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Apprentice Caretaker - Fixed Term

The Viking Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F20-89-S
  • Posted:08/09/2022
  • Pay:Apprenticeship Pay Scale
  • Start Date:1st November 2022
  • App Close Date:30/09/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:3rd October 2022

Schools this job is for


We have an exciting opportunity at Upton Junior School; we are looking for an Apprentice Caretaker to join our wonderful Premises team.  The right candidate will be a positive, self-motivated, and organised with good practical skills. There are lots of reasons to become part of our Premises Team – we are a fabulous, caring school community that ensures that our ‘One Childhood, One Chance’ philosophy is at the centre of everything that we do.  To work for us, more than anything else, you need to like children, to want the very best for them and to be prepared to put their needs first.  We want our children to have an amazing school environment – inside and out, and this is something that you need to help us achieve!  The workplace learning will take part alongside our Premises Team in conjunction with a specialist training provider.

Its all about making sure that we are safe and secure, with everything working correctly and efficiently as well as keeping the schools looking smart.  Duties will include general maintenance of the school premises, out of hours opening for lettings, ensuring the security of the school, regular health and safety checks and general janitorial duties. 

The successful candidate will take pride in ensuring the school is clean, tidy and a safe environment for our children and staff.  They will need to be competent at DIY tasks and be able to work both on their own, as part of a team, and under the guidance of others.

Relevant skills and attributes:

  • An interest in maintenance and DIY
  • Ability to relate well to children, young people and adults
  • Motivated to succeed within the job
  • Willing to reflect on their own practice, learn, and apply that learning in the workplace
  • Willing to work as a member of a team and communicate effectively with a range of people
  • Willing to undergo a compulsory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for suitability for working with children and young people.


We can offer you:

  • Fantastic, kind and enthusiastic children
  • An incredibly supportive staff team
  • Excellent facilities
  • Training and career development

The apprenticeship will be for 30 hours per week, for 52 weeks per year, on a fixed term basis. The apprenticeship will end once the course has been completed.


Upton Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check.


Information about the trust

The Viking Academy Trust is a primary only, Multi-Academy Trust consisting of three inspirational schools: Upton Junior School, Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

Our One Childhood One Chance philosophy resonates throughout everything we do at the Viking Academy Trust.

The Viking Academy Trust has a dedicated staff team determined in their efforts to ensure all pupils receive a first class educational experience. We combine a broad, challenging, high-quality education with excellent pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunity.

Our aim is to educate our pupils in the broadest sense, offering a firm foundation for life, a challenging but safe environment and a strong community spirit.

Our pupils; staff, parents and governors are proud of their schools - come and see why!

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lisa Blatchford, Chief Operations Officer
  • Address:Chilton Primary School,
    Chilton Lane,
    CT11 0LQ
  • Telephone: 01843 597695
  • Email: coo@vikingacademytrust.com



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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.