional hours during term time.

Overtime will be required on occasion to cover for Academy functions and events and there may be a need to attend emergency call-outs if required.

Salary: WAT Grade E, pts 10 - 14 £21,695 - £23,484, plus additional amount of between £2,510 - £2,717 per annum.

Information about the school

St Augustine Academy is an all ability school committed to providing an education that ensures that all students succeed and make the most of the opportunities and experiences available to them. Our core principles are based on developing the gifts and talents of all students, whatever they may be, and guiding them on to a career path to fulfil their aspirations.

Another core foundation of the Academy is our Faith. Our Christian inclusive ethos is encapsulated by our small community Chapter system where every student is known and nurtured. All students have the opportunity to develop their sense of spirituality, morality, self -respect and wellbeing.

We believe that students are engaged and achieve when the environment is both caring and orderly with teaching that fires their imagination and brings learning to life. With a grammar stream, our innovative curriculum and extensive Enrichment programme gives students access to those essential employability skills which future generations will need to succeed.

Vision: ‘believe in more’

St Augustine Academy is a high performing school where every student is known, valued and nurtured. We want to prepare our students to be responsible, enquiring, tolerant and confident members of society who can use their talents and abilities to be successful in a world that is constantly changing.

We are committed to: • Providing an inclusive community based on Christian values • Developing the whole person and inspiring a confident, ‘can do’ attitude • Encouraging individual aptitudes and interests so that students can reach their full potential both academically and personally • Offering high-quality CPD to staff to ensure staff and students are as successful as they can be

We have high expectations and believe in: • Excellent behaviour with courtesy and respect for others • The highest levels of attendance and punctuality • The enjoyment of learning whilst expecting hard work from all involved in the Academy.

Job Contact Information


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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).