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Caretaker - Full-time

Maypole Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2066-252S
  • Posted:13/11/2022
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:13/12/2022 at 18:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Premises Caretaker at Maypole Primary School

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly committed Caretaker who will ensure that our children learn in a safe, clean and healthy environment. You will be an important member of our school team. This role would suit someone who is confident regarding site security, has a working knowledge of and competence in H&S systems, general DIY and grounds maintenance.

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a strong, supportive team within our school. Working hours would be 6 hours a day split shift, 6:30am – 11am then 2 – 4pm

Split shifts and hours are negotiable for the right candidate

Annual leave to be taken during school holidays

We would really like to meet you if you:

  • take pride in your work, care for the place you work and have a personal drive to make a difference
  • can be passionate about the school and positively communicate with all the children, staff and external contractors
  • have a positive, self-motivated, and are organised with good practical skills
  • have some knowledge of basic plumbing, carpentry, electrical and decorating repairs
  • are conscientious and hard working to ensure all duties are carried out to a high standard
  • are able to work as part of an effective team and understand and carry out instructions
  • can support internal school events by preparing facilities, setting up IT and configuring rooms as required
  • can be responsible for the opening up and locking up of the building/gates
  • are physically fit and able to undertake lifting/carrying
  • can be flexible and prioritise workload

We can offer:

  • an enthusiastic and supportive school team
  • an on-going CPD programme and supportive induction
  • an amazing school site and grounds
  • a job you will enjoy coming to work for each day and where your efforts will not go unnoticed

If you have the enthusiasm and desire to work as a caretaker in our school, we would welcome your application. Visits to the school are encouraged; please contact the school to make an appointment via email/ school office.

All applications must be made via Kent-Teach using the KCC application form.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS and a health questionnaire. The school will also require 2 references (one of which must be your current or most recent employer which must be completed fully). 

Information about the school

At Maypole School, we pride ourselves on our caring, friendly and inclusive environment. We put children first and aim to bring out the very best in every individual. The relationships we develop with our children and families enable us to create a distinctive ethos.

We are very proud of our achievements and the high standards achieved by pupils. We are passionate about educating the whole child and ensuring that we provide pupils with a wide range of experiences and opportunities.

In our Ofsted (June 2018), we were pleased that the school continued to remain good. The school community is committed to pupils reaching the highest possible standards and to further improve their achievements.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 556581


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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.