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Caretaker - Full-time

Ripplevale School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-6047-186S
  • Posted:09/08/2022
  • Pay:NJC 5-8 (£10.19 - £10.81ph)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:15/08/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Caretaker – Full Time – 37.5 hours per week

Ripplevale Prep School, Broadstairs

  • Posted: 12.07.22
  • Pay: NJC 5-8 (£10.19-10.81)
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • App Close Date: 15th August 2022 at 5 pm
  • Interviews: TBC

Job Description

Due to an expansion of our school, we have an exciting opportunity for a Caretaker to join us based at Ripplevale Prep School in Broadstairs.  This post is to work Monday to Friday 37.5 hours a week, full-time 52 weeks a year (4 weeks annual leave and 8 bank holidays) plus inset hours which presently includes Tuesday early evening twilight sessions. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible and self-motivated. They will ensure our school site is maintained to the highest standard both indoors and out.  We are looking for a person with a real can do attitude to help us in our opening months.

The role involves general maintenance, undertaking general repairs around the establishment, inside and out.  These will include decorating, repairs, cleaning, basic plumbing, drain clearance and carpentry to ensure the site is a safe and tidy environment for students, staff and visitors.

Application pack (covering letter & information for applicants, job description, person specification, application form and relevant policies) is available to download from our school website: https://www.ripplevaleschool.co.uk/workwithus   Please note; APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ON RIPPLEVALE SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM PLEASE. CVs on their own will be rejected.  You can also email: hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk or telephone 01304 373866 to request an application pack.


Child Protection & Safeguarding

Ripplevale School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to;

Have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Ensure you are aware of all Ripplevale School’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policies.


Ensure you abide by those policies (names and points of contact for all relevant agencies can be found in the policies


Participate in all Child Protection & Safeguarding training as required by the school.

Immediately report any incidents of a child protection/safeguarding nature.

Be aware that failure by a member of staff to report actual or suspected physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect of a pupil is a disciplinary offence

Please note: This post is not exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for boys aged from 6 to 18 who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) with a diagnosis of ASD, often with associated conditions.

Ripplevale School is situated over two sites. Ripplevale Lower School is situated in Broadstairs, teaching a Primary provision and Ripplevale School is based in the village of Ripple near Deal, with our Secondary and Post 16 provision.

We have a committed and dedicated team which includes teachers, teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, a range of therapists, administrative staff and support staff. All play a significant role in the education and development of each pupil and work to create a warm, informal, friendly atmosphere in which the pupils feel secure, safe and confident.

Trinity is an independent day school, college and gateway provision based in Rochester and specialising in teaching children and young people aged 6 to 25 with a diagnosis of anxiety, speech, language and communication difficulties, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Trinity is also recognised for meeting the needs of young people with anxiety.

A happy and uplifting place, we celebrate all our pupils’ achievements and the bursting awards cabinet is testament to the hard work of all our learners.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jane Norris
  • Address:Chapel Lane, Ripple, Deal, Kent, CT14 8JG
  • Telephone: 01304 373866
  • Email: hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.