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Caretaker - Full-time

Highworth Grammar School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4092-166S
  • Posted:11/10/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:14/10/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC



Kent Range 5: £20,595 - £21,693 pa

We are looking for a reliable and self-motivated Caretaker to join our friendly team at our very busy and successful school.  You will work within a team of three and duties include responsibility for all general caretaking, school security, minor maintenance, repairs and decoration works.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible, have a good understanding of the health and safety requirements of a large site and excellent communication skills.  Previous experience of working in a school would be advantageous but is not essential.  You will need good time management and the ability to prioritise duties and work on your own initiative.  The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring our school site is maintained to the highest standard, to offer all of our students the best learning environment both indoors and out.

This is an all year round position and hours of work are Monday - Friday on a 3 week shift pattern 7am – 2.30pm (2 shifts) and 12.00pm – 7.30pm (1 Shift)

Further information and an application form are available from our website: www.highworth.kent.sch.uk        We do not accept CVs.

Completed applications should be emailed to: HR@highworth.kent.sch.uk

Closing Date:  Friday 14 October 2022 at 8am


Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.  Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Highworth Grammar School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.


Highworth Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. An Enhanced DBS check is required for this post

Information about the school

Highworth Grammar School is an over-subscribed 11 – 18, selective girls’ school of 1542 students with 459 students in the Sixth Form (100 boys). We are situated in the South East of England, with excellent transport links to both the rest of Kent and London.

The school was judged to be Outstanding in all areas in June 2013. In 2019 our A Level results placed us in the top 25% of schools nationally.

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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.