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Caretaker - Full-time

Temple Hill Primary Academy, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2657-251S
  • Posted:21/07/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:09/09/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 12/09/2022


Temple Hill Primary Academy are looking to recruit a Caretaker.  The post will be for 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, working 10.30am to 6.30pm each day (flexibility is needed to cover the early shift throughout school holidays).  

The purpose of this role is to support the Site Manager and Leadership Team by carrying out a range of caretaking duties including security and supervision of the site and related equipment, and other caretaking duties including porterage, cleaning and maintenance. 

You will be paid Kent Range 5, £20,595 to £21,693 (depending on experience), based on 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.  You will receive 26 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays.  

We have 900 pupils from Nursery to Year 6 with a Specialist Resource Provision for children with Speech & Language needs (SLCN). We offer a short-term Nurture placement for children with Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties. 29% of children have special needs and 40% of children receive Pupil Premium funding. We pride ourselves on the high-quality provision we offer to all children especially those in vulnerable groups.  

From a Good Ofsted in June 2019, we are now striving to achieve Outstanding. We have a dedicated supportive work force and every single staff member is valued at our school. We offer opportunities for growth within school and the wider Trust.  

We are part of the Galaxy Trust and we work closely with the other schools in the Trust -Fleetdown Primary Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy and West Hill Primary Academy. With approx. 2800 pupils across the four schools there are a number of opportunities for developing the best provision within the area. The Trust values are Respect, Responsibility, Equality and this drives the ethos of all four schools where you can see these values permeate throughout the school communities.

We are the school to work at because we are unique. Children come first whatever their background or their differing needs. We value our staff, we care, we understand. We will support and encourage you to be the best version of yourself. #WeAreTempleHill  

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contracted.  

The Galaxy 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 post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Information about the school

The Galaxy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust that comprises of Fleetdown Primary Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy, Temple Hill Primary Academy and West Hill Primary Academy.

Each Primary has its own unique character, but all subscribe to The Galaxy Trust values of Respect, Responsibility and Equality. Please visit the individual school website to find out more.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lucy Wisdom
  • Address:St Edmund's Road, Temple Hill, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5ND
  • Telephone: 07444 035771
  • Email: hr@galaxytrust.co.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.