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Assistant Caretaker - Full-time

Burnt Oak Primary, Gillingham

  • Ref:KCC887-3760-31S
  • Posted:27/07/2022
  • Pay:D1 £18,333 - £20,043
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:14/08/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:WC 15th August 2022


We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, reliable and committed individual to fill the post of Assistant Caretaker at Burnt Oak Primary School.

Any candidate will need good practical skills and an understanding of health and safety and security. You will also need to have high standards and a sense of humour!

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, positive, well organised, flexible, an excellent communicator and possess the ability to work in close partnership with staff from across the school and wider community as directed.

You must be a friendly and willing individual with the ability to remain calm and cheerful under pressure. You will also have a ‘can do’ attitude and have developed a good range of skills in general maintenance. You should also be able to work both within a team and under your own initiative. This will be a busy and demanding position. 

The person appointed will be able to communicate at all levels, with students, staff, parents and the local community as necessary. This is a 52 week contract so will include working during school holidays and may be subject to variation, call out in the evenings and at weekends and unsocial hours on occasion.

What we can offer: 

  • A competitive salary 
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous maternity and paternity leave and pay entitlement
  • Generous adoption leave and pay entitlement
  • Assisted car purchase scheme for support staff
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Access to the money advice service
  • Salary sacrifice for childcare vouchers/cycle scheme
  • Discounts and concessions through national and local retailers including travel, shopping, leisure, health and wellbeing, motoring and eye care voucher scheme
  • Discounted local bus season ticket
  • Medway Council offers
  • Training opportunities through our CPD programme 

Information about the school

“Burnt Oak Primary School believes that their school can make a difference to the pupils within it.” (IQM Assessor)

Would you like to be a part of this dynamic team which makes a true difference to our pupils’ lives?

Burnt Oak Primary School is a vibrant and welcoming school situated in lower Gillingham. We are a two-form entry school with a Nursery. The school is well resourced and has excellent ICT facilities. We have motivated and happy pupils who are eager to learn.

Through the dedication of our amazing staff, Burnt Oak Primary School succeeds in providing a learning environment where all pupils and staff, are helped to succeed. It is this dedication which led to the school achieving and retaining both the Inclusion Quality Mark and Centre of Excellence since 2017 and becoming a Flagship School in 2020.

Burnt Oak Primary School prides itself on its highly creative curriculum and the extensive extra-curricular activities which it offers pupils. Teachers are encouraged to be innovative and to engage pupils through exciting learning opportunities. Testament to the high quality of this curriculum are our recent Gold Sports Games and Best Literacy Innovation Awards.

We were most recently inspected by Ofsted in May 2022 where we received GOOD in all categories.


Job Contact Information

Fax: 01634 578 670


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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.