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Assistant Caretaker - Part-time

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5207-71S
  • Posted:27/07/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:September/October 2022
  • App Close Date:28/08/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Friday 2nd September



We are looking to appoint an assistant caretaker who will work with our new site manager to maintain the school environment to ensure that it is clean, safe and welcoming for pupils, parents and staff. 

Main Duties:

  • to ensure that the site is compliant with our health and safety standards,
  • ensuring the building and grounds are clean, safe and ready for our pupils to learn. 
  • light maintenance work 
  • porterage of resources and furniture 
  • to ensure resources such as cleaning supplies and equipment are stored and maintained appropriately
  • ensuring the school hall is ready for afternoon activities

The assistant caretaker plays a vital role in the day-to-day running of the premises and will be able to work cooperatively with all members of the school community to ensure high standards are maintained at all times. 

This is a term time only role working 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday 11am to 2pm each day.  

This role would have line management from the Site Manager as well as daily liaison with the headteacher or assistant headteachers as required. 


St Francis Catholic Primary school t 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 ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

St Francis is a popular, inclusive, well- equipped primary school serving a wide Catholic community in Maidstone and beyond. We are a large two form entry school with over 420 pupils on roll. The school is housed in a modern building which includes an open plan library and up to date computer suite. All classes are well resourced and have interactive whiteboards and visualisers.

We are a hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic team described by Ofsted as “an impressive professional workforce, committed to ensuring that all pupils make progress”. We are committed to enabling all children to achieve the very best they can through a dynamic, creative and questioning curriculum. Staff development is always focused on ensuring outstanding teaching and learning, with challenge for all.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2018, judged the school to be good in all areas.

Tolerance, mutual respect and understanding are central to the excellent relationships and standards of behaviour within the school.

Our children are energetic and friendly and enjoy taking responsibility for themselves and others. We believe in developing the whole child in a happy and safe environment where high expectations of learning and discipline ensure that all are able to achieve academically, spiritually and socially.

We provide an outstanding Catholic education with many opportunities for our children to become immersed in the liturgical life of the school and our parish through daily assemblies, masses and other services.

Our community is enriched through strong relationships with all stakeholders – children, staff, parents, governors and friends work together to secure the best outcomes for our children. You would receive a very warm welcome to our school community.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 771568


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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.