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Caretaker/Handyperson - Fixed Term

St William of Perth Catholic Primary, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC887-3746-14S
  • Posted:07/10/2022
  • Pay:Grade D2 £19,264 - £20,541 pro rata per annum
  • Start Date:3rd January 2023
  • App Close Date:31/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Vacancy Details

Caretaker/Handyperson – St William of Perth

Employer:                  St William of Perth

Salary:                       Grade: D2 £19,264 - £22,129 pro rata per annum.

Location:                    Canon Close, Rochester ME1 3EN

Contract:                    Permanent

Working Pattern:         Part Time

Hours:                        20 hours a week during term time plus one week

DBS Check:                 Enhanced

Closing Date:              Friday 7th October 2022 at 12pm


St William of Perth Catholic Primary School is located in the heart of Rochester with 210 children on roll, aged 4 - 11 years. In May 2018 we were judged Good by OFSTED. We are seeking to appoint a new caretaker/Handyman to look after our wonderful school, starting from Tuesday 3rd January 23.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work under the direction and guidance of the School Business Manager
  • Be responsible for the opening up and locking up of the building/gates
  • Be responsible for the maintenance and security of school premises
  • Provide high standards of cleanliness around the school building and external areas.
  • Be physically fit and able to undertake lifting/carrying up to 30kg approx.
  • Liaise with the cleaning contractors
  • Carry out and register weekly / montyly compliance checks
  • Have good understanding of health and safety requirements.
  • Need to be hardworking, reliable, flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

The hours required to work will be 7.00am – 9.00 am and 4.00 pm – 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Holiday hours will be as required to cover maintenance works and deep cleaning of the school.

Although previous experience of working in a school would be advantageous, it is not essential.

If you would like to see our fantastic school in action, or find out more information about the role, please feel free to contact the school office on 01634 404267 and ask to speak with Mrs Claire Eastwood.

Application Form available from the school office.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and an appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS / Barred list check and references.

Information about the school

St. William of Perth Catholic Primary School is situated approximately one mile south of the City of Rochester, Rochester Castle and Cathedral and is in the Parish of St. John Fisher. As a church school, we place a strong emphasis on creating an ethos based on the gospel values, whilst still maintaining recognition of the need to reflect the variety of religious traditions and diversity of our society. Developing positive spiritual and moral values underpins our pastoral day-to-day work. One of our greatest assets is the caring, family atmosphere, which we create through knowing each child individually and being aware of their different needs.

We believe our children deserve the very best. Within the school mission statement it says that the aims of the school are “to nourish the growth of all its members as persons illuminated by the light of Christ”. Our staff work as a team to support learners to reach their potential within a stimulating learning environment and a rich curriculum while the pupils are polite, happy and very enthusiastic. We will continually strive for excellence and give all children the confidence to achieve their true potential.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01634 404 788


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.